Tuesday, December 03, 2019
NEW BRIGG FOOD FESTIVAL NOW FIRMLY ON THE MENU FOR 2020
A new Brigg food festival - proposed for the town centre - now looks set to go ahead next year.
An officer from North Lincolnshire Council offered to attend a forthcoming meeting of Brigg Town Council to make a presentation about the benefits of having a FoodFest.
However, with town councillors already looking favourably on the project, this well-meaning offer is considered unnecessary.
North Lincolnshire Council's initial FoodFest, held recently in Crowle, proved very successful, drawing big crowds. Now the aim is to run more of them in other communities, including ours.
When Brigg Town Council considered the issue at its latest meeting, Coun Jane Kitching was keen to ensure the festival did not replicate things already offered within the town.
She noted that Crowle's featured crepes - not something that would cause conflict in Brigg - but also pizza. And a new pizza business had been established in Brigg Market Place.
Coun Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council as well as being a town councillor, said it was difficult to create "a perfect market" for all traders. But efforts would be made to avoid any conflict, while feedback would also be considered.
Brigg Blog expects the next stage to be a proposed date for the FoodFest from North Lincolnshire Council.
Crowle's was held on a Friday, from noon to 8pm, while another was held in Scunthorpe town centre on Saturday (November 30) to coincide with the Scunthorpe Christmas lights switch-on.