Monday, December 17, 2018
Brigg Blog is reminding householders in the town that the final waste bin and recycling box collection is imminent before Christmas changes come into effect.
North Lincolnshire Council is altering collection days because Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on a Tuesday.
So the last TUESDAY collection of 2018 for Brigg households will take place tomorrow (December 18). The collection teams will be emptying general waste wheelie bins and recycling boxes containing glass, cans and paper, plus bags of textiles.
Their next visit after that will be on MONDAY, December 24 to empty burgundy bins containing plastic and cardboard.
On MONDAY, December 31 (rather than Tuesday, January 1) they will empty Brigg's wheelie bins, and recycling boxes containing glass, cans and paper, plus bags of textiles.
Things will revert to normal of Tuesday, January 8, 2019 when burgundy bins will be emptied.
With all the extra paper, cans, bottles and waste the festive and New Year season generates, make sure you don't miss any of the collection dates in Brigg over the coming weeks.
With just a few weeks to go until the Tesco store in Brigg celebrates 20 years of successful trading in the town, details have been released of Christmas 2018 and New Year opening hours.
On SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2018 the Tesco store in Brigg will open an hour earlier at 9am so shoppers can browse the aisles prior to the tills processing purchases from 10am to 4pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE, MONDAY DECEMBER 24, 2018: Tesco in Brigg will be open from 6am to 7pm.
CHRISTMAS DAY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2018: Tesco in Brigg will be closed.
BOXING DAY, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2018: Tesco in Brigg will be closed.
NEW YEAR'S EVE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2018: Tesco in Brigg will be open from 6am to 7pm.
NEW YEAR'S DAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2019: Tesco in Brigg will be closed.
You can phone the store during opening hours on 0345 6779113 or shop online at Tesco via this link...
Local band The Beat Thieves will be playing live at a Brigg pub later this week.
They will be performing at the Britannia Inn, Wrawby Street, on Friday, December 21, from 9pm until late.
Those attending the gig are being asked to don Christmas gear.
The Beat Thieves, whose playlist includes hits made famous by The Beatles and Elvis Presley, performed at The Brit in November, supporting The Dirty Pitchers - another local group.
Question Time is in the news at present - David Dimbleby having just hosted his final BBC programme after 25 years.
But Brigg Town Council's own version continues - Public Question Time forming part of the agenda at every monthly meeting.
Townsfolk are welcome to attend at the Angel Suite and put questions to their elected representatives.
The Town Mayor - currently Coun Donald Campbell - is in the Dimbleby role, inviting questions from the audience.
The next opportunity to ask questions from the public gallery will come on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Brigg Town Council sometimes pencils in meetings on its calendar that are categorised as "in case of need."
This means that councillors will only convene if there's something particularly pressing that needs a decision or discussion.
The council's meeting this month was "in case of need" and provisionally arranged for tonight (Monday, December 17).
However, due to lack of urgent business, there's no need for a meeting.
We mention this to advise townsfolk who may have been thinking of attending to raise issues of interest to them.
Brigg Blog will give a New Year reminder of the January 2019 meeting. Public Question Time will be an early item on the agenda.
There's a very long-standing tradition associated with the December meeting of Brigg Town Council - councillors having a festive drink with the Town Mayor.
Back in the early 1980s, when the local authority still met in the ornate Glanford Borough Council debating chamber within what's now Hewson House, a bottle of sherry and mince pies used to appear at the conclusion of the December session. Members of the public and the press were then invited to enjoy refreshments with the Mayor.
The following decade, following Brigg Town Council's relocation to the Angel Suite, festive refreshments were sometimes served there, while on other occasions councillors met up after the meeting at a local hostelry. The venue varied, generating a bit of extra trade on a Monday night.
PICTURED: A meeting of Brigg Town Council in 2018 with the public gallery at the far end of the Angel Suite. Town Mayor Coun Donald Campbell, nearest the camera - wearing his chain of office - is chairing the session. Town councillors are seated left and right.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
There's still time to visit the second annual Festival of Trees in Brigg which opened on Thursday.
It's being held at St John the Evangelist Church and ends today (Sunday, 16th December, 2018).
Opening times are 11am to 1pm.
Various local shops, organisations and groups have displayed their Christmas trees and festive wreaths, extending from the main church to the church hall.
Admission is free - donations welcome to the Church's Fabric Fund.
The festival has been promoted by Brigg Town Business Partnership.
These pictures were taken by Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine.
ABOVE: The 'Dennis the Menace' tree from Brigg Library.
|The Rabbit Hole book shop, Brigg,|
|Brigg & District Breast Cancer Support Group's tree|
|Sinan Erdeniz of the Hungry Fisherman, Brigg|
|Festive wreath from Green Jay, Brigg|
|Wrawby Windmill Group's Christmas tree|
|The Brigg and District Veterans' Group tree|
|Design Orchard, Brigg|
A section of road in Brigg will be closed to vehicles over four days, with delays likely for motorists in this part of the town.Between Monday, December 17 and Thursday, December 20, resurfacing work will be carried out on Ancholme Gardens from its junction with Elwes Street.
Brigg firm EC Surfacing will be attending to the road surface for North Lincolnshire Council, the local highway authority.
Ancholme Gardens is one of social landlord Ongo's "retirement living schemes."
The site has apartments, bungalows and off-road parking.
People in Brigg and district are advised to check the following list of opening times for Christmas 2018 and the New Year.
There may be information here that's important to you over the festive period.
North Lincolnshire Council has issued details of the services it provides across the district, but Brigg Blog has edited the complete list to show only information of local interest.
Christmas opening times across North Lincolnshire Council
FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
Ancholme Leisure Centre (Scawby Brook) is open from 8.30am to 3pm on Christmas Eve; closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; open from 8.30am to 3pm on 27 December and 8am to 3pm on 28 December; from 9am to 3pm on 29, 30 and 31 December; closed on New Year’s Day; and open as normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Swimming lessons at our leisure centres will end on Sunday 23 December 2018 and start back up on Monday 7 January 2019.
Active Lifestyle (including Street Sport, On Target and Do Something Different) sessions will finish on Friday 21 December 2018 and start again on Monday 7 January 2019.
Brigg Tourist Information Centre (The Buttercross) is open from 10am to 3pm on Christmas Eve; closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; open from 10am to 3pm on 27, 28 and 29 December; closed on 30 December, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day; and then open as normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Barton Library and Brigg Library will be open from 9.30am to 2pm on Christmas Eve; closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; open from 9am to 5.30pm on 27 and 28 December; open from 9am to 1pm on 29 December; closed on 30 December; open from 9.30am to 2pm (Barton) and 9am to 2pm (Brigg) on 31 December; closed on new Year’s Day and then open as normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Broughton Library is closed over the Christmas period.
Kirton-in-Lindsey Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 27 December; open from 9.30am to 3pm on 28 December; open from 10am to 1pm on 29 December; closed on 30 December, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day; and then open as normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.
The Mobile Library will run the route 31 service on Christmas Eve finishing at 12.30pm in Ulceby; it won’t be running on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; the routes on 27, 28 and 29 December will run as normal; route 11 on New Year’s Eve will end in Normanby at 1pm; and then it will return to normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.
The Register Office at Scunthorpe Civic Centre will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 22 December; closed on Christmas Eve but contactable by telephone between 9am and 12pm; closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; open from 9am to 4pm on 27 and 28 December; open from 10am to 4pm on 29 December; open from 9am to 2pm on New Year's Eve; closed on New Year's Day; and then open as normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Waste bin and recycling box collections in North Lincolnshire will change from Monday 17 December 2018 for four weeks over the Christmas period. Check your collection calendar carefully to make sure you don’t miss bin day over Christmas. You can also check your dates online.
Our household recycling centres (there's one near Broughton) will be open as normal each day, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Our recycling centres in Winterton, Goxhill and Belton will open an extra day on Thursday 27 December, from 10am to 4pm.
The CallConnect bus will run on Saturday 22 December as normal; from 8am to 6pm on Christmas Eve; the service won’t be running on Christmas Day and Boxing Day; on the 27, 28, 29 and 31 December from 8am to 6pm; and will run as normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019. Please be aware the service does not run on Sundays or bank holidays.
Over the Christmas period, a Christmas Saver ticket is available. Book your journeys online now.
The council’s Customer Contact Centre will be open from 8.30am to 2pm on Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day; open from 8.30am to 5pm on 27 December; open from 8.30am to 4.30pm on 28 December; open from 8.30am to 2pm on 31 December; closed on New Year’s Day; and then open as normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.
You can contact the council on email@example.com or by calling 01724 297000.
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