Brigg Blog wishes our many followers a very happy new year and welcomes in 2018 with a wish list for the coming 12 months.
The community's main priority is to attract a major employer, or even several, of similar size, in employment terms, to Falcon Cycles, Brigg Sugar Factory, Corah's and Spring's.
The local NatWest bank branch is set to close in June, meaning another sizeable building looks like becoming vacant in the Market Place, joining HSBC's former premises.
It is hoped that new tenants or owners can be found for both. Vacant premises with 'to let' or 'for sale' signs do not create a good impression.
We hope Brigg's many niche shops will prosper and that more will be established and take up membership of the go-ahead Brigg Town Business Partnership.
Grimsby-based Bennetts Timber is due to open new premises in the town later this month.
Brigg Blog will bring you more about that in the near future.
Many people in Brigg are very keen to see the new Aldi store built in the town, planning permission having been granted many months ago by North Lincolnshire Council.
|An artist's impression from Aldi showing how the new Brigg store will look.|
Holiday lodges at Brigg Marina are due to be completed in the not too distant future.
Maybe North Lincolnshire Council will consider extending the very popular farmers' markets to twice monthly. That would give the town a real boost.
Brigg being a very popular place to live, many more new homes will be built this year and we can expect further applications to be submitted, seeking approval to develop properties of varying sizes at other locations.
The Friends of the Brigg Line will continue to campaign for greater use of the town's railway station and for a much-needed extension of the passenger train service from Saturdays to other days of the week.
The Lord Nelson pub in Brigg is earmarked for refurbishment early in 2018, and it's to be hoped that other breweries will invest in their town centre hostelries.
Brigg Town Football Club has not enjoyed much playing success of late so fingers crossed that the Zebras get the run of the ball during the coming months.
Brigg Town Cricket Club will be returning to play at the refurbished Recreation Ground from May after some years using borrowed venues elsewhere for home fixtures.
And last but by no means least...
Will 2018 finally see a concerted campaign by the authorities to rid our pedestrian area of cyclists and uncaring drivers?
Brigg needs people on foot to be able to move from shop to shop without having to step aside for those approaching on two or four wheels?
PICTURED ABOVE: An unusual bird's eye view of the A18 in Brigg by Ken Harrison.
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