An update about the Brigg Tourist Information Centre was given to the Town Council's latest meeting by Coun Rob Waltham. Having been closed for some months, it will be returning to the Buttercross in a few weeks.
The original intention was to move the TIC to the refurbished Angel building to allow Lindsey Lodge Hospice to move into the ground floor of the Buttercross, having recently vacated its charity shop on Wrawby Street.
Coun Waltham explained that the Hospice could not pursue this option within the timescale required. But North Lincolnshire Council would continue to work with the charity to find it new premises.
His comments to the Town Council followed a recent statement issued by the unitary authority...
FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
Brigg Tourist Information Centre will re-open in November – bringing services back into the community.
Staff will be on hand to offer advice and services from the Buttercross – for example the popular service selling tickets for local events will continue – supporting many of Brigg’s community groups. Digital displays will be used to promote local events and leaflets will be available.
It comes as a new community hub will be opened at the Angel in the town. The new facility will open after an extensive refurbishment which is part of North Lincolnshire Council’s wider £5m community investment programme.
The council had been working with Lindsey Lodge Hospice to open a shop at the Buttercross but current challenges means this won’t now happen.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council said: “The Buttercross and the Tourist Information Centre are an important part of the Brigg community offer. Covid restrictions means that things will be slightly different when we reopen; however, visitors to the town will still be able to gain the support they need.”
“We know that some residents had some concerns about supporting Lindsey Lodge Hospice; however, I believe they are an incredible charity that works tirelessly for people who need the most help and support. We will, of course, continue to work closely with them as they look to get another shop back in the town.”
PICTURED: The Buttercross housing the TIC, inside the centre on the ground floor, and the former Hospice Shop on Wrawby Street.