Wednesday, March 08, 2017


We are anticipating that North Lincolnshire Council will be replacing this old sign marking the entrance to the newly-refurbished Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road.
It's a throwback to the previous, basic sports venue and we are thinking that a new sign more in keeping with the magnificent new venue will be erected in the not too distant future to finish things off in style.
If so, it could be made tall enough to mask the rather basic looking breeze-block structure visible behind the sign - thought to relate to drainage or water supply.
At the same time, it would  also be useful to put some finger-signs up on the A18 Wrawby Road, on both sides, to inform car-driving sportsmen and women belonging to visiting teams that they are approaching the entrance to the Rec.
We always found such lampost signs very helpful when driving to North Lincolnshire Council's Ontario Road sports ground and sports hall in Bottesford.
In neigbouring Caistor, similar signs are very helpful as you drive into the town from Brigg, clearly indicating that the sportsground entrance is just round the next corner.
So far, praise has been heaped on North Lincolnshire Council for the standard of the new courts, all-weather floodlit pitch and changing rooms.
Not mentioned up to now, though, is the extensive car parking provision, some of which can be seen in the pictures below.
Should Brigg Town FC repeat past glories in the FA Vase or FA Cup, and stage ties attracting big crowds to The Hawthorns, there should be plenty of "overspill" available the nearby Rec for car-using fans from both teams.
On one occasion - we think it was a Vase semi-final - they had to use the grass former front hockey pitch (now repurposed for junior football) as a car park, which was obviously not ideal.

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

'extensive parking' - proposed development of Station Rd and August could become an unfortunate cocktail..