Thursday, November 30, 2017

ENJOY A FREE NIGHT OUT WITH BASH IN BRIGG DURING THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS



The final monthly meeting of 2017 for Brigg Amateur Social Historians is coming up and it's free to attend.
The event will be held on Tuesday, December 5 at Brigg Servicemen's Club, off Coney Court (8pm).
BASH founder Josie Webb, pictured, will be giving an illustrated talk about Jesse Boot (1850-1931).
Josie tells us this is the story of a young working class boy who left school at 13 to help his mother run a small herbalist shop which, years later, became the Boots Chemist we know  today.
It has a branch on Wrawby Street, Brigg.
There is  no admission charge to BASH meetings and membership and/or tickets are not required.
All  welcome - just turn up on the night.
Refreshments will be served and a raffle held to help meet costs.
BASH was founded in 2003 to promote an interest and awareness in the local social history of Brigg and surrounding areas, and to support traditional and historical events.

BRIGG TOWN FC HOPING FOR BACK-TO-BACK WINS


Boosted by a fine home win at the weekend, Brigg Town Football Club face  an away game tomorrow (Saturday, December 2).
The Zebras, who are second-from-bottom, journey into Yorkshire to play fifth-placed Selby Town in the Evo Stik Northern Counties East First Division.
Brigg are 21st and are three points adrift of the side immediately above them, Nostell Miners Welfare.
The respective goal differences are almost exactly the same. But Nostell's game this Saturday is against league leaders Knaresborough Town.

NOMINATE PEOPLE IN BRIGG FOR THE TOWN'S PUBLIC VOLUNTARY SERVICE AWARD


 

THE JOSEPH J. MAGRATH O.B.E. AWARD FOR PUBLIC VOLUNTARY SERVICE 2017

Nominations are once again invited for the above-mentioned award, which can be submitted by both voluntary organisations and individuals.
The Silver Rose Bowl, which is held for one year, will be awarded to the person who, in the opinion of Brigg Town Council, has contributed most to the well-being of the Town during 2017. Perhaps in one of the following ways:
Valuable service within a local organisation, service to the old and infirm, service to youth; service to the cultural life of the community, service within sport and leisure organisations, courageous actions, or actions which have increased the standing of the Town.
The Rose Bowl will be presented to the winner at the Annual Civic Charity Banquet, which will be held on Friday, 9 February 2018.
In anticipation that your organisation has one of its voluntary helpers who may qualify for the award, I am enclosing a nomination form.
The closing date for nominations is Monday 15 January 2018.
Ms Dinah Lilley
Clerk, Brigg Town Council

(Pictured above)



BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL

JOSEPH J. MAGRATH O.B.E.   AWARD FOR PUBLIC VOLUNTARY SERVICE 2017

NOMINATION FORM


I / We would like to nominate the following person for the Joseph J. Magrath O.B.E. Award for Public Voluntary Service:-

Name of Person Nominated (BLOCK LETTERS PLEASE)

Address:





 

Proposer's Name / Organisation (if applicable)

Address:

Seconders Name:

Address

Reason for Nomination:

(Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary)









Please submit this nomination form to:
Ms D Lilley,, Clerk to Brigg Town Council, The Angel Suite, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 8LD. 

CLOSING DATE – Monday 23rd January 2018

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NEW SHOP TOWN CENTRE SHOP OPENING ON NIGHT OF BRIGG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2017 SWITCH-ON AND FESTIVE FAIR


People will start arriving in Brigg town centre from 4pm tomorrow (Friday, December 1) for the biggest spectator event of 2017.
They will be there to enjoy the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony, Brigg District Lions' festive fair, stalls in the Angel, late-night opening in many town centre shops and food and drink available at various outlets.







This picture was taken on Monday morning, in the Market Place, when workmen in a North Lincolnshire Council truck arrived to position the Christmas tree in a spot near the NatWest Bank.
The lights provided by Brigg Town Council will be switched on at 5pm tomorrow.

North Lincolnshire Council has confirmed that FREE car parking will apply for tomorrow's fair.
A new Brigg shop will be opening in the Market Place tomorrow evening, from 5pm.
The Cloud House  is opposite the Woolpack.

On sale will be various vaping devices plus lots of liquids.
People can sit in the company of other vapers while chatting and having a coffee.
Brigg's Coun Carl Sherwood has highlighted festive events North Lincolnshire Council has on offer  which may well interest people living in our part of the district.
Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing with the unitary authority, Coun Carl says North Lincolnshire Museum, on Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, has a busy schedule in the run up to Christmas with lots of great hands-on activities for the family to enjoy. 
Children will also be able to meet Santa in his cosy cottage.
“There will be plenty of festive cheer around the museum as the countdown to Christmas begins. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the Christmas fun,” he says.

Thanks to Scunthorpe Lions, families can meet Santa sat by the fire in his cottage at the museum on:
  • Saturday 2 December from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday 9 December from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Sunday 10 December from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Saturday 16 December from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Sunday 17 December from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 21 December from 11am to 2pm
  • Friday 22 December from 11am to 2pm
It costs £5 per child and there is an option to have a photo taken with Santa that you can take away for an extra £2.
All money raised will be used locally for children and adults who need help this Christmas. This includes food hampers, bravery lions for children in hospital, pantomime tickets for children and carers – plus many other deserving causes.
Every weekend in the run up to Christmas children can join in different make and take activities. These include making a ‘Santa stop here’ door hanger, a bag of reindeer food and magic key for Santa. On Saturdays from 10.30am to 3.30pm and Sundays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Drop-in and join in the free Christmas activities.
When the schools close for the Christmas holidays there will be plenty to keep the kids entertained at the museum. Join Dudley Bear between Wednesday 20 and Saturday 23 December for fun activities from 10.30am to 3.30pm and 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday.
There will also be Christmas fun in Dudley’s Den for smaller explorers in the under-fives room.
Brigg Blog points out that the No 4 Hornsby bus service which picks up at Cary Lane and  along Bridge Street has a stop right outside the Museum.


Christmas Past:  The top picture above shows a busy scene at a previous Christmas lights switch-on evening in Brigg.

NEWS WANTED ABOUT EX-PUPILS FROM BRIGG SCHOOLS NOW LIVING ACROSS THE GLOBE




Contributions for the next edition of the annual Briggensians' Association Newsletter are now being welcomed by Dave Brittain - retired Headteacher of Sir John Nelthorpe School and physics master at Brigg Grammar prior to 1976 when the comprehensive was established.
Dave, pictured above, tells us: "I am starting to think about the New Year, 2018, and the Briggensians Newsletter and this always prompts me to seek out your news over the past year no matter how trivial it may seem.
"Without the snippets of information you provide, there wouldn’t be a Newsletter allowing members catch up on those they haven’t seen for some time.
"Please send pictures if you can as they make such a difference to the Newsletter."

David is also reminding former pupils of SJN, the grammar school and Brigg Girls' High that the Annual Dinner 2018 will be held on Saturday, 17th March at Elsham Golf Club.
He adds: "This is a great time to make your annual pilgrimage and renew old friendships."
Any Brigg Blog followers with news for the Newsletter, which will be emailed in PDF format to ex-pupils across the globe by Dave early next year, should email dave.brittain@talktalk.net

Two pictures from the March 2017 annual dinner held at Elsham Golf Club.
 


CYCLISTS IN BRIGG TOWN CENTRE SETTING A SHINING EXAMPLE


Some cyclists who choose to ignore the restriction in force on riding through the pedestrian zone in Brigg town centre continue to annoy shoppers, and in extreme cases pose a threat to the safety of passers-by.
So it was heartening to observe a group of nine responsible cyclists in the town centre on Saturday.
They came over the County Bridge wheeling their racing machines and did not climb aboard until reaching Bridge Street where cycling is permitted.
They were helmeted and wearing the sort of cycling attire favoured by serious riders.
Others please note that this is how cyclists should behave in the pedestrian area!




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BRIGG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AND FAIR 2017 - OUR EXTENSIVE PREVIEW OF WHAT'S ON OFFER



The  best-attended event of 2017 in Brigg - the annual Christmas lights switch-on and festive fair - will be held this Friday (December 1).
A couple of thousand people of all ages will throng the town centre and  many businesses will stay open late into the evening to assist with all-important Christmas shopping.
The 5-4-3-2-1 countdown at 5pm, in the Market Place, will be followed by the switch-on of the town centre's extensive Christmas lights, provided as ever by Brigg Town Council.
The centre-piece will be a large and illuminated Christmas tree, close to the Buttercross and the NatWest Bank.
Brigg District Lions' Christmas Fair will see a wide range of stalls and  rides for the children to enjoy. Also be sure to take a look in the Angel building and  St John's Church Hall.

There will be many stalls in the Angel Suite selling various gifts, craft items and decorations.
Stephen Hill will have  some of his original artwork showing Brigg scenes available for sale.
Various charities will have stalls operating on Friday as part of the Lions' fair and would welcome your support with their fundraising, as will  charity shops open on the night.
A range of fast food and snacks will be on sale from vans, stalls and shop-based outlets and pubs within the town centre.
There will be photo opportunities a-plenty. 




 

For many years the list has included a BBQ outside the Deli & Diner, where the sausages and burgers sizzle away while cooking.
We also like to photograph queues of eager folk outside Sankey's Sweet Shop, also on Wrawby Street.



Proprietor Natalie has been in business for 10 years at this location and her traditional outlet has a real Dickensian feel.  
Christmas humbug takes on a different meaning to that afforded by Mr Scrooge!
Staff at Scalini's fish and chip  shop/restaurant, on Wrawby Street, and the Hungry Fishermen, down Coney Court, are always rushed off their feet coping with the demand for something warming.
Niche shops, of which Brigg has such a wide range, will also prove popular.
Some of these are located in the courtyards and alleys off Wrawby Street. So don't forget to take a look.
The attendance will be linked to the weather, with everyone hoping rain stays away.
However, a bit of snow would only add to the feel of this traditional Christmas event during which traders' tills jingle merrily with thousands of pounds being spent by fun-seeking visitors who come from a very wide area.
Many small towns across the UK have long since ditched their illuminations due to stringent 'elf and safety' requirements and the cost of providing the bulbs and electricity.
But Brigg Town Council remains determined to keep the long-standing tradition alive and in recent years has invested in a new range of LED lights which use far less 'juice' than conventional bulbs.
Here are some pictures taken at past years' switch-ons to put you in the Christmas mood.
They are drawn from Brigg Blog's archive and those kindly supplied by Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine.
And finally... Keep your fingers firmly crossed for decent weather on Friday night!









WELL-KNOWN BRIGG COMPANY PLANS NEW FACILITY


A well-known Brigg business is seeking the go ahead for a new site to be used for storage and distribution.
The location is described as a vacant plot on the Atherton Way industrial estate.
Thomas Bell & Sons Ltd, of Bigby Road, Brigg, is seeking approval for land to the south of Europa Way.
It is requesting North Lincolnshire Council grants it planning permission to erect a warehouse with office, messroom and toilet facilities, car & lorry parking.
Thomas Bell also plans to retain perimeter palisade fencing and gates, and install a new road crossing .
Thomas Bell Country Store, off Bigby Road, near the A1084 level crossing, offers "everything for the horse & rider, pet lover, country enthusiast and more."

The company  was established back in 1878.
 

 

YOUR INVITATION TO JOIN MAYOR WHO IS WELL-KNOWN IN BRIGG AT HIS CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT


Current Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Coun Peter Clark, who used to live in Brigg, and his Mayoress Carol, will be hosting a Christmas Concert featuring the St John’s Singers at Normanby Hall on Friday 15 December at 7pm, which you are invited to attend.
The charity concert is in aid of the Mayor’s Appeal Fund to assist When You Wish Upon a Star, which grants the wishes of children living with a life-threatening illness.
Spaces at the concert are limited so tickets must be bought in advanced.
They cost £12.50, including mulled wine and a warm mince pie.
Tickets are available from the Civic Office by calling 01724 296346.
A raffle will be taking place during the evening.
Coun Clark said: “We are delighted to be hosting a Christmas concert at Normanby Hall to help raise money for such a worth charity. When You Wish Upon a Star supports children and helps their wishes come true.
“You are invited to attend what is set to be a wonderful festive evening listening to the St John’s Singers and enjoying a delicious glass of mulled wine, and a mince pie.”
The Mayor, who represents the Barrow area on North Lincolnshire Council, recently returned to Brigg to open a new shop in the town centre.
Read more through this link...

 
ABOVE: The Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Peter and Mrs Carol Clark. Picture credit: North Lincolnshire Council.

Monday, November 27, 2017

BRIGG SHOP CLOSES AFTER SERVING FINAL CUSTOMERS AT THE WEEKEND


Today is the first in Brigg town centre without one of our best-known shops belonging to a famous national retail chain.
This has been caused by Greggs closing its outlet on Wrawby Street.
Saturday (November 25) was the final trading day.
We paid our last visit and the takeaway meat and salad sandwich and chocolate slice proved to be as good as ever.
One of the top bakery chains in the country, Greggs offers savoury pasties, sausage rolls, sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks.
It has headquarters in Newcastle and has been helping to feed the nation for 75 years.
The nearest Greggs outlet to Brigg is now in Ashby.



BRIGG FOOTBALLERS KEEP UP PROMOTION PUSH


Brigg football team Briggensians continue to occupy second spot in division two of the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District Football League.
They remain well in the running for promotion following a 5-0 win over Limestone Rangers Reserves on Saturday (November 25).
Matthew Callaway and Ben Lingard both scored twice and Ross Belton was also on target.
This Saturday (December 2) Briggensians will visit AFC Queensway (2pm KO).
Barnetby United will be in action at the village's Silver Street ground, hosting Tetney Rovers in the third round of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup (1.30pm KO).
Barnetby United Reserves face a division two league game at Epworth Colts Blues.

NEW HOMES PLAN TO BE CONSIDERED BY BRIGG COUNCILLORS TONIGHT


A plan to develop a site to provide 29 new homes on Atherton Way in Brigg and another application to change the use of a building on Wrawby Street to a non-residential institution allied to Demeter School will be among applications to be considered at a meeting tonight (Monday, November 27).
Brigg Town Council's Planning & Environment Committee will meet in the Angel Suite at 6.45pm.
This session is open to interested members of the public.

BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED
1.    Notice convening the meeting.
2.    To Receive apologies and reasons for absence.
3.    (a)  To record declarations of interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the agenda item and type of interest being declared.
(b)  To note dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of agenda items listed below.
4.    To Receive any general correspondence.
5.    a)    To Receive and Note any Applications for Market Consent
 b)    To Receive and Consider any Applications for a Grant or Variation of Premises Licence.
 6.    To Receive the update on outstanding issues from the Clerk
Change of date and venue for Wressle appeal
7-10 Nov 2017 and 14-15 Nov 2017 at: Grange Farm Hobbies Centre, Wesley Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1SA
 7.    a) TO CONSIDER ANY PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL PLANS PUBLICISED BUT RECEIVED AFTER THE AGENDA WAS CIRCULATED:    


Application No  PA/2017/1752
http://www.planning.northlincs.gov.uk/plan?ref=PA/2017/1752
Proposal: Outline application for residential development with all matters reserved at Plot 3 Atherton Way, Brigg, DN20 8AR



Application No PA/2017/1789 

http://www.planning.northlincs.gov.uk/plan?ref=PA/2017/1789
Proposal: Listed building consent to retain the existing B1 offices at ground floor and change the use of upper floors to D1 (non-residential institution) at 39 Wrawby Street, Brigg, DN20 8BS

Application No PA/2017/1785 

http://www.planning.northlincs.gov.uk/plan?ref=PA/2017/1785
Proposal: Planning permission to retain the existing B1 offices at ground floor and change the use of upper floors to D1 (non-residential institution) at 39 Wrawby Street, Brigg, DN20 8BS

b) TO NOTE THE DECISIONS RECEIVED FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL REGARDING PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

Application No
PA/2016/1476 – Planning permission to replace existing garden shed with a shed and covered barbecue area at 12 Westrum Lane, Brigg, DN20 9EY. Approved with conditions
Application No PA/2017/1397 - Planning permission to install a replacement shop front at 45 Wrawby Street, Brigg, DN20 8JB. Approved with conditions


Brigg Town Council can comment on planning applications and make suggestions but the final decision on whether or not to grant approval rests with North Lincolnshire Council.

 

ROADWORKS DUE TO START IN BRIGG TOMORROW


Roadworks are due to start on a well-used area of Brigg tomorrow (Tuesday, November 28).
Temporary traffic controls will be in place and drivers are being advised that delays are possible until the task  is completed on December 1 .
The location is Grammar School Road, near the former Vale of Ancholme School.
Cadent will be carrying out gas main work.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

HARTLEY THE HERO SENDS BARNETBY UNITED THROUGH TO SEMIS


PICTURES AND REPORT FROM LEE FIELDEN, BARNETBY UNITED FC


Despite not picking up a league point this season the 1st team are through to the semi-final of the Nursing Cup after their second hard-fought 1-0 win in the competition.
AFC Queensway, unbeaten in the 2nd division, pushed Barnetby all the way in a very tight contest.
0-0 at the interval, the breakthrough came midway through the 2nd half when a ball from Joe Scott found its way to Will Hartley, whose fierce half volley was only parried by the Queensway keeper who had to watch as the ball agonisingly rolled into the net.

This was Will's 154th goal for the Railwaymen.
It was still a tight affair, Hartley had a second disallowed and Queensway headed over when it was easier to score but Barnetby hung on to reach the semi final.
They will face the winner of the Sherpa v Limestone Rangers Reserves game at home on February 17th.
The other semi-final sees Scunthonians versus Epworth Colts Blues.
Scunthonians beat a depleted Barnetby Reserves 11-0 as players simply failed to turn up and Epworth beat New Holland 3-1.





LEADER MEETS HEAD OF SIR JOHN NELTHORPE SCHOOL IN BRIGG TO SEE £1m IMPROVEMENTS



FROM SARAH HOWE, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL


Through a grant from North Lincolnshire Council, Sir John Nelthorpe School has benefited from £1m worth of improvements.
Phase one was completed in 2016 and included an upgrade of the heating system in Block B in the main admin/science/IT/drama and music block on the upper school site. This included new gas boilers, pipework and radiators throughout which addressed the heat distribution issues that the school was experiencing. The work also included a full re-wire to the block – upgrading wiring, lighting and new suspended ceilings.
Phase two work finished in September this year and included an upgrade of the heating system in Block D, Old Boarding House, which is currently used for teaching maths. This included new boilers, pipework and radiators and addressed heat distribution issues within this block. Work also included a full re-wire, upgrading wiring, lighting and new suspended ceilings.
In addition, roofing work was carried out at the lower school site and a new roof on Block B at the upper school site. This was completed in September this year.
Block B is Grade I listed and the building surveyor worked alongside the council conservation officer to ensure that the correct materials were used.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: "This is a major investment in the school and is part of our scheme to improve school buildings across North Lincolnshire. In total, we are investing around £14m to improve schools in the next few years.
“The vast majority of children in North Lincolnshire attend a good or outstanding school and it is important that they have quality buildings in which to learn.”
Robert Biglands, Headteacher at Sir John Nelthorpe School, said: "We are delighted to be receiving the support to upgrade key aspects of the School’s infrastructure. Sir John Nelthorpe School is highly regarded in the community as a high-performing school with traditional family values at its core. The improvement works described above have attracted even more families to join our community with our year group intake increasing at a rapid rate.”
The money was awarded through the council’s Capital Maintenance Grant.
PICTURED: From left to right: Coun Waltham, Rob Biglands and Andrew Percy MP.

HOW FAR DO BRIGG DOG OWNERS HAVE TO GO WALKIES TO FIND A BIN?




A group of Brigg councillors was recently asked to consider the provision of litter and doggie poo bins across the town.
Where are they located?
What state are they in and how often are they emptied?

Are there other sites where they might be placed?
Brigg Blog would like to make a few suggestions in the pet provision category.
There's a real need for additional dog poo bins along Wrawby Road and also close to the Ancholme Valley Way near the river.
The latter is particularly popular with owners and their pooches.
Those with pets need to be public-spirited in cleaning up after their animals (see sign pictured above).
But additional bins will help them do so after their dogs have "been."

We are posting this on a Sunday - the most popular day of the week for "walkies" in Brigg.


'ADDITIONAL HARDWARE' FOR BRIGG IN BLOOM TO BE CONSIDERED BY TOWN COUNCIL




During Brigg Town Council's November meeting tomorrow (Monday 27th) members will be considering whether to review the hire charges made for the Angel Suite community venue and the rents for allotment plots.
They will also be asked to approve the purchase of  additional hardware for Brigg in Bloom and to consider the timing of next November's Remembrance Service.
Monday's meeting is open to interest members of the public and  will be held in the Angel Suite, starting at 7.15pm.

Public Question Time is included on the agenda if anyone attends with one, or more, to put to councillors.


BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED

1. Notice convening the meeting.
2. To Receive Apologies and Reasons for Absence
3. To Consider the suspension of the Meeting for the Purpose of Prayer.
4.    a)  To Record any Declarations of Interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the Agenda Item and the type of interest being declared.
    b)  To note any dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of the Agenda Items listed below.
5.    Police Matters   
6.     To receive any correspondence 

7.    To receive the update on any outstanding issues from the clerk.
8.    Public Question Time
9.    To Receive any Questions from Members.
10.    To Receive a report from the North Lincolnshire Ward Councillors.
11.    TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE THE MINUTES, AS CIRCULATED,
OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES AND SUB COMITTEES.
i. Full Council                  Monday 23 October 2017
ii. Planning Committee        Monday 23 October 2017
iii. Brigg in Bloom         Monday 6 November 2017
12.    To receive reports from members delegated to serve on outside bodies.
13.     ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
a)    To Receive the following Financial Reports as at 31 October 2017 and Approve the Accounts for Payment as listed in the Appendix for Full Council and the Angel Suite
      Full Council Accounts
      Angel Suite Accounts     
b)    TO APPROVE THE INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT
14.    UPDATE ON THE BRIGG MASTER PLAN FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING GROUP
15.    TO CONSIDER PROPOSALS FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REGARDING THE ARCHES PROJECT
16.    TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL HARDWARE FOR BRIGG IN BLOOM
17.    ALLOTMENTS –
a)    UPDATE ON CURRENT STATUS
b)    TO CONSIDER WHETHER TO UNDERTAKE A RENT REVIEW
18.    TO CONSIDER WHETHER TO UNDERTAKE A REVIEW OF ANGEL SUITE CHARGES
19.    TO CONSIDER THE TIMING OF REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 2018
20.    TO CONSIDER THE PROVISION OF GDPR TRAINING
21.    TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO APPRAISE THE CONSTITUTION AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO FULL COUNCIL AHEAD OF THE AGM
22.    TO AGREE THE 2018 CPRE MEMBERSHIP
23.    TO CONSIDER WHETHER A FULL COUNCIL PHOTOGRAPH BE TAKEN FOR 2018
24.    TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO PLAN THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM GREEN
25.    TO AGREE THAT A LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS BE SENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR PLATINUM WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.
26.    In view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted, it is advisable in the public interest that the press and public are excluded and they are instructed to withdraw; (Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, section 1(2)).
27.    TO DETERMINE THE RECIPIENT (IF ANY) OF THE CIVIC AWARD 2017


PICTURED: Brigg in Bloom 2017 flower tubs on the County Bridge.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

GREAT WIN FOR BRIGG TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB


Brigg Town FC today climbed off the bottom of the Evo Stik Northern Counties East First Division table.
The Zebras achieved this with a tonic 3-1 home win over Shirebrook Town at The Hawthorns.
Brigg went behind midway through the first half but Oscar Marsden levelled matters eight minutes before the interval.
Further goals, in the second half, followed from  Jonny Nicholls and Jack Tierney.
The attendance  was 104.

BRIGG TREE OF LIGHT 2017 NOW ACCEPTING MEMORY CARDS IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES


Brigg Blog attended the dedication service for the Tree of Light 2017, on Chapel Court, earlier this week.
Father Owain Mitchell, Vicar of Brigg, officiated at the service and Coun Sharon Riggall, Town Mayor of Brigg, was there to see the memory cards people are buying to be  placed on the tree in memory of loved ones (pictured above).

 

Coun Deb Dunderdale, pictured above, on behalf of Brigg Town Business Partnership, placed a card in memory of founder chairman Byron Teague.

She said that without Byron's input and drive this successful organisation would never have come into being and various ventures so familiar today, including the Tree of Light, could not have been established.
You can now buy Tree of Light memory cards - minimum cost £5 -  from the following:
Design Orchard, Ecigworld, Rosa Corseti√®re, Carers’ Support Centre (Redcombe Lane), St John’s Church, Brigg Methodist Church, The Deli Diner, Brigg Tourist Information Centre (in the Buttercross) and Essence Beauty.
The tree will remain in place until Saturday, January 6, 2018 when the lights will be turned off at 3pm, with another service being held.
Our thanks are extended to Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine, for these pictures.


Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall and Coun Deb Dunderdale with the tree and some of the memory cards.
 
 

THE POSADA BEGINS ITS JOURNEY AROUND BRIGG IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS 2017



PICTURE AND REPORT FROM KEN HARRISON, BRIGG MATTERS MAGAZINE

'Posada' is Spanish for 'inn' and gives its name to an old custom of years ago when young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house, in the days before Christmas, asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent coming of Jesus.
Nowadays, it is figures of Mary and Joseph that 'travel' from location to location in the days before Christmas, eventually arriving at a local church where they form part of the Christmas Crib.
In previous years, the Churches Together's Posada figures have ended their journeying at both the Brigg Methodist Chapel and at St John's and this year, their Posada travels end at St Mary's RC Church.
Look out for them around the town until Christmas Eve when they will come into St Mary's Church for the Christmas services.  

The Posada has already been to Brigg Tourist Information Centre and Brown & Co in the Market Place.
Remaining venues and dates Brigg are:
November 25-26: Brian's DIY
November 27-28: Parker's Carpets
November 29-30: Dream Doors
December 1-3: O'Brien's Opticians
December 4-5: Shipley's Curiosities
December 6-7: Brigg Travel Company
December 8-10: St John's Church
December 11-12 Chris and Gill Dyson
December 13-15: Design Orchard
December 16-17: St Mary's Church
December 18-19: Isn't She Lovely
December 20-21: Grandad's Shed
December 23: Churches Together Shop
December 24: St Mary's Church



PICTURED: Sylvia and Peter Thompson and the Venerable Andrew Ballard (centre) holding the Posada figures before their travels.

ROAD TO BE CLOSED NEAR BRIGG


Roadworks just outside Brigg will  mean a road closure operating over several days.
Diversions will be signposted.
Lincolnshire County Council will be carrying out essential maintenance  on Cadney Road, close to the county boundary with North Lincolnshire.
The Lincolnshire highways authority has issued a public notice saying the works are expected to take place during a two-week period "commencing on or about November 29 2017 and lasting for approximately five days."
However, www.roadworks.org - the website where councils and utility companies post details of forthcoming roadworks - suggests  December 4 to December 15 as the dates drivers need to note.

MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST IN BRIGG


Here's a picture to bring back some happy Christmas memories for Brigg Blog followers who are the wrong side of 55.
It shows the electrical sales, repair and toy shop operated by Ernie Taylor, midway down Wrawby Street, on the opposite side to Woolworth's.
We think the picture dates from the late 1960s or early 1970s.
Ernie served on Brigg Urban District Council and later Brigg Town Council, in its early days during the second half of the 1970s and the early 1980s.
We seem to recall that he did a year as chairman of the UDC; it did not have a mayor.
Ernie's was the place to buy Dinky  and Matchbox toy cars to add to your collection, if pocket, Christmas or birthday money was to hand.
If you wanted the more elaborate Corgi versions, Sherwood's, on Bridge Street, was the venue to visit.
Note the lettering in lights above the entrance to Ernies place...
When we worked at the Lincolnshire Times a little further down Wrawby Street, they'd have thrown a fit if you used 'Xmas' in a festive story banged out on one of the old typewriters.
Christmas always needed to be written in full.
Xmas was on the banned list!
Ernie supplied many Brigg homes with their first TVs and then came round to attend to repairs, as and when required.


 

RECORD SPORTING VICTORY FOR BRIGG OVER HULL


In the current issue of the Scunthorpe Telegraph (now on sale) there's a two-page feature about cricket in Brigg headed 'Gentlemen who lost at cricket bought dinner for the other team'.
It appears in the newly-launched eight-page weekly Nostalgia supplement, for which we are sourcing all the content - pictures and articles.
Former Brigg Town batsman Lee Fielden provided a good deal of information by way of local newspaper cuttings going back to the early 19th century when Brigg Cricket Club was in its infancy.
Since we wrote that, Lee has provided further details of a 'remarkable and sensational cricket match' played in  Brigg during 1894.
It saw Brigg score 135 for nine wickets against Hull Town Reserves (2nd XI) and then bowl out the visitors for just FIVE runs - the lowest team total ever made in a match in our town, according to the newspaper report.
The first five Hull batsmen failed to make even a single between them.
Hull being 5 all-out was down to two bowlers - Barley taking five for one and Quickfall four for none.
The other four runs were extras.
Harper helped the cause with 'two good catches'.
Back in the 1980s we took part in a Brigg Town Cricket Club home match at Sir John Nelthorpe School in which we were dismissed for 19.
That's the lowest total we can recall - in Brigg - by the current club, which started out in 1974.
The feature in the current issue of the Telegraph includes half-a-dozen period pictures showing Brigg in the 19th century.


PICTURED ABOVE: Holland Park, off Station Road, where Brigg Cricket Club had its ground in the 19th end early 20th centuries.

Friday, November 24, 2017

JOLLY BOYS' OUTING FROM BRIGG


Fans of top TV comedy series Only Fools and Horses who live in the Brigg area will be familiar with the term Jolly Boys' Outing.
Del Boy, Rodney, Denzil, Boycie and others from their local pub famously went on an excursion during which liquid refreshment was centre stage.
Something similar happened in Brigg last Saturday when some of those who enjoy a pint or three in the Yarborough Hunt, on Bridge Street, boarded a train to enjoy a beer festival further down the line.
This is mentioned in the latest update to The Brigg Line Blog.
Follow this link to see more...
Passenger trains will be visiting Brigg station tomorrow (Saturday, November 25).
They only operate on Saturdays.
With tomorrow seeing the monthly farmers' market, we can expect some folk from afar to use the train to visit the town.

LIVE POP & ROCK MUSIC TO ENJOY IN BRIGG THIS WEEKEND




If you like music of Guns & Roses,  The Killers, Queen, Status Quo, Billy Idol and The Kinks, you are advised to get down to a venue in Brigg town centre tomorrow (Saturday, November 25).
For the band Dog Day Afternoon will be performing tribute pop and rock covers at the Woolpack, in the  Market Place,  from 8.30pm.
Free admission - no ticket required.
The Woolpack provides regular live music gigs.
Keep watching Brigg Blog for details or pop in and have a word with mine host Mike Williams to find out what's coming up in the weeks ahead.


 

BRIGG VOLUNTEERS NEED YOUR HELP TOMORROW


FROM CHRIS DARLINGTON, BRIGG LIVES & ROTARY

Brigg LIVES will be at Brigg Christmas Fayre on Friday, 1/12/17. We are running win a Christmas present every time and we really would like unwanted presents people might have been given over the last year hopefully wrapped! If you could hand them into Brigg Tourist Centre or phone 07519330432 for more information your support would be really appreciated.
Brigg Rotary are needing supporters this coming Saturday (tomorrow - November 25) to help plant 4000 crocuses through out Brigg in support of their Purple4Polio campaign and Brigg in Bloom initiative. 
Please help us by meeting at 9.30 at Brigg ATC HQ or 10.00 at the Brigg War Memorial roundabout and 13.30 outside St Mary's Church. 
You must have booked in by phoning 07519330432. 
You will need a garden fork, a trowel, stiff brush  and a bucket for every three volunteers joining us.

CHARITY COLLECTION DURING THE NOVEMBER 2017 BRIGG FARMERS' MARKET


At the November 2017 Brigg Farmers' Market in the town centre  tomorrow (Saturday, 25th) look out for a stall being manned by local fundraisers from Pancreatic Cancer Action.
The group is planning a collection as part of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Pictured above: Andrew Markham and Zoe Hall on a stall in Brigg Market Place earlier this year.
 
 
FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging local businesses to light up their buildings purple to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer during this month.
Throughout November we will be encouraging people to talk about pancreatic cancer and raise awareness of the symptoms.
Organisations in North Lincolnshire that will be showing their support and helping to raise awareness by lighting their buildings purple, the colour of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month are:

  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust will be lighting up Global House on Kingsway
  • North Lindsey College will be lighting up the front of their building and also the Diner
  • British Steel Furnace
  • Humber University Technical College, Scunthorpe
  • Caf√© Indiependent, Scunthorpe
  • Stagecoach will light up their office, two vehicles and hold a Wear it Purple Day

We will be lighting up some of our buildings as well, including Church Square House, Civic Centre, The Angel,  pictured above, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe Central Library and The Action Station.
If you would like to light up your business, visit http://purplelightsuk.org.
Pancreatic cancer affects men and women. Each year on average 13 men and 14 women are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and around 14 men and 14 women die each year in North Lincolnshire.
Pancreatic cancer is more common amongst the older ages; almost half the cases are diagnosed in people aged over 75. It is uncommon in people under 40 years old.
There are usually no symptoms in the early stages of pancreatic cancer making it hard to diagnose. An estimated 37 per cent of pancreatic cancers in the UK are linked to lifestyle factors including smoking (29 per cent) and being overweight or obese (12 per cent).
The three most common symptoms are:

  • Pain in the stomach or back
  • Jaundice
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • New onset diabetes not associated with weight gain
If you have any of these symptoms, book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible to get checked out.
Pancreatic cancer is currently very difficult to diagnose. Upon diagnosis, most sufferers find they have untreatable terminal cancer with an average life expectancy of between three to six months. Surgery is currently the only cure for pancreatic cancer, but only 10 per cent are diagnosed in time for this to be an option.
More information about Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month can be found at: https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/support-us/awareness-month/.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2017 is on Thursday 16 November and gives the opportunity to unite as part of the Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer campaign and show support for people with pancreatic cancer, remember those who have sadly died of the disease whilst also raising awareness of the disease.
Cllr Julie Reed, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said:  "Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cancer killer. It is important that we help raise awareness of this type of cancer and the common symptoms. Knowing the symptoms can help with early diagnosis and give you a better chance of surviving. Make sure you don’t ignore the symptoms and see your GP.
“Last year during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month we saw buildings up and down the country lit up purple. This year we really want to paint North Lincolnshire purple and are calling on all North Lincolnshire businesses to take part by either lighting their business up or help raise awareness in other ways.
“By helping us turn North Lincolnshire and the UK purple during November 2017, you can play your part in raising awareness and generating discussion around pancreatic cancer. This can be by lighting a building purple or wearing purple clothing – it all helps.”
The North Lincolnshire charity Hope Is Contagious was set up by Maggie Watts after she lost her husband to pancreatic cancer. The charity aims to help raise awareness, promote earlier detection and engage more research to improve life outcomes of those suffering from pancreatic cancer. For further information on how you can support this local campaign visit: www.hopeiscontagious.co.uk/our-story-so-far.




DIRECT BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM BRIGG GARDEN CENTRE


Did you know - and we didn't until we looked it up online - that you can get a bus from the town centre to Brigg Garden Centre?
We mention the fact because the Christmas shopping season in now upon us and this might help with the parcel-carrying.
If you want to try it, here are the times for tomorrow - Saturday, November 25.
The Hornsby No 93 Brigg Town Service bus leaves Cary Lane at 10am and  will drop passengers at the Garden Centre, on Bigby High Road, on its way to Howsham and Cadney.
The return bus leaves Brigg Garden Centre at 12.12pm, taking five minutes to get back to Cary Lane.
This service also operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
View the full route and picking up and dropping off points through this link...


GROW THE GAME GRANTS AVAILABLE TO FORM NEW FOOTBALL TEAMS IN THE BRIGG AREA


Brigg now has far fewer football clubs and teams than it had decades ago.
However, the governing body nationally, the Football Association, is making money available at local level, through the Lincolnshire FA, to try and stimulate interest.
Brigg Blog is told that 35 new grassroots teams will be created in Lincolnshire thanks to £52,500 of new investment in the form of Grow the Game grants.
In addition to the many new football teams that will be created, Grow the Game grants will also allow for 47 volunteer coaches to become trained up in the relevant qualifications, in order to deliver age and ability appropriate coaching at the new teams.
The Grow the Game scheme is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. The programme is designed to increase participation at the lowest levels of the game with grants of £1,500 available for each new team that a club creates.
A statement from the FA adds: "Applications from demographics identified as having been traditionally underrepresented in the sport – namely, women and girls; male teams of Under-14s-and-upwards and disability teams – were prioritised.
"The funding can help a burgeoning club pay for the fundamentals, including: FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment."
Kelly Simmons MBE, The FA’s Director of Participation and Development, said: “Grow the Game not only allows us to focus on helping groups within the grassroots game, but also unearth brand new teams who want to kick a ball and increase participation levels as a result.
“The proposition of 35 new teams and 47 new coaches across the Lincolnshire area is extremely encouraging and this investment – which is provided by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation – means that participation in our national game will increase, especially amongst underrepresented groups.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This is excellent news for grassroots football in Lincolnshire. Grow the Game, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, is about creating long-term participation increases and getting people playing who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to do so. The FA deserves credit for directing investment to help train new coaches and get teams playing in affiliated leagues.”
Read more at http://www.lincolnshirefa.com/news/2017/oct/of-fa-investment-to-start-new-grassroots-football-teams-in-lincolnshire#4CCkyVGY5Hq8b6SE.99  


Our picture dates from the 1960s and shows a trophy-winning Brigg Amateurs team at the Recreation Ground. Amateurs FC had THREE Saturday league sides for some seasons during the 1980s but  later folded.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

BRIGG CHRISTMAS 2017 & NEW YEAR BIN COLLECTION DATES - MAKE A CAREFUL NOTE


Householders in Brigg who enjoy Tuesday bin and recycling box collections should take note when collections will be carried out over the Christmas 2017 and New Year period.
North Lincolnshire Council will be undertaking a full collection on Tuesday, December 19 - general waste wheelie bins, blue and green recycling boxes and textile bags.
There will be NO COLLECTION on Tuesday, December 26, it being Boxing Day and a bank holiday.
However, burgundy bins containing cardboard and plastic will be collected the following day, Wednesday, December 27 - useful to get rid of all that Christmas packaging.
The good news is there WILL be a full collection on Tuesday, January 2 - general waste wheelie bins, blue and green recycling boxes and textile bags.
If you need to contact the council about bin collections, email wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297000.

EARLY CHRISTMAS BOX FOR BRIGG HOUSEHOLDS


It's a red letter day for people living in one area of Brigg.
After the old post box was damaged at the junction of Wrawby Road and East Parade, the postal authorities gave the stamp of approval to a replacement.
After some time it was installed but in late September we reported the letter opening (pictured above) being blocked off for reasons unknown.
Now we are pleased to say that it is fully operational.
It's great to see a major national concern installing a replacement rather than opting out and claiming it would have been uneconomic to do so.
Well done, Royal Mail.