Thursday, October 31, 2019
Additional help is at hand in the constant battle Brigg has against litter.
Brigg Town Council has now secured a street sweeping machine that was surplus to the North Lincolnshire authority's requirements.
Monday evening's Town Council meeting heard that the sweeper should be picked up later this week. So it won't be long before it's put to work cleaning the streets.
Additional litter bins ordered by the council for various locations in the town have now been delivered.
A couple of weeks ago, Brigg Blog highlighted discarded fast food wrappings that had been deposited on (and below) seats in the Tintab shelter - just a day or two after volunteers had undertaken a litter-picking session.
Last weekend having seen colder and wetter weather, there was no evidence of litter at the shelter on Monday morning (October 28).
Perhaps some people thought twice about eating their hot takeaways while sitting at East Park's Tintab.
North Lincolnshire Council has re-affirmed very welcome plans to bring a new food festival to Brigg town centre.
The local authority will be holding the first North Lincs FoodFest in Crowle Market Place, in the Isle of Axholme, tomorrow (Friday, November 1) from noon to 8pm.
But the council stresses we can expect to see the FoodFest travelling to Kirton, Brigg, Barton, Epworth and elsewhere over coming months.
A spokesperson explained: "North Lincs FoodFest is a new travelling food festival that will take place in town centres around North Lincolnshire and showcase a whole feast of local delights."
As a taster for what's coming to Brigg in due course, the Crowle FoodFest will see hungry visitors sampling mouth-watering meats from The Pink Pig, crepes from The Crepe Company, pizzas from Pizza Mamma, a hog roast from Lion Outside Bars, German sausages from the German Swing Grill, milkshakes from Moo Moo’s and cookies courtesy of The Cookie People Company.
The second FoodFest is planned for Scunthorpe town centre on Saturday, November 30, to coincide with the Scunthorpe Christmas Lights Switch On.
Find out more at www.northlincs.gov.uk/FoodFest or find North Lincs FoodFest on Facebook and Instagram.
People living in the Brigg area have a chance to browse for bargains at a fundraising fashion show and shopping event.
"Your favourite brands at up to 75 per cent off," is the pledge - with reference to Marks & Spencer, Evans, Topshop and others (sizes 6 to 30).
The Scawby WI Fashion Show will be held on Friday, November 1 at Scawby Village Hall (7.30pm).
"All welcome" say the organisers. Tickets cost £6 in advance, including wine/soft drink and cake.
They are now available from Scawby Post Office, Scawby Women's Institute or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Use this link to find our more about SOS Charity Fashion Shows...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
New bungalows in Brigg - ideal for those of more senior years - are being earmarked for a well-known site on the edge of the town.
This plan was revealed by Coun Rob Waltham - the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council - during a well-attended public 'engagement session' in the town centre's Angel Suite.
The unitary authority's Brigg & Wolds Ward representatives - Coun Waltham and Couns Carl & Nigel Sherwood - wrote to local people, inviting them down to find out about various proposals for the town.
The plan for new bungalows involves relocating the current Community Wellbeing Hub - occupying part of the original 1960s Cormac House social services and later Brigg Resource Centre site - from Horstead Avenue to the Angel complex, bringing the Hub much closer to many people wishing to access its services.
The current Hub site can then be cleared to make way for a type of housing that's much in demand locally.
Due to local government regulations, councils are no longer permitted to build new homes; this task has to be undertaken by house-building companies or other developers.
There should be space for about 10 new bungalows on the Horstead Avenue site.
There are also new plans to relocate the town's Youth Centre from Grammar School Road, involving sessions beign held in the Angel and/or the recently-built community room at the end of the changing room block at the council's Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road.
Redevelopment of the Youth Centre site could then see a few additional town houses being erected, subject to planning.
Outlining the range of planned developments to Brigg Blog, Coun Waltham said: "The whole focus is to get the Angel used a lot more."
Some of the changes could start as early as the new year, and we expect further details to be revealed in the weeks ahead.
Couns Carl and Nigel Sherwood, plus council staff, joined Coun Waltham at the engagement session to outline the plans to members of the public.
Interested local people who were unable to attend the session can view the plans now open to consultation through this link...
It is known as the Brigg Community Offer. Alternatively, people can email.
PICTURED ABOVE: Coun Waltham during the engagement session in the Angel Suite.
A new sports centre planned in Brigg wants to amend the opening hours already granted by North Lincolnshire Council.
In mid-September, local authority planners approved change of use of a large building behind the former Nelthorpe Arms pub, off Bridge Street, from office to assemby/leisure.
A condition attached to the planning permission stipulated that Brigg Kickboxing Club's hours of operation would be Monday to Friday, 5pm to 8pm, and that the premises would be closed at weekends and on bank holidays.
However, a further application has now been made seeking the following amended hours of operation...
Kickboxing & associated class: Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday and bank holidays, 11am to 4pm.
Club activities: Saturday, noon to 5pm; Sunday and bank holidays, noon to 4pm;
Brigg Kickboxing Club has told the council that its activities include kickboxing classes and associated fitness/strengthening classes. Plus promotional and recruitment days "as required."
The family-run martial arts business is leasing Unit 2, Nelthorpe Arms Business Court and stresses that no changes will be made to the structure or inside of the property.
"We have 100 students of all ages who take part in our classes and we believe it is an asset to the area," the club says.
It explains that, when originally submitted, the trading hours stated were incorrect.
The revised planning application - given a 'valid date' of October 14 by North Lincolnshire Council - is now under consideration by the local authority. The standard four-week public consultation period applies.
It's very good to see that an historic name in Brigg area sport is still part of the scene after more than 100 years.
The draw has now been made for the 2019-2020 season Hett Cup football competition, with ties being played (under lights) by TWELVE local teams at Brigg Town FC's EC Surfacing Stadium (The Hawthorns).
Spectators are welcome at all the matches and the competition will be raising money for charity, to be presented after the conclusion of the competition.
The Hett Cup, which carries the name of a well-known local family, was first played for prior to the First World War. It was brought back into use - in its present form - seven years ago.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, Frank C. Hett was a very prominent figure in Brigg - being a solicitor and clerk to the guardians of the Workhouse. The trophy was won by Brigg Football Club way back in 1913 but we think the Hett Cup may have been donated some years earlier.
Barnetby United's Lee Fielden, on behalf of the organisers, has kindly furnished Brigg Blog with the latest draw, which was made during the Brigg Town v Ollerton Town match on Wednesday, October 23.
Hett Cup draw: AFC BRIGG v BRIGGENSIANS, BARNETBY UNITED v BRIGG TOWN, HIBALDSTOW WANDERERS v SCOTTER UNITED, BROUGHTON WMC v SCAWBY ROVERS. Byes into round two have been gained by BRIGG TOWN RESERVES, BRIGG TOWN UNDER-18s, LIMESTONE RANGERS AND ULCEBY FC.
AFC BRIGG v BRIGGENSIANS
Wednesday November 6th, 7pm KO
BARNETBY UNITED v BRIGG TOWN
Wednesday 13th November, 7pm
HIBALDSTOW WANDERERS v SCOTTER UNITED
Wednesday 20th November, 7pm
BROUGHTON WMC v SCAWBY ROVERS.
Wednesday 27th November, 7pm
Brigg Blog is looking to post the dates of midweek matches in the Hett Cup as the competition progresses, together with round-ups of results and progress.
PREVIOUS KNOWN HETT CUP WINNERS - KINDLY COMPILED BY LEE FIELDEN
1913 Brigg FC
1914 Brigg FC
1921 Broughton Rangers
1923 Broughton Rangers
1924 Broughton Rangers
1931 Brigg Town
1933 Scunthorpe United Reserves
1939 Scunthorpe United Reserves
1947 Winterton Rangers
1948 Winterton Rangers
1949 Brigg Town
1951 Winterton Rangers
1955 Barton Town
1956 Brigg Town
1957 Winterton Rangers
1958 Barton Town
1960 Brigg Town
1961 Brigg Town
1963 Wrawby Athletic
1964 Brigg Amateurs
1967 Wrawby Athletic
2012 Brigg Servicemen
2013 Barnetby United
2014 Barnetby United
2015 Limestone Rangers
2016 Brigg Town Reserves
2018 Broughton WMC
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Additional CCTV cameras have now been installed in Brigg to help tackle and deter criminal activity.
They are monitoring the Millennium Green, off Elwes Street, which has been the location for a good deal of anti-social behaviour, vandalism and other types of crime.
It is to be hoped that the Green's era as a crime 'hot spot' will disappear as word gets round the town that CCTV footage is available to the authorities should anything of a law-breaking nature occur.
The high-tech cameras are able to monitor this grassy area with seating near the Old River Ancholme - even after dark!
North Lincolnshire Council and Brigg Town Council have been working together on the new CCTV initiative, which will give our local police a helping hand.
|CCTV cameras high up on the lamp-post on the left, surveying the Millennium Green, Brigg.|
|A police sign at the Millennium Green, giving their contact number.|
Brigg Town Business Partnership has compiled this preview of events to come in the run up to Christmas 2019....
Brigg Festival of Christmas Trees and Wreaths/Tree of Light
As Christmas gets closer, the Brigg Town Business Partnership are busy organising events for the Festive Season.
The first of these is the annual Tree of Light which will stand in Chapel Court (just off the Old Courts Car Park). The Tree will be lit from 3.00pm on Saturday November 16th until 3.00pm on Saturday January 4th 2020 with music being played at both events, and is seen as a symbol of hope and comfort for those who find Christmas a sad and lonely time.
This provides an opportunity for all members of the community to place a memory card on it in remembrance of departed loved ones. Cards will be available from Design Orchard; E-Cig; Cure DM; Brigg Carers’ Support; St John’s Church; Brigg Methodist Church; The Deli Diner; Co-op Funeralcare; Naylors Funeral Directors and Brigg Tourist Information Centre.
Raffle tickets will also be available with the winners being announced on Saturday, January 4th. A Book of Remembrance will be situated at The Tourist Information Centre for those who want to record an entry for a loved one in addition to placing a memory card on the tree.
All monies raised will be donated to the Brigg Carers’ Support Centre and The Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight.
|Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall beside a previous Tree of Light.|
Another event, that the Partnership are busy planning is the town’s third Festival of Christmas Trees and Wreaths which will take place at St John’s Church over 2 weekends: Thursday December 12th to Saturday December 14th (10.00am -3.00pm ) and Sunday December 15th (11.00am -3.00pm) and then Thursday December 19th to Saturday December 21st (10.00am – 3.00pm) and Sunday December 22nd (11.00am – 1.00pm) with the Festival closing with a Town Carol Service at 2.00pm with Barnetby Silver Band.
Admission will be free with donations being welcome for St John’s Church.
If you are interested in exhibiting a Tree or Wreath at the Festival, spaces are very limited so please contact the Brigg Town Business Partnership via e-mail email@example.com or call Jane Kitching on 07442 160785.
As part of the Festival, the Nukulees Ukelele Band will be performing in the Church on Friday December 13th at 7.00pm Tickets (£5 each inclusive of light refreshments available from Brigg Tourist Information Centre) and on Saturday December 21st, Brigg Churches Together Choir will perform Graham Kendrick’s ‘The Gift’ in St John’s Church at 7.00pm. Admission is free with donations welcome towards the cost of the evening; however, spaces are limited, so tickets are required which can be obtained from Brigg Tourist Information Centre.
TOP PICTURE: A busy scene in Brigg town centre during a previous Christmas lights switch-on. This year's event will be held on Friday, November 29, from 4.30pm. There will be a festive fair, with stalls, organised by Brigg District Lions, plus entertainment arranged by Brigg Town Council which provides the Christmas illuminations. Shops run by members of the Business Partnership will be staying open late into the evening so people can do a spot of Christmas shopping.
Just a reminder that a meeting is being held in Brigg tonight (Tuesday, October 29) to formulate plans for a Summer Fair to be held in the town centre next July.
Tonight's meeting will be at St John's Church Hall, Bigby Street, from 7.15pm.
Brigg Town Business Partnership, which is organising this event, will welcome input and ideas from the public and is seeking volunteers to assist with the planning and staging of the Summer Fair.
The above picture was taken during a Summer Fest/Summer Fair staged some years go by Brigg District Lions.
Despite Brigg Town Football Club's home match against Retford being called off on Saturday (October 26) things went ahead as normal at the nearby Recreation Ground.
Following heavy rain, Town's game was postponed because of the water that had soaked into the pitch at the EC Surfacing Stadium (Hawthorns).
But at North Lincolnshire Council's Rec Ground, Briggensians not only played but won to secure a semi-final place in one of the cup competitions organised for member teams by the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District Football League.
Briggensians beat Santon 5-3 in the Tortank Barton Brotherhood Cup - courtesy of two goals from Ben Lingard and one apiece by Ciaran Savage, Jamie Craigie and Justin Walker. On the mark for Santon were Josh Housam (2) and Kieran Dickinson.
The wet weather took its toll on the Scunthorpe & District League with only two out the eight scheduled fixtures being played.
This Saturday (November 2) Barnetby United will travel south to Crowland Town for a Lincolnshire FA County Junior Cup second round tie, kicking off at 1.30pm.
Briggensians will be playing Santon again - this time away from home, in Division Two (2pm start). Barnetby United Reserves are without a fixture in this section.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Here are more than 60 pictures taken during the Brigg Poppy 10k and Military Challenge 2019.
The event was held on Sunday, October 27 - the route being from the town centre towards Cadney and back to town, finishing on the County Bridge.
There was a good turn-out of spectators to support the competitors in this event which was co-ordinated by Curly's Athletes.
The road linking Brigg and Cadney was closed during the race.
Our pictures show runners in various locations, including the Market Place, Wrawby Street, Elwes Street and Cadney Road.
|A road closure notice near the Monument war memorial roundabout early on Sunday morning, warning drivers that the route to Cadney would be out of action during the 10k race.|