Wednesday, November 29, 2017


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.

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

Since one is unable to comment in the cycling post, I would like to ask what exactly does the so-called 'No-cycling' sign say?
It doesn't ban cycling - only says one has to dismount in the Market Place.
In addition I would like to see the original bye-laws/traffic notices banning cycling in the zone.
If cycling is completely banned, there has to be two laws: one banning adults and another banning under 14's...such as the paper boy/girl.
Where are they?
NLC can't seem to find them, so how can the 'no cycling' rule be enforced?