Saturday, June 19, 2021


Decisions are expected to be taken on many topics of interest when Brigg Town Council holds its monthly meeting next week.
These include resolving a plan of action over cars being parked on the York stone paving near Wetherpoon's White Horse pub, additional play equipment for the Davy Memorial Field off Kings Avenue, refurbishment of public seating, and how Brigg is going to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, marking 70 years as reigning monarch.
This meeting will be held in the Buttercross (upper floor with lift available) on Tuesday, June 22, from 7.15pm.
The lengthy agenda suggests there will be plenty to interest Brigg residents.
The session is open to interested members of the public who, together with councillors and staff, will need to comply with Covid emergency rules by wearing masks (unless exempted) until they are seated.
Regarding Public Participation, the Town Clerk says: "Residents are invited to address the Council but are reminded that the Council may be unable to provide answers; but issues raised may be added as a future agenda item."
Brigg Blog will, as ever, be attending and will duly report the discussions and decisions made.
The same applies to the next meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee which starts at 7pm on Tuesday. It will consider recently submitted Brigg planning applications.

PICTURED: The Buttercross; York stone paving on which vehicles are being parked particularly in the evenings; the Davy Memorial Field; public seating on East Park near the Monument roundabout.


In case you missed our earlier post (link here) there's a Brigg Independent Market being held today (Saturday, June 19) in the Market Place, with 17 stalls expected to operate.
Meanwhile, North Lincolnshire Council, as the local markets authority, has produced some new roadside banners (example above) displayed near the A18 to help with marketing and publicity - a welcome move.
Headlining within the banners are the social media hashtags #ShopLocal and #ShopSafe
General market stalls, including fruit & veg, will still be operating today.
The 'Indie' market should help to attract many additional Saturday visitors to Brigg today, with free car parking available as a council concession.
Established in 2000, the monthly Brigg Farmers' Market is always a major draw, but the town would certainly benefit from having something extra to offer shoppers on the other three Saturdays. So this weekend's Indie event is very welcome.
Various town centre businesses are currently involved in a value-for-money Brigg Fiver Fest with some fine offers and special promotions available to customers who support this low cost initiative which will continue until June 26.
The Fest involves many shops and eateries. Look out for window posters giving details.
The campaigning Independent Brigg Line Rail Group kindly shared our initial post yesterday about the Indie Market, bringing it to the attention of people living in Sheffield, Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough, Grimsby and Cleethorpes who might like to board a train to Brigg today to visit our community event.


Well-known in Brigg as a charity fundraiser, Andrew 'Sass' Markham informs us that he has been supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness as part of Men's Health Week.
He is seen here, collection bucket in hand, with DHL Scunthorpe shift supervisor Shaun Stanfield (right).
Andrew tells us that Brigg Rotary Club "kindly helped with the materials."
He is also part of a Brigg group which has raised a great deal of money in recent years for Pancreatic Cancer Action and continues to promote local awareness of this disease.
A long-serving goalkeeper with Brigg Hockey Club, 'Sass' once hitch-hiked his way around the world on a limited budget and has visited a huge number of league football grounds in England, Scotland and Wales.
The former town councillor is one of Brigg's most widely-travelled current residents.


Friday, June 18, 2021


An Independent Market will be held in Brigg tomorrow (Saturday, June 19) in addition to the familiar stalls selling fruit & veg, flowers and other items. Nick Webb, from the Rabbit Hole Book Shop, has kindly supplied the following details to preview the event...

We have just helped the North Lincolnshire Council market team arrange the Independent Market and hopefully they will take it forward.
There should be 17 stalls - some fairly regular to Brigg and some new.
They include Sue Hawkmoon (Hawkmoon Crafts), The Magik Shop, Eco Natural Beauty (naturally formulated beauty products), Art on a Slate (painting on reclaimed roof tiles) Tuckers Ice Cream who have developed a new ice cream for The Rabbit Hole and Alice in Wonderland /Independent Bookshop Week called "Unhappy Birthday". Other stalls are cakes, craft, decoupage.  
There will also be three authors on stalls signing copies of their books - Philippa East, Nell Pattison and Neil Foxley Johnson. Local and new publishers Final Chapter will also be there.
The market is in support of Totally Locally and its Fiver Fest which has now started its 3rd year in Brigg... and Brigg is now a Pioneer Group for the Totally Locally Project which involves over 100 towns.
We had visitors at The Rabbit Hole and Yellowbelly Pizza (on Wednesday) who had not been to Brigg for 20 years but came to see Fiver Fest after it has been on Radio Humberside quite a lot recently.
Lots is happening next week, including a visit to schools by David Ouimet from New York and a young artist from Korea is here. Only aged 10, but amazing; authors will be around and workshops and events with Hull Noir.



There's an opportunity to come to Brigg by train for the Independent Market from various destinations in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, using the Saturday-only Northern company service between Sheffield and Cleethorpes. Brigg-bound diesel units will pick up in Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough, Kirton, Grimsby and Barnetby. TIMETABLE BELOW - CLICK TO ENLARGE.




West Lindsey District Council has granted Brigg Garden Centre planning permission for part removal of an existing warehouse structure and the erection of a two-storey office building and car parking on the site off Bigby High Road, Kettleby.
Bigby Parish Council, which was consulted, said it supported the proposal.

Yesterday (Thursday) saw the launch of the new Pavers shoe store within Brigg Garden Centre.
Meanwhile, a planning application for a first floor extension at Church View, Middle Street, North Kelsey, has been refused by the West Lindsey authority.
North Lincolnshire Council is now considering the following local applications (decisions not yet made):
WRAWBY: Erect a double garage, Twisted Willow, Brigg Road.
BARNETBY: Erect a single-storey ground floor rear extension, 50 St Barnabas Road.
WORLABY: Erect single-storey rear extension, The Old Vicarage, 44 Top Road.


Brigg Town will play their first Lincolnshire County Cricket League Division Three home game of the season this weekend.
Two months into the 2021 campaign, Town will host Caistor 2nds at the Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road, on Saturday (June 19) starting at 1.30pm.
This is scheduled to be a 45 overs a side contest, with the spectators including a number of retired Brigg players.
Town shave played a couple of home fixtures in a 30-over Supplementary Cup qualifying group, but have been limited to a couple of Division Three away fixtures so far - winning at Louth 3rds but losing to Alford 2nds.
The Brigg and Caistor clubs are old rivals, having first met in the 1970s... and many times since.
There's an interesting local derby coming up this Saturday in Division One when promotion-chasing Broughton host Hibaldstow - currently in the relegation zone. This encounter at the Scawby Road ground will begin at 1.30pm.
Broughton 2nds, who are in the lower reaches of Division Two at present, journey to play mid-table Grimsby Town 2nds at Augusta Street.
In the Mick Walker North Lindsey League, both our local teams will be playing on Sunday afternoon (June 20) in Knockout Cup home games.
GROUP B: Broughton v Normanby Park.
GROUP D: Hibaldstow v Messingham.
Last Sunday's Division Two game between Hibaldstow and Messingham failed to take place and will now be played later in the season (possibly in July).
League spokesman Glen Sands informs us that Sunday's cancellation meant both sets of players were able to view the England football match against Croatia on TV.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


A national retailer's new Brigg store is launching today (Thursday, June 17).
The Pavers Shoes outlet is located at Brigg Garden Centre, off Bigby High Road.
With headquarters in York, Pavers sells a wide range of men's and ladies' footwear, including boots and trainers.
A spokeswoman for the company told Brigg Blog: "Pavers Shoes sell high quality ladies' and men's shoes with a focus on comfort without sacrificing style. Many styles are full leather and some are offered in wider width fittings.
"The opening will see the store full of our summer range of casual and smart sandals, trainers, pumps and moccasins. Pavers also stocks the popular Fly Flot leather shoes and clogs and a selection of Skechers trainers."
The company was established 50 years ago and now has scores of stores.
Images above courtesy of Pavers.