Sunday, February 09, 2020
DOUBLING EFFORTS TO KEEP BRIGG TIDY
Brigg Town Council's latest meeting was littered with comments about litter.
Large new bins have now been installed at various locations to take litter and dog waste bags, with more bins to collect cigarette ends to come outside several pubs within the town centre.
These are earmarked for the frontages of the Woolpack and Lord Nelson/Hardy's, in the Market Place, and the Black Bull, on Wrawby Street.
It is hoped that bar users who pop outside for a drag will use the bins provided, rather than dropping their cigarette ends on the paving.
The council meeting heard that 16 volunteers had taken part in January's litter-picking session, with 25 bans of rubbish collected for disposal.
The next litter collection will take place on Saturday, February 22 with volunteers welcome to take part.
Town Clerk Dinah Lilley said Sir John Nelthorpe School had inquired about using the council's recently acquired street sweeping machine to use on its premises.
Coun Carl Sherwood said Brigg had an opportunity to take part in the Great British Spring Clean in late March/early April.
Coun Rob Waltham said the town was already looking a lot tidier but efforts should now be doubled.
Brigg Town Council has now agreed dates when a contractor will spend a few days cleaning litter from the River Ancholme. Start dates for this work in 2020 are: May 20, July 8, August 26 and September 23.