Sunday, September 22, 2019

GOOD AWAY POINT FOR BRIGG TOWN BUT DEFEATS FOR OTHER LOCAL TEAMS



Brigg Town Football Club gained a welcome away point with a 1-1 draw at Dronfield yesterday (Saturday, September 21).
Dronfield Town took an early lead but Tom Wilson soon levelled the scores.
Brigg are 16th in the 20-strong Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One, having taken six points from seven games.
It was not a good day for local sides belonging to the EC Surfacing Scunthorpe and District League.
Briggensians lost 8-0 when hosting College Wanderers in the first round of the Challenge Cup.
Barnetby United Reserves went down 3-2 in their Division Two home game against Limestone Rangers Reserves. See the match report below and action pictures from Lee Fielden.

RANGERS EDGE TIGHT CONTEST BY THE ODD GOAL IN FIVE

Barnetby Reserves' unbeaten start to the season was ended at Silver Street as Chris Thornton's 86th minute winner saw Limestone Rangers Reserves edge a tight encounter.
Limestone were the quickest to settle and had already had a good chance when Thornton got his first of the afternoon as he latched onto a through ball and rounded keeper Buckley to roll the ball home in only the 3rd minute.
Barnetby gradually started to get a foothold in the game and after Newell and Klawinski squandered great opportunities Dawid Kotwica played a great 1-2 with player manager Ben Clark to level matters up.
They then shot themselves in the foot as woeful marking from a corner allowed James Hewitt the freedom of the box and he smashed it home to restore Limestones lead.
The second half followed a similar pattern as both sides traded blows. Limestone had a goal disallowed for offside before Chris Bradley cut in from the left to drift a shot into the bottom right hand corner to level things for a second time.
The contest looked to be heading to a draw when a misjudgment by the Barnetby backline allowed Thornton to leave them in his wake and his confident finish sealed  3 points for the men from Willoughton.





MILESTONE YEAR FOR BRIGG LANDMARK



This is a milestone year for one of the main landmarks in Brigg - our Monument war memorial, erected and dedicated 100 years ago.
Donated to the town by Alderman Harry Stamp, it was unveiled in 1919 - one of the first memorials to appear after World War One.
Most across the UK came in the 1920s, often as a result of local fundraising over a number of years.
Brigg's 2019 Remembrance Sunday commemorations on November 10 will include two minutes' silence at the Monument at 11am.
The landmark - now grade two listed - has been well maintained, the most recent refurbishment being undertaken by Brigg Town Council with assistance from the North Lincolnshire authority.

NEW NAME IN BRIGG FAST FOOD TAKEAWAYS



There's a new name in Brigg fast food takeaways.
Pizza Jim can be found in the premises formerly known as Kebabish on the corner of Bigby Street and Princes Street.
We saw the new signs going up and thought local folk would appreciate an update.
Hungry types are being recommended to try Pizza Jim's square pizzas, plus kebabs, burgers and wraps.
Early in 2017 we reported that Kebabish had launched in the former Bella Pizza premises which had been closed for many months.



NEW LANDLADY PLANS TO PUT OLD FAVOURITE ON PUB MENU


The newest landlady in Brigg is keen to put a popular and traditional old favourite on the menu in due course.
Alia Harris, who has taken over at the Britannia on Wrawby Street, is looking to put food back on the menu at the Wrawby Street hostelry in the next few months.
And stew will be among her range of pub grub and bar meals, along with burger and a pint, pizza and a pint, and other good value dishes.
Alia's aim it to have winter warmers like stew on offer before the cold weather takes hold.
On the same timescale she is also reintroducing Sunday dinners - not only a roast of the day but also options like home-made steak pie and bangers and mash.
Having succeeded Shane Garrett, Alia is continuing the popular karaoke/discos on Friday and Saturday nights, supplemented by a live act once a month.
There's a free jukebox and free pool on offer every Monday, with a team from the pub taking part in a local quiz league from Monday, September 16.
Two pool teams operate on Tuesdays, with a darts side entered in one of the local leagues.
Alia, who used to live in Somerby, was educated at Caistor Yarborough School.
She came here six years ago and worked behind the bar at Brigg Town Football Club's Hawthorns venue.
She started bar work at the Britannia in May 2018 and recently took sole charge of licensed premises for the first time.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

BRIGG MEMORIES OF GLEBE ROAD SCHOOL LIVE ON


Hundreds of people living in Brigg today attended the old County Primary School on Glebe Road, which educated youngsters from 1929 until 12 years ago when it was replaced by the 'new build' on Atherton Way.
Those of us who are ex-pupils still have many memories of the old school.
The other day we found our copy of the book that long-serving teacher John Holland wrote some years ago, covering the period 1963-1996 when he was on the staff.
John was the official school photographer and used many images he took to illustrate this impressive and locally important book.
We reviewed it on Brigg Blog in autumn 2010.
John still lives in Brigg - not far from us - and among his achievements was introducing many youngsters to the game of cricket down at The Rec. Many thanks for that!
We are uploading this post on a Saturday because John's book recalls it was a Saturday when Glebe Road School opened its doors for the final time.
That was on January 20, 2007 so former pupils could take a last look and reminisce. The new school opened that month.
John went to Brigg County Primary himself, moved on to Brigg Grammar, left to do his college training and returned as a teacher at Glebe Road in 1963.
In our review in 2010 we said John's keen interest in taking pictures down the years  made possible this delightful book, which reads like a Who’s Who of Brigg people and families.
"Turn page after page and you see the young faces of today’s adults," we stressed.
"There are pictures of pupils in class, on school trips, taking part in sports and enjoying the swimming pool."
Glebe Road School had only three headmasters - Reg Stocks, Brian Wass and Steve Pearce - over a 50-year period.
We belonged to Reg's era in the 1960s.
John concluded his book by mentioning the demolition of the school buildings and the creation of a housing development on the site.

BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL TO HOLD EXTRAORDINARY MEETING




Brigg Town Council's Planning and Environment Committee will be considering the latest local applications at a meeting on Monday (September 23).
It takes place in the Angel Suite Lounge from 6.45pm and is open to interested members of the public. The Lounge is on the ground floor - use the stairs or the lift in the entrance.
Following the planning session there will be an extraordinary meeting of Brigg Town Council, starting at 7.15pm, in the Lounge.
There is only one item on the agenda and the press and public are likely to be excluded while councillors consider it.
The item is: To determine the requirements for the future location of the Brigg Town Council Office.
PICTURED: Brigg Town Council 2019 - elected members and staff. Coun Nigel Sherwood was unable to be present for our photo; he was elsewhere at the time.

BRIGG BASH GROUP ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF TALKS AND GHOST WALK 2019


Brigg Amateur Social Historians have now held their 2019 annual meeting.
Founder member Josie Webb tells us it has been a good year for this very active group.
It is now 16 years since BASH first started out  at the White Horse pub. How time flies!
A certain Brigg journalist presented a talk at that initial meeting about The Lincolnshire Times Newspaper and some 60 people attended.
The new committee is - Chairman, Pat Parkinson; Secretary, Shirley Finney; Vice- Chairman, Brian Denison; Treasurer, Denise Torpey; Social Media, Josie Webb;  Buffet,  Jean Neall, recently made a Freeman of Brigg;  other committee members, Chris Witty and Malcom Scott. 
Future evening meetings at Brigg Servicemen's Club  are:
"Fokker Fodder" - an Illustrated talk by Paul Hare. The story of unarmed aeroplanes that were easy prey for those built by  Anthony Fokker in 1915/16.---Tuesday, October 1st.
Tuesday, November 5th. "Women in Geology" - an illustrated talk by Paul Hildreth. Investigatating the struggle for women to gain recognition in male-
dominated science.
Tuesday December 3rd. "All in a Day"s Work" -  an illustrated talk by Josie Webb. The history of the women's land army - including her mum Katleen Webb "s memories of her time in the land army, including  photos taken of her.
The Halloween Ghost Walk will be on Sunday evening, November 3rd  - with a 7pm start from outside The White Horse pub. Tickets available from Brigg Tourist Information at the Buttercross - £3 each.
Pictured above - a 2010 BASH talk about Brigg as it was decades ago.


Friday, September 20, 2019

BRIGG SUPPORTS SPORTING COMEBACK AND REUNION


People from Brigg and district were among those who visited Scunthorpe's Quibell Park to watch the first game of American football (gridiron) played in North Lincolnshire for 29 years - since the demise of the Scunthorpe Steelers.
The new Scunthorpe Alphas lost 40-7 to Nothants Knights but of greater significance was the 400-plus attendance - an impressive total applauded and warmly welcomed by the Alphas.
Brigg Jets became the initial North Lincolnshire gridiron team as prospective players answered the call made in a launch poster displayed at the town's Lord Nelson Hotel in January 1984.
While visiting various licensed premises in Brigg last Saturday, we engaged in several conversations about the return of American football the following day.
A number of people from the Brigg area played for the Steelers in the late 1980s, and the Alphas are making Sunday, October 6's clash with Hereford Stampede a Scunthorpe Steelers Reunion Game.
Current players are keen to meet as many ex-Steelers as possible that afternoon.
So if you are a former player, or know anyone who is, touchdown at Quibell Park for the reunion. There's an open invitation to attend.

CHANCE TO RAISE ISSUES WITH BRIGG POLICE


Brigg police will be holding a drop-in session when interested members of the public can go along to meet officers and raise any issues of concern or inquire about crime prevention.
Humberside Police representatives will be in the Angel Suite Lounge on Thursday, October 3, between 10am and noon.
There's no need to make appointments in advance, just call in for a chat.
The Lounge is located on the ground floor of the Angel Suite. Enter through the Rotunda building off the rear car park, then take the stairs or use the lift. The Lounge is situated beyond the bar area.

COUNCIL SOON TWIGS BRIGG PROBLEM ON MAIN ROAD


There was a very quick response to a damaged tree in Brigg after part of it toppled into the carriageway on one of the town's busiest roads.
Branches were encroaching on the A1084, very close to the Monument roundabout.
Some passers-by, on foot, paused on Bigby Road to take a look.
However, North Lincolnshire Council was soon alerted to the problem, although we can't confirm this was done was by way of a TRUNK call!
The tree was then chopped off at the stump and the remains removed.
We noted the stricken tree at 6pm last Friday and by the next morning there was just the stump to be seen on the grass verge (pictured above).
A few days later, council workers were also in action midway along Albert Street, removing another tree.
North Lincolnshire Council has a policy of planting new trees to replace those lost.
Not only that, Brigg's Coun Rob Waltham (the authority's Leader) tells us. Five are planted somewhere in the district to replace each one that's gone.
Many Brigg residents will welcome this root and branch approach.
Avenues of mature trees have been much-admired features of Brigg for decades - Bigby Road, Wrawby Road and Cadney Road being prime examples.

BRIGG EVENT WILL DRAW PEOPLE INTO THE TOWN


One of the main early autumn sporting events in Brigg for many years has been the Ancholme Head.
The 2019 rowing event will take place on the River Ancholme on Sunday, October 13, with races starting at 11am and 2.30pm.
Ancholme Rowing Club, with a boathouse off Manley Gardens, Brigg, is organising the event which attracts scores of competitors (male and female) to the town from clubs across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands. Local rowers will also be taking to the water.
Spectators turn out every October to support this long-established event.
With many people coming to Brigg on Sunday, October 13 there's an opportunity for local businesses to enjoy a boost in trade, particularly those offering food and drink.
Most visiting competitors and spectators arrive early in the morning and stay until late afternoon.




Thursday, September 19, 2019

BRIGG MEETING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE


A meeting on Climate Change is to be held in Brigg with an open invitation to attend.
It will be held at Brigg Methodist Church, Barnard Avenue/Wesley Road, on Friday, October 25 from 7pm.
Townsfolk are being asked whether they can spare an hour that evening "to think about and discuss what more ordinary Lincolnshire people can do to save the planet for our children and grandchildren."
For further information, contact Malcolm Bailey on 07946 109069 or email Malcolm@link2energy.co.uk

WHERE TO FIND LIVE MUSIC IN BRIGG THIS WEEKEND


This weekend's musical entertainment in Brigg begins on Friday night (September 20) when the Back On Track duo will be playing live at the Yarborough Hunt, Bridge Street, from 6.30pm. Free admission.
Scrapyard Dogs - an indie rock and pop covers band - will be performing at Brigg & District Servicemen's Club, Coney Court, on Saturday (September 21) from 8.30pm. Admission costs £2.
Lost By Eleven - an indie rock band - will be on stage at the Woolpack, Market Place, from 9pm on Saturday. Free admission.

TWO TALKS ON HISTORY COMING TO BRIGG


Two talks which will appeal to those with an interest in history are coming up in Brigg.
A Tale of Two Lancs will be the topic for Flt Lt (Retired) Mike Chatterton, of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
He will be touching down at St John's Church Hall, Bigby Street, Brigg, on Wednesday, October 9 - the talk starting at 10am.
Mike will tell the audience of his experiences and those of his father who flew Lancaster bombers during WW2.
Admission costs £3.50p, including tea/coffee, and you can pay on the door.
This event is an Open Meeting of Brigg Morning WI (Women's Institute) but officials stress that men are welcome to attend.
You can find out more by calling 01652 655232 or emailing briggmorningwi@gmail.com

On Saturday, October 19 CPRE Northern Lincolnshire are hosting a talk by Dr Kevin Leahy FSA, MCIfA on The Lost Kingdom - Anglo-Saxon Lindsey. It will begin at 2pm in the Buttercross, Market Place.
Tickets are £5 and refreshments will be providedDr Kevin Leahy, Principal Archaeologist at the North Lincolnshire Museum for 29 years,   excavated some major Anglo-Saxon sites in Lindsey - once independent with its own king. Archaeological and historical research has revealed this long forgotten kingdom and shown its importance. 
 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

INSIDE THE NEWEST SHOP IN BRIGG


Brigg Blog popped in briefly at the weekend to introduce ourselves to staff at the town's newest shop, wishing them well with their new venture.
Brigg Wool Shop has opened in refurbished ground floor premises once occupied by  a  Market Place cafe.
The shop - another niche business for Brigg -  is there to meet knitting, crochet and felting requirements.
Its arrival means we now have a wool shop next to The Woolie, which is what some local folk call the adjoining pub.
A good job has been done on the shop premises which, some years ago, were granted planning permission for a fast food outlet specialising in chicken dishes (not lamb!). However, this failed to materialise.



Passers-by taking a look at a window display at the Brigg Wool Shop on Saturday (September 14).

FIRST MINI MILITARY TATTOO IN BRIGG



The Brigg District Veterans' Group staged what we think was the town's first Mini Military Tattoo.
It took place on Saturday (September 13) with various stalls and stands in the Market Place, kilted pipers in attendance and re-enactors on land near the Millennium Green and close to the Angel's rear car park (pictured here).
Charles Brindley, one of our local veterans, set up HQ in the Bandstand, with information about the poppy appeal.
There were also breakfasts available at the Britannia Inn, which proved popular.
We hope the organisers will stage another tattoo or two in the future.
Saturday's event was held at the same time as the Town Mayor's coffee morning in the nearby Angel Suite, where the best garden and allotments prizes were presented.
Some people from the coffee morning later took a look at the tattoo, while others who had been at the military event moved on to the coffee morning. So they complemented each other.
We thought some features of the display near the Millennium Green looked familiar. Then the penny dropped; the same group had been at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, in Ludborough, when we paid it a visit a few weeks ago.
On display in Brigg - and at Ludborough - was a manikin wearing an RAF officer's uniform who goes by the name of Nigel!


Nigel, in his RAF uniform, paying a visit to Brigg  on Saturday.

LATEST BRIGG AREA PLANS FOR NEW HOMES & TREE FELLING/PRUNING


Proposals to build new homes in the Brigg area or extend existing properties continue to be submitted to North Lincolnshire Council, the local planning authority, while other applications are seeking approval for trees to be either felled or pruned.
Permission is being requested to build a pair of semi-detached dwellings with garaging/parking and turning, and form new access and crossover, on a plot adjacent The Hatcheries, Marsh Lane, Barnetby, with another application being made for outline permission to erect dwelling at 17 Victoria Road in the railway village.
Approval is also being sought to retain a timber treehouse at 10 Swannacks View, Scawby.

At 3 Proctors Way, Hibaldstow, permission is being requested for a two-storey side extension, following the demolition of an existing garage.
At the Old Vicarage, on Vicarage Road, Wrawby, permission is being requested to fell a beech tree and crown lift some other trees that are subject to the Tree Preservation (Wrawby) Order 1962.
North Lincolnshire Council is now considering these applications.
Within the Scawby Conservation Area, the council has given its consent for the pruning of two beech, nine conifers, two pines and a spruce at The Nutshell, Chapel Lane.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

SECOND WORLD WAR HOME FRONT TO FEATURE IN BRIGG HERITAGE CENTRE EXHIBITION


An interesting pop-up exhibition about what everyday life was like for Brigg people on the so-called Home Front, and the town's Home Guard, is being planned at the Heritage Centre, located within the Angel building.
In line with the aims of a famous war-time poster campaign, the centre's volunteers need YOUR help to supplement items they already have to hand.
Do you have any pictures or written information about life in the town during the Second World War?
If so, please share what you have for possible use in the exhibition.
You can take items along to the Heritage Centre and/or email kay.rothery@live.co.uk
The Fisher family has made available an interesting Home Guard log book, later taken into safekeeping by our grandfather Sgt Charles Taylor (1896-1990) whose duties included detailing men to guard and patrol at various locations within the town.
The Home Guard used the Exchange Club (now the Exchange Coach House Inn) as headquarters and owner Joe Mullen recently showed Brigg Blog an alcove in one of the upper rooms where rifles were stored. The authorities opened a war-time restaurant in Brigg during the war, where people could go for basic meals. There were so-called British Restaurants across th UK, staffed by volunteers.
Read more about British Restaurants through this link...
https://www.1900s.org.uk/1940s-british-restaurants.htm
With German submarines (U-boats) sinking many supply ships in the Atlantic, food was in short supply with rationing in force on many foodstuffs. Perhaps someone locally has old ration books.
It was a case of Dig For Victory on the home front, with Brigg gardens and public land turned into allotments to grow vegetables.
There was also a Brigg Pig Club with porkers being raised in sheds and back yards to provide meat.
Metal railings were taken away and melted down for war use.
Clothing was 'on ration' with coupons tendered in shops before purchases could be taken home.
Life on the Home Front was tough by today's standards, and rationing continued on some items well into the 1950s.
When the war finally ended, in 1945, there were major celebrations in Brigg Market Place, with a local police officer being carried shoulder high by some of the revellers.
Brigg Blog thought we'd set a good example by having a quick look through our archive of old prints to locate some taken on the Home Front during the war.
The four seen here were passed to us by the family of the late Cliff Padley, who lived in Brigg and later Scawby. Cliff was a former colleague of ours at the Scunthorpe Telegraph, having earlier worked for The Star in the steel town and in Brigg. He was a long-serving official of Brigg Rotary Club.
The above picture is thought to feature the British Restaurant on Elwes Street. It shows stallholders and helpers at a Brigg Bourne Methodist Church bazaar.
The pictures below show the Brigg & District War Supplies Depot, a fundraising sale for the RAF Pilots & Crews Fund, and the opening of Brigg Warship Week with a Rear Admiral of the Royal Navy in attendance.

 
Knitting for victory - ladies from Brigg busy with their needles to help the war effort. The sign reveals that the Brigg & District War Supplies Depot had by then sent 4,500 garments to the forces and hospitals.

W.H. Webster, right, hands over a £50 cheque to C.C.M. Taylor in aid of the RAF Pilots and Crews Fund, following a sale held in Brigg. The total raised in the town then stood at £3,120 - a considerable sum in the early 1940s. Mr Webster was a local magistrate. Was he the Mr Webster who operated the town's cinema for many years?
Rear Admiral Frederick Arthur Buckley, Royal Navy, second left, with Coun Edgar Taylor, left, chairman of Brigg Urban District Council, and J.T. Daughton, right, headmaster of Brigg Grammar School, at the opening of Brigg Warship Week - another fundraiser to support the war effort. Rear Admiral Buckley served in both world wars, attaining this rank in 1939.



FOOTBALL TO WATCH IN BRIGG TONIGHT & ON SATURDAY


There's football to watch in Brigg tonight (Tuesday, September 17).
Brigg Town Reserves host Hykeham Town at the EC Surfacing Ltd Stadium (The Hawthorns).
This game in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier kicks off at 7.45pm.
Hykeham are second in the table, with Brigg currently at the bottom with only one point to show from five fixtures.

COMING UP ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21...

 
In the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe League, Barnetby Reserves have a Division Two home game against Limestone Rangers Reserves at Silver Street (3pm).
Brigg-based Briggensians will host College Wanderers in the EC Surfacing Ltd Challenge Cup first round (2.30pm).
Brigg Town first teamers are away to Dronfield Town in Toolstation Northern Counties East League Division One.

There's a family fun day at Brigg Town FC on Sunday (September 22) from 11am with  a friendly match kicking off at noon between the Brigg Town Legends and Steve Jordan's XI.

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK FOR THE BRIGG PUDDING PARTY




A few tickets are still available for this weekend's Brigg Pudding Party but hurry our picture has tempted to attend.
Organisers from the Brigg Town Business Partnership will get the party started at 7pm on Saturday (September 21) in St John's Church Hall, Bigby Street.
Admission costs £10 - a mere trifle, we suggest - for which you get a welcome drink and nibbles before tucking into a wide range of tempting puddings.
For tickets, call in at The Deli & Diner or Shipley's Curiositeas - both on Wrawby Street, Brigg - without delay.

PLAN FOR 25 NEW HOMES IN THE BRIGG AREA REFUSED


A development aimed at providing 25 new homes in the Brigg area has been refused planning permission by North Lincolnshire Council.
Outline approval for the dwellings, with access roads, open space and landscaping, was requested for land adjacent to The Willows, off Barton Road, Wrawby.
A statement submitted in support of the application said: "The proposal seeks to make a contribution towards affordable housing provision. 10% provision is necessary through Local Policy and this is provided through three dwellings on site."
However, in refusing the application, the planning authority concluded "the adverse environmental impacts outweigh the benefits of the proposal."
The council said the site was "outside of a defined settlement boundary."
Wrawby Parish Council had objected to this application.
Anyone refused permission by local planners can, if they wish, lodge an appeal against the decision.

Monday, September 16, 2019

BEST GARDENS, ALLOTMENTS AND FLORAL DISPLAYS IN BRIGG REVEALED FOR 2019


The best gardens, allotments and floral displays in Brigg during 2019 were revealed on Saturday morning (September 14).
Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall announced the winners in the Angel Suite.
Sponsorship of the town council's annual competition was again received from Brigg Garden Centre.
Coun Riggall was assisted in presenting the awards at various times by Deputy Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker, Andrew Markham, Anne Gray and the Garden Centre.
The prizes ranged from gardening vouchers to trophies and certificates, and the majority of winners were present to receive their awards in person.
The ceremony formed part of the Town Mayor's coffee morning which was very well supported by Brigg residents and people from the surrounding district.
A raffle and tombola were held, and proceeds from the coffee morning will go to the Mayor's Appeal Fund in aid of the Brigg Breast Cancer Group.
She thanked everyone for their support after the raffle had been drawn at this enjoyable event.

PICTURED ABOVE: Many of the winners following the presentations.THE 2019 AWARDS IN FULL

Allotments category: 1st Terry Robinson, Redcombe Lane Plot 5; 2nd Jason Ladley, Grammar School Road Plot 23; 3rd Val Bacon, Grammar School Road Plot 16.
Business & organisation category: 1st St John's Church; 2nd The Hungry Fisherman; 3rd Ancholme Mews.
School category: 1st Brigg Primary.
Hanging baskets category: 1st Mrs H. Dent, 12 Elm Way; 2nd 40 Maple Close; 3rd 5 Preston Drive.
Front garden category: 1st Mr and Mrs Whitehead, 37 St Clare's Walk; 2nd Derek Capp, 18 Almond Grove; 3rd Marina Williams, 18 Churchill Avenue; certificate of merit, Mrs H. Dent, 12 Elm Way.
Special awards, certificates of merit: The Brigg District Veterans' Group D-Day Display, Wrawby Street; all College Yard businesses "for working together" - the Cafe, Green Jay, 2nd Chance, Charlie Lui and Indulge.


The following pictures appear in the order they were presented at the prize-giving.


Val Bacon - allotment certificate of merit, with Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall.
Jason Ladley - second in the allotment category, £20 voucher & certificate.
Terry Robinson - allotment winner, trophy, £30 voucher & certificate.
Andrew Markham presenting his family shield awarded to St John's Church - winner of the business/organisation category, with a £30 voucher and certificate also forming part of the prize.

Brigg Primary School representatives after receiving the Gray family trophy from Anne Gray. The school's prize also included a £30 voucher and a certificate.

Second place in the hanging basket category for 40 Maple Close, presented by Deputy Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker, right. The prize comprised a £20 voucher and certificate.

First place in the hanging basket category being presented by Coun Parker to Mrs H. Dent, of 12 Elm Way - trophy, £30 voucher and certificate.
Mrs Dent receiving a certificate of merit for the front garden at 12 Elm Way from Brigg Garden Centre.
Marina Williams, of 18 Churchill Avenue, receiving a certificate and £10 voucher for third place in the front garden category.
Derek Capp - runner-up in the front garden category for 18 Almond Grove, collecting a £20 voucher and a certificate.
Mr & Mrs Whitehead, of 37 St Clare's Walk, winners in the front garden category - the prize comprising a cup, £30 voucher and certificate.
A certificate of merit for the Veterans' D-Day plot (pictured below on Saturday morning after we left the Angel Suite ceremony).


Two of the certificates being presented to businesses on College Yard.
The coffee morning and presentations attracted a large attendance in the Angel Suite.

Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall presiding at the presentations and coffee morning.

£7K AWARDED IN BRIGG GRANTS


Brigg Town Council has agreed grants totalling more than £7,000 to help local causes.
The money was allocated at the authority's September meeting in the Angel Suite Lounge, following four applications for assistance.
Brigg in Bloom: £2,600 for watering the plants.
Brigg Arts and Culture Centre: £2,000 for 200 chairs. These will be used by the audience attending events at the centre within Sir John Nelthorpe School's Grammar School Road premises. Phase one of the project has already delivered sympathetic restoration of the Old Library, part of the original 17th century school building.
Park Run: £1,500 for event and technical equipment. A weekly 5k walk/jog/run is to be held on Saturdays from 9am, using the new Ancholme Valley Path in Brigg. From underneath the A18 Ancholme Way Bridge, participants will head north for 1.25k, turn around and head back to the bridge, then repeat the loop.
North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival: £200 + VAT for banners and stickers.

WHY BRIGG TOILETS HAVE BEEN CLOSED




Roofing problems are the reason for the closure of a set of public conveniences in Brigg.
North Lincolnshire Council, which provides the toilets on East Park near the Tintab shelter, recently pinned 'out of order' notices on the entrances to the men's and ladies' with the gates staying firmly locked.
Coun Rob Waltham, from Brigg, who is the unitary authority's leader, confirmed to us over the weekend that roofing issues are the cause. A survey of the building is to be undertaken.
It's not possible to say at present when the WCs will reopen, but we'll endeavour to keep Brigg Blog followers informed once news is to hand.
As our picture (below) shows, the roof needs work doing to make it leak-free - if we can use that phrase in this context!

WE GATHER THAT LEAD WAS STRIPPED FROM THE ROOF!

"The Ladies" in need of roofing repairs.

Viewed from Bigby Street, the WCs on East Park, adjoining the Tintab shelter and close to the A18.