Thursday, September 17, 2020


The reason why the refurbished Angel complex in Brigg town centre has yet to reopen to the public has been explained by North Lincolnshire Council - and the delay is due to factors connected with the Coronavirus emergency.
Extensive work inside the community use building began months ago and the project was due to have been completed "by late August."
The council now tells us that work "has been delayed slightly due to a key supplier being affected by Covid-19."
September became "the ambition" but the local authority now suggests it looks like this is going to be pushed into October. A firm date has yet to be confirmed.
However, a spokesperson for the authority has revealed details of what will be on offer, saying: "The library space will be on the ground floor with an enhanced offer on the 2nd floor, which is fully accessible by stairs and lift.  The new community hub space is much more, though, than just a library, with people being able to access a range of different spaces if they need to. This means people needing to research and study, or perhaps have a group discussion as part of a local book club or history group, will be able to use the space that suits them best in the hub.
"The investment is part of the £5m community investment programme building on the success of the transformation of Scunthorpe Central with a view to caters for much more than libraries by bringing together lots of services – private, public and voluntary – together under one roof.
"The Market Hall in Crowle  has been redeveloped as part of the community investment programme, complementing community resources at Ashby, Riddings, Epworth, Scunthorpe and Barton."
The new Brigg community hub will incorporate:
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Library services including a children’s library
  • Access to computers
  • Healthy lifestyle advice
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • Coffee mornings
  • Children and adult group activities
  • Community space.
N.F. ADDS: A new and repositioned front entrance to the Angel has been created off the Market Place as part of the project, while Brigg Town Council has relocated within the building. Brigg Heritage Centre has yet to reopen, but the Cafe Courtyard and La Finca Restaurant, on the ground floor, have been unaffected by the building work and continue to serve customers.
PICTURED: The landmark Angel building and a sign placed near the entrance some weeks ago saying it would reopen in late August.