|John Colby (left) and Coun the Rev Alec Depledge manning the Brigg Neighbourhood Plan consultation stand in the Angel Suite today.|
Saturday, September 27, 2014
BRIGG ‘BUZZING’ WITH SUNNY SATURDAY SHOPPERS
During the Town Mayor’s Coffee Morning in the Angel Suite, people connected with drawing up the Brigg Neighbourhood Plan were available to talk to interested members of the public.
John Colby, Coun the Rev Alec Depledge and Coun Ben Nobbs, among others, were available for a chat about the Plan beside a table-top map of the town (see pictures).
Brigg was buzzing today, the super weather helping to draw a really big attendance at the monthly farmers’ market and adjoining general Saturday market.
Eateries were doing a roaring trade and other shops and businesses gained from the increased footfall, as they choose to describe it these days in retail circles.
Brigg Blog rightly forecast that parking spaces were in great demand, and hard to find for some late-comers (ourselves included!). Difficult, but not impossible. As we suggested ahead of the weekend, patience would pay off, eventually, even if it meant driving round the Old Courts Road car park once or twice.
We had asked drivers to ensure they parked between the white lines but this was not the case adjoining the space we eventually spied. This resulted in a tight squeeze getting in and out of the car. Admittedly, 5 or 10 years ago this would have been much less of an issue!
We even managed a winning ticket in the Angel Suite raffle, in aid of the Town Mayor’s Appeal Fund – a nice bottle of M&S red wine. There was a good range of prizes.
All in all, then, a good day. Worth rounding off tonight with a trip to a Brigg hostelry or two.