Tuesday, September 24, 2019


We were pleased to see town street cleaner Lol Hartmann getting a mention in the latest issue of Brigg Matters magazine. Having retired after 35 years, a presentation was made to thank Lol for his services to the town over many years.
After getting wind of a collection being made within the community for Lol some time ago, we asked the powers-that-be to keep us informed about his retirement so we could post a piece, but word failed to reach us.
So our apologies for being a little slow off the mark on this occasion. We still think his retirement should be reported.
Ken Harrison's pictures here - taken a few years ago - show Lol doing his rounds.
We thought of Lol's efforts the other day while walking along Queen Street, where early autumn leaves had started to accumulate on the pavement.
Following heavy showers, leaf mulch can sometimes lead to slippery conditions underfoot.
We are sure that arrangements are in hand to sweep up fallen leaves in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile, Brigg Town Council is negotiating the purchase of a second-hand street cleaning device.
If a deal is struck, it will be used to pick up litter from local pavements.
Brigg Town Council's next meeting might hear an update on this possible purchase.
Community-minded volunteers carry out periodic litter-picking sessions on Brigg streets to supplement the tidy-ups carried out by Brigg Town Council and the North Lincolnshire authority.
Additional litter bins are also in the pipeline at various locations, together with bins for cigarette-ends outside some licensed premises.
On and after the Christmas Lights switch-on and fair on Friday, November 29, additional litter-picks will take place within the town centre.
During previous switch-on evenings some bins have rapidly become full to overflowing, so this is a welcome development in terms of keeping Brigg tidy with more than 1,000 people visiting the Market Place and Wrawby Street. That adds up to a lot of litter, including fast food containers!
View more about the 2019 Christmas lights switch on and fair through this link...

Lol's 'Sweeping into Retirement' illustrated story appears on page 35 of the Autumn 2019 issue of Brigg Matters if you want to take a look. Brigg Matters is free and produced by a team of local volunteers, including Ken Harrison.


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