Sunday, April 23, 2017

BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL TO REVIEW ANGEL SUITE CHARGES


Brigg Town Council's monthly meeting will be open to interested members of the public, who may sit and listen to the discussions and ask questions at the appropriate time, if they wish (see below).
The meeting will be held in the Angel Suite on Monday, April 24, stating at 7.15pm.
Entry to the building at night is through the double doors off the rear car park (pictured above).
Items of interest at tomorrow's meeting include:

  • Reviewing the charges for hiring the Angel Suite community venue.
  • Reports on the allotments off Grammar School Road and Atherton Way
  • Request to provide a letter to support a grant application by a canoe club which is active in the Brigg area.
  • Determine the next step in appointing a new Town Clerk, following the resignation of the current post holder. 
  • Update from the three Brigg & Wolds Ward representatives on North Lincolnshire Council - Couns Rob Waltham, Carl Sherwood and Nigel Sherwood.


AGENDA/BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED

1. Notice convening the meeting.

2. To Receive Apologies and Reasons for Absence

3. To Consider the suspension of the Meeting for the Purpose of Prayer.

 4. a)  To Record any declarations of Interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the Agenda Item and the type of interest being declared.

b)  To note any dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of the Agenda Items listed below.

5. Police Matters

6. To receive any correspondence (for information only).

 7. To receive the update on any outstanding issues from the Clerk.

 8. Public Question Time.

 9. To Receive any Questions from Members.

10. To Receive a report from the North Lincolnshire Ward Councillors.

11. a) TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE THE MINUTES, AS CIRCULATED, 
OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES.

i) Full Council Monday 27th March 2017.
           
12. TO RECEIVE REPORTS FROM MEMBERS DELEGATED TO SERVE ON OUTSIDE BODIES.

13. ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT 
a)   To Receive the following Financial Reports and Approve the Accounts for Payment: As at 31st March 2017 for Full Council and the Angel Suite
     
14. TO REVIEW THE CURRENT SCALE OF ANGEL SUITE CHARGES.

15. MEETING DATES FOR THE COUNCIL YEAR 2017/18
To approve the schedule of meeting dates for 2017/18.

16. ALLOTMENTS: 
a)  To Receive a report on any outstanding issues from the clerk:

b)  Redcombe Lane site:

i) To Receive and Consider the site visit report and any observations from the Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.
ii) To Receive and Consider any reports from Countryside Pest Control.

c)  Grammar School Road

i) To Receive and Consider the site visit report and any observations from the 
Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.
ii) To receive a report from the clerk regarding tenancies relinquished or terminated. 
iii) To Receive and Consider any report from Countryside Pest Control.

17. TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE TOWN COUNCIL, IN RESPECT OF A SPORTS ENGLAND GRANT APPLICATION BY GLANFORD & SCUNTHORPE CANOE CLUB. 

18. IN VIEW OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE BUSINESS ABOUT TO BE TRANSACTED, IT IS ADVISABLE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST THAT THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ARE EXCLUDED AND THEY ARE INSTRUCTED TO WITHDRAW;

19. TO REVIEW THE CURRENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE TOWN CLERK VACANCY AND TO      DETERMINE THE NEXT STEP OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.


Prior to the Council meeting there will be a Planning & Environment Committee meeting, starting at 7pm, also in the Angel Suite. This is also open to the public.

Three pictures showing the Angel Suite set out for functions



POLICE ON 'SOFTLY SOFTLY' PATROL IN BRIGG


We spotted a message on Twitter, posted on Friday night, from Humberside Specials, saying that special constables were in Brigg town centre, visiting pubs and talking to people.
They are visiting other towns, too.
That's very welcome; so-called visible policing is what many folk want to see.
In decades past, officers based at our Brigg police station used to do this as a matter of course, particularly at weekends.
Sgt Burns and Sgt Triffit were familiar faces to many as they popped in to see all was well at local hostelries and exchanged greetings with mine hosts.
We'll be asking Humberside Police whether the latest tour of the town centre is something we can expect to see repeated.
For the benefit of younger Brigg Blog readers, here's a link explaining our headline...


BRIGG REC: HOW MANY MEN'S FOOTBALL TEAMS CAN WE HOPE TO SEE NEXT SEASON?


Next season, how men's football teams will we see playing home games at the new £2.8-million Brigg Recreation Ground?
It has now been completely refurbished by North Lincolnshire Council, with an up-market changing room block, and a full-sized grass football pitch has been retained.
AFC Brigg have just completed their season in division one of the Paul Fox Scunthorpe & District Sunday League, playing home games at Scawby Playing Field.
Jolly Miller (Wrawby) have been competing in division four.
Other local sides include Broughton WMC (division one), Hibaldstow Wanderers (division two), Dog and Rat, Broughton (division three) and Broughton Lions (division five).
Pitches are available to use in Wrawby, Broughton and Hibaldstow.
In the TSW Printers Scunthorpe & District League, which is a Saturday competition, Brigg's only team, Briggensians, hosts games at Sir John Nelthorpe School, while Barnetby United Reserves play at the railway village's Silver Street ground.
Brigg Servicemen's Club and Dying Gladiator (Brigg), pictured below, no longer compete in the Sunday League, but did so until quite recently.
Giving the steady decline in the number of teams, and divisions, in the Scunthorpe Saturday and Sunday Leagues, and the fact that a number of villages/towns near Brigg have their own grounds, perhaps our best hope for Brigg Rec is that the refurbished facilities prompt the formation of one or more new teams/clubs which would use it in future seasons.
We shall never recapture how things were decades ago when Brigg Amateurs had three Saturday teams and there were so many Sunday sides using the Rec that both the men's pitches were fully utilised for morning and afternoon matches.
It's something of a paradox that when the changing rooms were very basic, Brigg had many local teams. But now the facilities are top-notch, we have very few.
Sadly, there is not the interest in playing team sports that there used to be. Particularly among those old enough to play what we will call men's football.
Cricket is in a similar position, although the hockey club is doing well. 


BRIGG HERITAGE CENTRE WELCOMES NEW MANAGER

 

FROM KAY ROTHERY, BRIGG HERITAGE CENTRE

A few details about our new manager at the Heritage Centre for your Brigg Blog.    
Robert Jackson took up his position as manager earlier in April.  
Robert comes to us  with a background in charity management and extensive experience across education, particularly the early years, and schools.  
He has been a resident of Brigg for over 25 years so his local knowledge will be a great advantage in his new job.  
The Trustees are delighted to welcome Robert and are confident that the Heritage Centre is in capable hands for the future of this  brilliant facility in the centre of our historic town.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

WOLF HALL COSTUME DISPLAY JUST A TRAIN RIDE AWAY FROM BRIGG


You can take a train from Brigg, Kirton Lindsey or Barnetby and enjoy a "dramatic" day out.
BBC's Wolf Hall costumes are to go on display at an historic Lincolnshire venue.
And you can catch a direct train on Saturdays to see them at Gainsborough's number one tourist attraction, which is open from 10.30am to 5pm at weekends.
Using his many contacts and social media expertise, We expect that Brigg Line campaigner Paul Johnson will be 'on board' with us in promoting the benefits of taking the train to view the exhibition.


FROM LYNDSEY HANNAM, LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Costumes from the critically acclaimed BBC drama Wolf Hall will be coming to Gainsborough Old Hall from 29 April to 28 August.
The Tudor costumes have been lent to the Old Hall by Angels Costumes, a specialist supplier for stage and screen, promising a treat for fans of drama, history and fashion.
The historical smash hit was shown on BBC Two in January 2015, telling the story of Thomas Cromwell's rise to fame in the court of Henry VIII.
Jon Hogan, public engagement manager, said: "Henry VIII himself stayed at Gainsborough Old Hall with his fifth wife Catherine Howard in 1541, making it the perfect setting to see these magnificent Tudor costumes.
"Wolf Hall was celebrated by critics for its historical accuracy, and the costumes are a brilliant example. They're impressive replicas of the clothes we know were worn by Henry VIII and his courtiers."
Following a winter stint at York's Barley Hall, the costumes will be on display in The Upper Great Chamber of Gainsborough Old Hall.
Stars of the show have had massive success since it aired. Claire Foy was BAFTA nominated for her part as Anne Boleyn. She has gone on to win a Golden Globe for her part as The Queen in Netflix drama The Crown. Damian Lewis was BAFTA nominated for his part as Henry VIII. Mark Rylance who played Thomas Cromwell was awarded a BAFTA for his part in the production while also nominated for Golden Globe and an EMMY.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the Gainsborough Old Hall entry price, Adults £7.40, Concessions £5.90, Children £4.20 (5-17), Family Ticket (two adults and up to three children) £19.00, Under 5s FREE.
Find out more about the Old Hall and other events coming up at www.gainsborougholdhall.com 
Gainsborough Old Hall was built in the 1460s and is one of the country's best-preserved medieval manor houses. It is located on Parnell Street, DN21 2NB.

Image credit: Company Productions

BRIGG BUTTERCROSS: THANKFULLY THE BELL HAS NOT TOLLED FOR HISTORIC CLOCK


FROM CHRIS O'ROURKE, COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

We've done a bit of digging into the history of the Buttercross clock.
As you know, it was 200 years ago this year that building work started on what is now the Buttercross. 
It is thought that the building has always had a clock; indeed, a picture from 1850 shows the building with a clock.
Interestingly, there also used to be a bell at the other end of the building that was linked to the clock and would chime on the hour (or thereabouts - within 15 minutes either way  in the latter days of its life). 
The bell developed a large crack and would apparently sound like more of a clang so the bell and all its supporting beams were removed shortly before the building's major £600,000 refurbishment in 1989.
During the refurbishment the clock was also removed and taken to C and F Build Ltd of Haxey who repaired the clock and returned it to the Buttercross in 1990.
After its recent stop, it was been fixed this week by one of the council's in-house maintenance team. No special parts were needed as it was just an electrical fault. Which begs the question: when was the mechanism for the clock electrified?
That we don't know - perhaps when it was reinstalled in '91? 
Maybe your readers know more...

NF ADDS: If you can answer the question Chris poses, or have other relevant information, post a comment here or email scoopfisher@aol.com if you prefer.

BARNETBY FOOTBALLERS FINISH SEASON ON A HIGH


Barnetby United Reserves became only the second team this season to take a point from division three champions Shape Changers in the TSW Printers Scunthorpe & District Football League.
In a midweek match at Barnetby's Silver Street ground, the villagers drew 1-1 with opponents who have won 13 of their 15 league fixtures, with one game to go.
It proved to be an entertaining encounter.
Josh Isaac's goal gave Barnetby the lead, but the champions hit back to maintain their unbeaten league record.

Barnetby Reserves finished the season in fourth place with 26 points from 16 matches.
Briggensians - based at Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg - came fifth with 24 points.
Above them were Shape Changers, AFC Blades and AFC Queensway.
Below Barnetby Reserves and Briggensians came Crosby Colts Reserves, Scotter Reserves, Epworth Blues and wooden-spoonists Santon.
We can recall turning out for the Brigg Amateurs A-team in the 1980s against Santon, in the bottom division of the Scunthorpe Saturday League. So you have to admire the way they have kept going all these years.