Sunday, May 31, 2020

BRIGG PROGRESS PICTURES OF NEW ALDI STORE PROJECT


Here are some late May progress pictures of the new Aldi store project, off Bridge Street, with the newentrance/exit on the A18 taking shape.
Building work continues on the site, including the store building and customers' car park.
Pedestrian crossing points on Bridge Street have yet to be added.




SENSITIVE CONVERSION PLANNED TO CREATE NEW HOMES NEAR BRIGG


Plans have been submitted to convert old agricultural buildings near Brigg into two dwellings, with access and landscaping.
The crew yard buildings are on land adjacent to Kettleby House, Kettleby Lane, Kettleby.
This is described as a 'sensitive conversion' in a submission made to West Lindsey District Council.
The local authority is now considering a planning application and one seeking listed building consent.
Decisions have yet to be announced.
This council recently granted permission for a replacement garage at Shambles, Clixby Lane, Grasby.

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE IN BRIGG WHILE SHOPPING & EXERCISING


More Brigg businesses will be reopening their doors in June - accompanied by an important Covid-19 message from the authorities.
Red-for-danger warning signs about the need to observe social distancing have gone up across the town centre.
As things get busier, queues outside shops on Wrawby Street will need to form alongside the front of business premises rather than spreading across the pedestrian area, as is often the case at present. The same applies to cashpoints.
This is necessary to ensure that approaching pedestrians do not have to detour their way around queues in order to observe the required distance.


Red warning signs stretch as far as the Monument roundabout.
People are using the public seating on East Park and the Tintab shelter
However, it is going to be some time before there's any chance of folk congregating outside the front of the Britannia Inn or any other licensed premises in Brigg.


It's to be hoped that placing a Covid-19 warning sign in the County Bridge - directly below the one about cyclists needing to dismount in the pedestrian area - results in many more riders complying with the regulations than is currently the case.


Distancing signage is also on display at the town's railway station which, even in normal times, only sees a few passengers using its sparse Saturdays-only service.
Over the weekend we observed several vehicles parked together on paving within the town centre - next to one of the signs about distancing!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

FIRST PICTURES BY BRIGG BLOG INSIDE NEW SHOWROOM OPENING NEXT WEEK


Brigg Blog was invited to take a preview look inside a well-known company's new showroom - ahead of its opening next week.
Family firm AF Carpets has relocated from premises on Bridge Street to a purpose-built showroom nearby, off Ancholme Way, with direct access from the A18. It occupies part of a spacious site with the Old River Ancholme behind
In line with government relaxation of Coronavirus emergency measures, customers can be served at the new premises from Monday (June 1) with social distancing measures in place (see picture below).
The former AF Carpets showroom nearby has now closed.
Established in 1986, this business offers carpets, rugs, other types of flooring... and artificial grass.




JOIN BRIGG SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE


People living in the Brigg area are welcome to join a Sunday service on May 31, led by the Rev Peter Thomas.
It will start at 10.30am, but there's an option to join early - any time after 9.45am, to greet others.
Use the Zoom website and Meeting ID: 978 8891 8428.
For Sunday worship by landline, here’s what’s needed...
Dial one of 4 numbers: 0131 460 1196, or 0203 051 2874,  0203 481 5237, or 0203 481 5240.
It will say that you have connected with ZOOM and ask you to put in the meeting code. Enter the Meeting ID for Sunday worship 978 8891 8428 by tapping in on your telephone keypad, followed by the hash key.
It will then ask for your own ID. Simply press the hash key again. And then you’re in!
Others will see a picture of a phone when you join this way and your telephone number will be displayed in small print.
Traditional church services are suspended because of Coronavirus emergency restrictions.

BRIGG COUNCIL SUGGESTS OLD FEATURES COULD BE USED IN NEW PROPERTY


Brigg Town Council would like to see some parts of an existing building - in a prominent location - incorporated in its replacement which is planned for the site beside the A18 on Bridge Street.
Permission to demolish Pelham House was granted many months ago, and now approval is being sought to erect a dwelling with detached annexe.
Brigg Town Council's Planning & Environment Committee - consulted about the application - has no objection to the proposal but feels it would be good if some of the architectural features of the original dwelling can be retained.
The existing property is now fenced off but these pictures, taken on Friday, show the upper floor with window cornishes.
Keigar Homes is the applicant, and North Lincolnshire Council will make a funal decision in due course. It has been furnished with the Brigg authority's views.
The new property, if approved, will have four bedrooms and a detached annexe/garage.


BRIGG SECURITY AND SAFETY MEASURES ADDED


Extra security and safety fencing has been installed in Brigg to complement other metal railings already in place.
Our congratulations go to the railway company employee who opted for Lincoln Green - a very apt colour choice at Brigg station.
A group which campaigns for Brigg railway line improvements is now calling for all the fencing at our station to be replaced with new green fencing or, if retained, repainted using this shade.
Having taken these pictures we walked into the town centre and noted external painting going on at the Angel building, which is being refurbished.

New green fencing near some older metal fencing