Sunday, January 24, 2021


Brigg Town Council is to discuss suggested street names received from Keigar Homes for a housing development to be built off Bridge Street.
The suggested names will be considered and discussed during the authority's first meeting of 2021, to be held online via the Zoom platform on Tuesday (January 26) from 7.15pm.
There will also be updates about the Tin Tab seating shelter refurbishment and the town's allotments. Councillors will discuss inviting nominations for the annual Civic Award (for buildings) and the Joseph J. Magrath Award for public voluntary service.
An update on North Lincolnshire Council matters affecting/involving Brigg will be given on behalf of the local ward councillors - Coun Rob Waltham and Couns Carl & Nigel Sherwood.  

Public Question time appears early on the agenda (see below).
Following the conclusion of the monthly council meeting, the Planning & Environment Committee will convene and consider two Brigg planning applications for outline permission, submitted recently:

  • Erect up to nine dwellings, land at Westrum Lane.
  • Residential development, Car Sales and Storage Area, Engine Street.

The committee's views will be forwarded to North Lincolnshire Council which will decide both applications in due course.
Anyone wishing to watch online or listen by phone to Tuesday's meetings needs to email the Town Council in advance - - so arrangements can be made to admit them to the session on the night.


Brigg will be remembering victims of the Holocaust today (Sunday, January 24) with its annual Memorial Service, starting at 4pm.
This cannot take place at the special memorial (pictured) on the Millennium Green, off Elwes Street, due to Coronavirus emergency restrictions on public gatherings.
However, Brigg Town Council has arranged a 'virtual' service on the internet, using the Zoom platform, to which many people have signed in recent days.
The service will be conducted by local lay reader Keith Simpson.

Saturday, January 23, 2021



More than £4,000 has been raised for the Brigg and District Breast Cancer Support Group by one man's marathon efforts.
Jo Goulby has contacted Brigg Blog about her husband Royce, who raised this whopping total for the local charity. Many Brigg people also know him as 'Quod'.
Jo says: "In 2020 he pledged to ride his bike for 5,200 miles it return for donations for the Brigg and District Breast Cancer Support Group. His aim was to raise £2,000. He battled all weathers; he was poorly for a short time, suffered a shoulder injury but he kept battling on as this charity meant a lot to him and he was doing it to show his support to a very special Auntie.
"Every Tuesday he would update his followers on Facebook of the miles he had achieved that week and share the link to his Just Giving page. The outcome is outstanding; he has raised a whopping £4,137."
Jo rightly says this is an amazing achievement. The money will be presented to the support group at the end of this month.
Well-known Brigg couple Phil and Dawn Clipson (ex-Britannia Inn) kindly informed Brigg Blog about this marathon fundraising effort some weeks ago and suggested we should feature it in due course.

PICTURED: 'Quod' finishing his marathon effort.


North Lincolnshire Council has approved property extensions in Brigg and also given consent to the pruning of a protected tree.
The local authority has granted planning permission to erect a single-storey rear extension and single-storey side garage extension at 73 Churchill Avenue (a property not far from Wrawby Road).
A council planning assessment report concluded that neither extension would raise an issue of overshadowing and overbearing to the adjacent properties.
A standard condition applies; work must start within three years.
Consent has also been given to prune a large Sequoia tree protected by the Tree Preservation (Brigg) Order 1971. Pictured above, it is located in the front garden of 17 St Clares Walk.
A council planning report said: "The request for pruning of the tree appears to be to reduce the potential risk that it may pose and this will enable the tree to be retained here to continue to give visual amenity to the location."


Just a reminder that Brigg Farmers' Market is going ahead as planned today (Saturday, January 23) for what organiser North Lincolnshire Council calls "essential shopping." The Saturday general market will also operate.
Please comply with social distancing guidelines while browsing the market stalls, queueing and paying for produce this morning or early this afternoon.
The weather is always an important factor for open air markets in Brigg, and the Met Office says: "The colder conditions following Storm Christoph will remain until early next week, when conditions are due to become more unsettled once more." The forecasters say it will be "remaining cold."

PICTURED: A previous winter farmers' market.

Friday, January 22, 2021


Outline planning permission is being sought to build up to nine new houses in Brigg.

The properties are earmarked for agricultural land on Westrum Lane  - not far from the West Lindsey district and Lincolnshire county border.
A statement sent to North Lincolnshire Council in support of the planning application which has been submitted by a couple living in Barton, says: "There is sufficient land available to achieve good size dwellings with amenity space, parking and turning and as not to result in any loss of amenity to neighbouring properties."
Although the design of the properties will be outlined at a future date if outline approval is granted, the dwellings "will not be out of keeping or have an adverse impact on the character of the area," the statement stresses.
"Considered to be of low biodiversity value" this land is described as an arable field.
"Whilst it is accepted that the site is outside of the defined settlement boundary for Brigg and is in the open countryside, it is at the edge of the settlement with built form extending beyond the application site to the north and south," the supporting statement adds.
The site suggested for development covers 0.49 hectares (1.21 acres).
North Lincolnshire Council is now considering this application, and Brigg Town Council will be consulted as part of the planning process.


When it comes to locating places in Brigg, an increasing number of people use their mobile smartphones allied to postcodes. But modern methods only go so far, and a bit of local knowledge still has its place (or plaice?) in some circumstances.
We were stopped on Cary Lane the other day by a pedestrian, smartphone in hand, who was trying to find the Hungry Fisherman on Coney Court. She got as far as the Cary Lane taxi office without spotting the takeaway. We showed her the nearby shortcut into Coney Court, behind the Servicemen's Club, and her intended destination, DN20 8EX.
A few days earlier we saw a male pedestrian and takeaway-seeker in the Market Place, smartphone in hand. He spotted Scalinis, but sadly had a wasted trip. This being a Sunday afternoon, it was closed. The Scalinis postcode is DN20 8JE.
There's also a fish & chip takeaway, The Garden, located on Grammar School Road, near Preston Drive, which is easy enough to find. However, just in case, key in DN20 8AY.