Monday, February 20, 2017

BRIGG AREA PROPERTIES UP FOR AUCTION

Properties from Brigg and the surrounding area will be going under the hammer at an auction this week.
The latest DDM Property Auction will take place on Thursday, February 23.
It is at Forest Pines, Broughton, with registration taking place at 6.30pm and the auction getting under way at 7pm.
DDM says: "If you don’t want to register to bid, but are interested in the auction process or potentially selling at auction, you can attend our events to see what it’s like."
22 St Helen's Road, Brigg, is included in the Lot List with a starting bid of £130,000.
19 Woods Meadow, Hibaldstow, has a starting bid of £140,000.
In total there are 25 properties of various types listed for auction.

BRIGG STUDENTS TRY OUT NEW FACILITY


This picture by Ken Harrison, of the Brigg Matters newsletter, shows students from Sir John Nelthorpe School on the new all-weather floodlit "Blue Astro" pitch on the day  the new Recreation Ground was officially opened by Andrew Percy, the Brigg & Goole MP and Government Minister, second from right.
On the left of picture are Couns Nigel and Carl Sherwood, while North Lincolnshire Council's leader, Coun Rob Waltham, is on the right. They are the local authority's three Brigg & Wolds Ward representatives.
Seeing the girls and boys from SJN on the new all-weather facility set Brigg Blog wondering how much use will be made of the 21st century Rec in the months and years ahead by students from  Nelthorpe School and the Vale  Academy.
We'd like to think the answer is: A great deal.


BRIGG EXCURSION WILL SPARK INTEREST AMONG SHOPPERS


A Brigg travel company is to run a shopping trip which is bound to prove popular.
Radley Holidays, which has an office in Chapel Court adjoining the town's main car park, is offering a Marks & Spencer Experience Excursion on Thursday, 6th April.
Enjoy a tour and talk at the M&S Archive building in Leeds with light refreshments included, followed by shopping at the huge M&S Pudsey Superstore.
Radley's says this will be a real treat for all "Marks & Sparks" fans. 
Call in at the Travel Office, pictured above, for further details and to book your seat.
Find out more at the company's website through this link..

Sunday, February 19, 2017

NEW BRIGG RECREATION GROUND OFFICIALLY OPENED - PICTURES BY KEN HARRISON

 

Our thanks are extended to Ken Harrison, of the Brigg Matters newsletter, for these pictures taken at the official opening of the lavishly refurbished Brigg Recreation Ground on Friday, February 17
Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse) at the Department for Communities and Local Government - had the honour of declaring North Lincolnshire Council's sporting facility well and truly open by unveiling a plaque inside the new changing room complex (pictured above).
He was accompanied by the three Brigg & Wolds councillors on the North Lincolnshire unitary authority - Cabinet member Coun Carl Sherwood, Coun Rob Waltham (leader of the council) and Coun Nigel Sherwood, chairman of the planning committee.
Also in attendance were Coun Trevor Foster, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, and Coun Ann Eardley, Brigg Town Mayor.
Light refreshments were served in the new community room, which is at one end of the building.
Coun Carl's remit at North Lincolnshire Council includes sport and recreation. So it must have been a particularly proud moment for him. 
Brigg Hockey Club began playing league games on the ground early in January. Football, netball, tennis and cricket are also catered for. 

Left to right at the official opening of Brigg Recreation Ground - Coun Carl Sherwood, Andrew Percy MP, Coun Rob Waltham, Coun Ann Eardley, Coun Nigel Sherwood and Coun Trevor Foster.


Stepping foot on the super new "Blue Astro" all-weather floodlit hockey pitch. Left to right: Coun Foster, Coun Waltham, Coun Carl Sherwood, Andrew Percy MP, Coun Nigel Sherwood and Coun Eardley.


TIME TO BRIGG BACK BRIGG CHARITY MARKET?


Brigg seems to be missing out on table top sales - popular in many other towns and villages across the region.
We think there would be good support within the town from folk looking to pick up a bargain.
Possible venues include the refurbished Church Hall on Bigby Street (pictured above) and the Angel Suite.
Or how about reintroducing the popular charity market, whose stalls attracted so many customers long ago?
Meanwhile, there's an opportunity to make a shortish drive to visit an established table top sale.

FROM ANN BOULTON, BETTER BARROW COMMUNITY GROUP
Having a clear out?  Why not sell your unwanted items at next month's Barrow-on-Humber table top sale?
The Better Barrow Community Group is now taking bookings for tables for their sale on March 4 in the Village Hall on the High Street.  
On the same morning, Holy Trinity Church holds the latest of its regular book sales in the Vicar's Room, so there is an opportunity to call in on both events.
Tables for the table top sale cost £5 each and sellers can set up from 9am.
To book a table, e-mail your name and number to betterbarrow@gmail.com or for further details ring 01469 531280.

BRIGG SPORTSMAN HITS THE HEADLINES AT 67


One of the best-known sportsmen in Brigg has hit the headlines at the age of 67.
Colin Mumby - pictured above on the touchline during a recent Briggensians FC match at Sir John Nelthorpe School - is still a signed-on player in the TSW Printers Scunthorpe & District Football League.
Early in his very long career, he used to play for Scunthorpe United Reserves alongside a certain Kevin Keegan.
The Scunthorpe Telegraph has a lovely feature article about Colin in this week's edition - written by Nick Cole - and an online version of the story went up on the newspaper's website today.
Well worth a read in print - or view online through this link...
Colin played cricket for Brigg Town over many seasons, too.


BARNETBY GOAL ACE HILL ON THE MARK IN MILESTONE VICTORY

Barnetby United's Cameron Hill who notched his 23rd goal of the season yesterday.
Fourth-placed Barnetby United won 2-0 away to third-in-the-table Epworth in the first division of the T.S.W. Printers Scunthorpe & District Football League yesterday (Saturday, February 18).
In division three, fourth-placed Barnetby United Reserves lost 7-0 to Crosby Colts Reserves.
Briggensians FC - based at Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg - were without a game yesterday. Nor do they have one coming up on Saturday, February 25.
Briggensians remain second in the division three table, with an eye on promotion from the basement section of the competition.

EPWORTH v BARNETBY - MATCH REPORT & PICTURES FROM LEE FIELDEN
Having finally beaten Epworth Town 1st team for the first time since 1954 on the opening day of the season, United have finally won away at Epworth (against their 1st team, previously beaten the Reserves) in any competition.
A first half strike from George Merrick and Cameron Hill's 23rd goal of the season in the second half saw Barnetby to a famous victory.

Skipper Joe Scott challenging for the ball, supported by Luke Cottam.

Scorer of Barnetby United's 2nd goal, Cameron Hill shields the ball.
Club President Mike Hartley, left, watching on from the touchline during during the Railwaymen's 2-0 win at Epworth.