Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Brigg Town Council is objecting to a Yorkshire company's advertisement consent application for permission to display signs on the perimeters of the A18 Monument roundabout in Brigg.
North Lincolnshire Council planners will now decide whether to give approval or refuse the application.
Concerns were expressed during a Brigg Town Council Planning & Environment Committee meeting held on Monday night in the Angel Suite.
Chairman Coun Mike Storey said the Monument was a war memorial with listed building status. What was suggested would be inappropriate.
A blanket application has been made seeking advert consent for signs on various roundabouts in North Lincolnshire, including ones in Elsham and Barnetby.
■ At the start of Monday's meeting, Coun Storey was re-elected as chairman of the Town Council's planning committe for a further 12 months, with Coun Donald Campbell re-elected as vice-chairman.
People who are caught short in Brigg may well be grateful for a decision taken by the Town Council at its June meeting held this week.
The town authority will continue to pay to have the Cary Lane toilets opened for use on Sundays and bank holidays.
North Lincolnshire Council owns the Cary Lane conveniences but does not choose to open them on Sundays and public holidays.
For some years now, the Town Council has funded the extra unlocking as a covenience to people visiting the town centre.
This agreement will continue for the next 12 months and is likely to cost £1,400.
Coun James Truepenny said the town was getting busier on Sundays so he fully supported renewal of the service level agreement for Cary Lane.
■ The WCs on East Park - near the war memorial - are not covered by the agreement.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Many folk living and working in the Brigg area love to watch Second World War era planes from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight whenever they come to our neck of the woods
The BBMF at RAF Coningsby has now confirmed there will be a flypast by a Hurricane fighter between 4pm and 4.20pm on Sunday, July 16 - weather conditions permitting.
This will be part of a new Aviation Heritage Festival for North Lincolnshire.
The festival, which will embrace our local aviation heritage from the early 20th century to now, will take place at Skydive Hibaldstow.
Events of the past will be brought to life, to educate visitors and celebrate aviation in our area.
A spokesperson for North Lincolnshire Council said: “This festival is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the story of northern Lincolnshire’s aviation heritage."
There were WW2 fighters based at the airfields in Hibaldstow and Kirton Lindsey, while bomber stations included Elsham and Kirmington. Many airmen used pubs in Brigg.
PICTURED: Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire during a previous flypast in our area.
A few years ago there was a pilot scheme in our part of Brigg to try out low energy LED street lights.
This project was well received and the leading lights at North Lincolnshire Council said that other LED street lights would follow, which has proved to be the case.
The council has now given the green light for thousands to be installed.
FROM SARAH HOWE, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
North Lincolnshire Council is currently looking for a supplier to replace 21,000 street lights with more efficient LED lights across North Lincolnshire.
The £6m scheme to improve street lights will result in using 50 to 75 per cent less energy than ordinary street lights.
Work on replacing the street lights is expected to start from September 2017.
The council is currently developing the programme of when work will take place and intends to keep residents updated through its website and social media.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It costs the council £1m a year on energy bills for street lights. This is an astronomical amount that increases as energy prices rise."
“By installing new LED lights, we are not only reducing our energy consumption but saving money too. Ultimately the £1m a year in electricity efficiencies can then be reinvested to support key council services such as Adult Social Care, Highways and Schools things local residents regularly tell us are important to them. "
These new lights are more energy efficient than the current lights and cost significantly less to maintain than the existing lights.
“While some other councils have sought to save money by switching off street lights and reducing street lighting provision we will not. In my view, communities are safer and residents really benefit from well-lit streets, and I am simply not prepared to compromise on this in the interests of saving money in this area.
“North Lincolnshire council will take a different approach by ensuring that our street lights stay on, using modern LED lighting technology at a much reduced cost to the local tax-payer and of significant benefit to the local environment."
An update is to be given on progress to further improve facilities at Brigg Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road.
North Lincolnshire Council having built a new changing room block with showers, work is now underway to bring the playing square and outfield up to the standard required by the Lincolnshire County Cricket League.
At the league's mid-season meeting to be held in Market Rasen on Wednesday, July 19th, Brigg Town Cricket Club will have the opportunity to outline progress and future work.
The league's ground inspectors are expected to visit Brigg Rec during September and prepare a report for member clubs to consider at the annual meeting in October.
Brigg are playing this season's division four home games at Hibaldstow and Keelby.
Monday, June 26, 2017
It proved to be a busy last day for a Brigg town centre shop which closed its doors for the final time on Saturday.
We walked past along Wrawby Street half-a-dozen times and on each occasion the Cookshop was filled with people viewing items on offer in the closing down sale.
These premises - in a different guise - once housed Instone's, the renowned grocery emporium.
Yesterday was farmers' market Saturday and that drew a big attendance - helped by the fine weather.
A good number of visitors have still failed to grasp the fact that car parking is free on Saturdays.
Would a temporary banner or two advising drivers about this welcome concession by North Lincolnshire Council be in order?
These could be located near the entrances.