Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Brigg Skate Park - just over the parish border in Scawby, near Ancholme Leisure Centre - needs to find money for next year's insurance or the skids could well be put under this worthwhile facility enjoyed by young people from a wide area.
As the Park is not in Brigg, the Town Council would only be allowed to put a maximum £250 a year into it. However, the insurance for the 12 months from April 1 will be in the region of £1,800, the current yearly premium having been kindly met by North Lincolnshire Council.
Coun Ben Nobbs, Deputy Town Mayor of Brigg, says it is very important the Skate Park Committee succeeds, but warns that unless that body can find the money, the park will close. Another meeting has been arranged for Monday, March 8 when the organisers hope for a good attendance by those interested in saving the Park.
When Brigg Town Council reviewed the situation at its monthly meeting on Monday in the Angel Suite, Coun Sue Nicholson wondered whether it might be possible for users to be asked to pay a small charge for the first time.
But Town Clerk Jeanette Woollard pointed out that would result in many health and safety and supervision issues and change the status of the facility.
Brigg Town Council is now wondering whether other local parish councils might help, together with organisations with a proven track record of supporting worthy causes, such as the Freemasons or Rotary.

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