Friday, March 10, 2017


There was a good turnout in Brigg at a consultation exercise held earlier this week.
North Lincolnshire Council hosted a "future of our area" event at the Angel Suite and tells Brigg Blog that 40 people attended during what's being regarded as a busy session.
If you were unable to get to Monday's event in the Angel, there's an open invitation to have your say at Brigg Tourist Information Centre, in the Buttercross, on March 23 and 30.
If you can't make either of those, you can still make your views known by visiting
The good people of Broughton - including those living on the Water's Edge housing estate on the outskirts of Brigg - will be the next to get a consultation session in their town, early next week.


North Lincolnshire Council is hosting events across the area to ask your views about your local town council and the future of our area. Over 800 people have already had their say at events in Bottesford, Crowle and Brigg, online and through the post.
At the consultation events, we want to know your opinions to help shape the new North Lincolnshire Local Plan and for our Community Governance Review.
The Local Plan is a document which sets out the vision and objectives for the area; it establishes the amount and location for growth and acts as a guide for future development over the next 19 years.
The Community Governance Review looks at the electoral arrangements of North Lincolnshire’s eight town council areas; Barton, Bottesford, Brigg, Broughton, Crowle and Ealand, Epworth, Kirton-in-Lindsey, and Winterton. Residents in these areas will receive a consultation form through the post but the event is a chance to further discuss how you feel your town council represents your community.
You can come along to our upcoming consultation events at:
Monday 13 March from 3pm to 7pm at Broughton Village Hall 
Wednesday 15 March from 3pm to 6.45pm at Old School Hall Community Centre, Winterton 
Monday 20 March from 4pm to 7pm at Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall 
Tuesday 21 March from 3pm to 7pm at Barton Assembly Room 
Monday 27 March from 3pm to 6.30pm at Ulceby Village Hall* 
Tuesday 28 March from 3pm to 7pm at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe* 
Wednesday 29 March from 3pm to 7pm at Bottesford Pavilion* 
Monday 3 April from 3pm to 7pm at Crowle Resource Centre* 
*Local Plan consultation events only.
Drop in sessions for the Local Plan will be held at Brigg Tourist Information Centre on 23 and 30 March, and at the Action Station, Cole Street, Scunthorpe on 31 March and 1 April.
Coun Rob Waltham (Brigg & Wolds), Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, pictured above in the Angel Suite, said: “The Local Plan and Community Governance Review will both shape the future of North Lincolnshire and so it is important that we hear from as many residents as possible. It has been very promising to see so many people coming to our consultation events to share their views with us.
“If you haven’t shared your views with us yet, there is still time. Come along to one of our upcoming events and help us realise our vision for North Lincolnshire to be a place where people want to live, work, invest and play.”
You can also have your say on the Local Plan and Community Governance Review on our website at

NF ADDS: We went along to the Angel on Monday afternoon and had a chat to staff manning both sections of the consultation. In respect of the Community Governance Review, Brigg Town Council currently has 19 councillors. North Lincolnshire Council, as the unitary authority for our area, has the power to leave that as it is or to amend the number if it sees fit. Our understanding is that any change will not require a referendum. The fact Brigg has 19 town councillors was set during the reign of the old Humberside County Council in the 1970s and has not been reviewed since then.   A Local Plan is the blueprint for future development of an area, including locations for housing, recreation and industry.