Wednesday, June 26, 2019
SUPER-SIZED BINS ON THEIR WAY TO HELP KEEP BRIGG TIDY
New super-sized litter bins are coming to Brigg.
During the Town Council's June meeting, Coun Rob Waltham said the River Ancholme was incredibly popular with people at this time of the year but needed bigger bins to keep the area tidy.
He stressed that these needed to be large enough to take pizza boxes without filling up the entire space available.
These big bins were also ideal for polystyrene fast food cartons, Coun Waltham pointed out.
He outlined additional suggested sites, including the Ash Grove to Redcombe Lane footpath.
The Old Courts Road car park was also mentioned as somewhere needing attention.
Resolving an issue raised by members of the public at the Annual Town Meeting in March, Coun Waltham said bins would be earmarked for the Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road.
Some bins replaced by the super-sized newcomers will be relocated to other sites.
Coun Carl Sherwood reported that a bin from the Memorial Park, near the river, had been stolen and needed replacing.
The council agreed funding for additional litter bins, with Coun Waltham adding: "It will be something the residents appreciate."
A suggestion that Brigg might buy a mechanical street sweeper has been passed to the Town Council's environmental working group for further consideration.
The matter will then be re-considered again by the Town Council.
June's meeting heard that thousands of pounds would be needed to buy a machine outright or even hire one by the month.
Coun Ann Eardley said the machine was definitely required to tidy up mess, while Coun Jane Kitching wondered whether it might be possible to join with another town authority to share the cost.
The environmental working group is also to look into providing information boards to be displayed in the Old Courts Road and Angel car parks and near the Lidl and Tesco stores.
These will tell visitors about the town and its history.