On the positive side, the official opening of newly-refurbished Brigg Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road, will take place at 9.45am, with Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy unveiling a plaque, accompanied by Brigg & Wolds representatives on North Lincolnshire Council.
The authority has funded this impressive project, with its all-weather courts and new changing room complex.
However, due to work commitments, Brigg Blog must be in Scunthorpe tomorrow morning and therefore has had to decline the kind invitation to attend.
This is particularly sad for us, have been part of the original Brigg Hockey Club group which, back in the late 1980s, began the long campaign to get a floodlit all-weather pitch provided in the town.
That was during the era of Humberside County Council and Glanford Borough Council.
However, 30 years later, Brigg at last has a Rec Ground in which everyone can take great pride. And many thanks go to the North Lincolnshire authority for finally making things happen.
Work is still in progress on revamping the cricket outfield and playing square. However, everything else is in place, and the Brigg club began playing men's (pictured) and ladies' hockey matches on the new pitch last month - ahead of the official opening.