Monday, May 14, 2012
WILL BRIGG GAIN QUEEN ELIZABETH FIELDS STATUS?
Brigg Town Council wants to see the Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road, and the Donkey Field, near Almond Grove, included in the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.
This is a UK-wide programme to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the 2014 Commonwealth Games, by permanently protecting 2012 outdoor recreational spaces. All kinds of sites are eligible to become Queen Elizabeth II Fields.
Brigg Town Council is making Brigg Rec its "primary candidate" and if more than one can be accepted from the town, it wants to see the Donkey Field put forward, too.
Proposing the inclusion of the Donkey Field, Coun Ann Eardley looked back to its history as a playing field, going back to the 1930s when a football team played there.
Councillor Ben Nobbs said he wanted to press strongly for Brigg Rec's inclusion.
Councillor Jenny Bell agreed, saying: "There's a lot goes on there."
Councillor Penny Smith pointed out that as Brigg Town Council owned neither playing field, it could only make recommendations to the North Lincolnshire authority.