Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PLEASE SUPPORT THE ADRIAN GIBBONS MEMORIAL FOOTBALL MATCH AT BRIGG TOWN FC



FROM JON TAYLOR

The Adrian Gibbons memorial football game will be held on Sunday 30th April at the Hawthorns, Brigg Town Football Club.  
The game will be between two teams made up of players from Briggensians, AFC Brigg, ex-Briggensians, ex-Brigg Town and a couple of special guests.  
The game is a 4pm kick-off - and 3pm meet - and all money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation.  
We raised over £1,000 last year and it is hoped we will once again raise as much as possible.  There will be a raffle and if you would like to contribute to it please send all prizes to Brigg Town on the day.  
There are already a large number of players who have expressed an interest in playing but if there is anyone else who is interested then please contact Jon Taylor.  
The Scunthorpe United fixture kicks off at 12, so why not come and support the event after the game?
It is the Bank holiday weekend and many who knew Gibb will meet for a drink after the game.

N.F. ADDS: For the benefit of Brigg Blog readers living outside the area who may not have known Adrian, he was a very well-known local sportsman and teacher at Sir John Nelthorpe School, a devoted family man and a former pupil of Brigg Grammar School. He played football for a number of local teams including Brigg Town FC and  Briggensians in the TSW Printers Scunthorpe & District League.

Pictured above and below: Pictures from a previous Gibby Memorial Match at The Hawthorns, home of Brigg Town FC.
Referee Martin North, left, with Col Mumby, centre, and Richard Rivron.




WHERE BRIGG CRIMES TOOK PLACE


The latest crime locations in Brigg have been revealed through www.police.uk
A breakdown of the 48 crimes reported during February 2017 shows there were 12 within the town centre.
There were five on/near Preston Drive and five others on/close to Bridge Street.
Four crimes were committed on the Newlands estate.
Three  took place on the Springbank estate and there were two on the Waters Edge estate, which, despite being in Broughton parish, is included in the Brigg crime stats, being within a one-mile radius of the police station.
View the full interactive map through this link...

PLANNING APPLICATION IN BRIGG & WOLDS WARD TO BE CONSIDERED TOMORROW

A Brigg & Wolds area application will be considered by councillors sitting on North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee when it holds its monthly meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, April 26).
This will start at 2pm at Scunthorpe Civic Centre, off Ashby Road.
Among applications going before the committee is:
Land south of and 12 Queens Road, Barnetby le Wold: Outline application to demolish two outbuildings and to erect two pairs of semi-detached dwellings and garages, with all matters reserved for subsequent approval, together with new vehicular access.
This is regarded by the council as an application of significant public interest.
Coun Nigel Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds) is chairman of the planning committee.

BRIGG FOLK CAN JOIN THE PARTY IN THE CAR PARK

A Brigg area pub is to hold its Annual Party in the Car Park, which will attract plenty of people. And it's free to attend.
The party will be on Saturday, June 10 at the Sutton Arms, Scawby, from 2pm until late.
There will be a children's entertainer, bouncy castles, field sports, a disco, a BBQ from 2pm into the evening and live music from 7pm.
Inquire at the pub for further details or call 01652 652430.

Monday, April 24, 2017

BRIGG BIKE NIGHT 2017 - DATE & LOCATION CONFIRMED


Brigg Blog is delighted to be able to confirm that Brigg Bike Night 2017 will be even bigger than last year's very successful event.
Organiser Lucy Fensome - landlady of the Yarborough Hunt pub, pictured above - has received confirmation from the authorities that this year's Bike Night can take place in the Market Place as well as Bridge Street, the usual location.
The major spectator event will be held on Friday, July 7.
We've received some recent inquiries from bikers about the 2017 event.
Make a note of the date - further details to follow on Brigg Blog.

Brigg Bike Night 2016 in Bridge Street


LATEST BRIGG CRIME FIGURES REVEALED


There has been a fall in month-on-month crime in Brigg.
The reduction is revealed in official figures released through www.police.uk showing the number of incidents during February 2017.
That month saw 48 crimes reported within a one-mile radius of Brigg police station - five fewer than during January.

BREAKDOWN OF CRIMES BY CATEGORY FOR FEBRUARY 2017

  • Anti-social behaviour 11
  • Bicycle theft 0
  • Burglary 5
  • Criminal damage and arson 6
  • Drugs 0
  • Other crime 0
  • Other theft 8
  • Possession of weapons 0
  • Public order 3
  • Robbery  0
  • Shoplifting 0
  • Theft from the person 0
  • Vehicle crime 7
  • Violence and sexual offences 8

TOTAL 48

Brigg Blog always likes to give you comparisons with previous years


  • February 2016 - 48 crimes
  • February 2015 - 35 crimes
  • February 2014 - 44 crimes
  • February 2013 - 24 crimes
  • February 2012 - 50 crimes
  • February 2011 - 52 crimes

BRIGG CRICKETERS OPEN THEIR CAMPAIGN


Brigg Town Cricket Club did not enjoy the best of starts to the season in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League, sponsored by Readers.
Saturday saw Brigg visiting the Immingham Blossom Way ground to take on Cleethorpes 4ths in a division four fixture.
Town were short of runs and paid the penalty, losing by seven wickets.
The top five Brigg batsmen managed only 12 runs between them, but Mark Cawkwell (25) and Karl Dixon (34) improved things in the middle-order and Nick Beacock added 11 before being bowled by Jeff Todd, the former Lincolnshire Minor Counties player.
However, Brigg had to be content with a moderate total of 95.
There seemed some hope when Phil Dewfall and Nigel Beacock dismissed the Cleethorpes openers.
But the only other wicket Brigg managed came from Paul Neal,  as the home side clinched a seven-wicket win after 31 overs.
Brigg journey deep into the Isle of Axholme this Saturday (April 29) to take on Haxey 2nds who were also beaten at the weekend.