Wednesday, February 12, 2020
BRIGG FARMERS' MARKET UNDER DISCUSSION
Thousands of motorists and scores of pedestrians pass the railings beside the A18 Monument roundabout in Brigg every week.
So this is seen as an ideal spot to erect a temporary banner advertising North Lincolnshire Council's farmers' market ahead of this very popular monthly event.
However, Coun Penny Smith told Brigg Town Council's latest meeting that on Saturday, January 25 the banner on the railings had been removed while the market was still operating, leaving some people wondering whether that day's event was actually proceeding.
Coun Nigel Sherwood - a member of North Lincolnshire Council - replied: "It's on the fourth Saturday every month."
Brigg Blog has long considered this issue from a slightly different angle.
Over many previous Saturdays we wondered whether the banner on the railings had been left up TOO LONG. We've seen it still in place on Sundays and even early on Mondays.
As the banner carries the lettering 'This Saturday' it might cause some confusion, we've often thought.
The general rule is that the farmers' market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month.
However, in December there is usually a change; it is brought forward to before Christmas when there's heavy demand for products of all kind from the stalls.