Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Brigg Blog has been asked to give a reminder about the following event coming up tomorrow.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England, Northern Lincolnshire Branch, is presenting Chris Packham at the Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, on Thursday November 1, from 7.30pm.
Tickets are £25, available from the Box Office 0844 854 2776 or the Baths Hall website.
"This is his new/current show ‘Pictures from the Edge of the World’ and it promises to be educational, fascinating and unmissable," Brigg Blog is told.
The cost of providing additional CCTV cameras in Brigg will soon be revealed.
It is expected that one will be positioned at the scout hut on Elwes Street, close to the Millennium Green which has seen incidents of anti-social behaviour and vandalism.
A meeting is now to be held involving Brigg Town Council and North Lincolnshire Council representatives and also officers from the Safer Neighbourhoods team.
Coun Carl Sherwood, who serves on both councils, gave a brief update to fellow councillors during a meeting held in the Angel Suite.
He said an exact price was still awaited and suggested Brigg Town Council considered the issue again once it had been confirmed. That course of action was agreed.
At an earlier meeting, Brigg & Wolds Ward's North Lincolnshire Council representatives agreed to obtain cost estimates for the town authority.
Another camera to survey the riverside walkway alongside the Ancholme, between the County and Atherton Way bridges, has also been suggested.
PICTURED: A sign at the Millennium Green warning potential wrong-doers.
The 100th North Lincolnshire Music & Drama Festival looks set to receive funding from Brigg Town Council.
An application for a grant has been made by the society which will be organising this landmark event, to be held in March and April 2020.
However, an important piece of information is required before a final decision can be made.
Coun Carl Sherwood told the council's October meeting that he welcomed the society's application and was all for it getting a grant. "But we need to know how much they want," he suggested to his colleagues.
Coun Mike Campion agreed. He said: "I think we would all be happy to give money to this organisation."
During its October meeting in the Angel Suite, the council agreed it was "mindful" to give a grant but first needed to know the sum required.
Once that is known, the matter will be re-considered at a future meeting.
Brigg's first festival was held in 1900 but there have been gap years since - for various reasons.
The closing date for entering classes in NEXT YEAR'S event is now fast approaching - November 26. Drama week will be from March 25 to 28, 2019 with music from April 1 to 4.
Find out more using this link...
A former Mayor of North Lincolnshire, who lived in Brigg for many years, is hoping our followers can help him locate a picture, or pictures, of a relative who was landlady of two of the town's pubs.
Coun Peter Clark, pictured, told Brigg Blog: "I am trying to find a photo of my grandmother Lizzie Bickell, who lived at 7 Kingsway bungalows and was Matt Hutchinson’s sister.
"My grandmother had the Rose and Crown pub in Wrawby Street and then the Woolpack, and Charlie Hutchinson, the manager of Brigg sugar factory, was her cousin who had a daughter."
If anyone can help Coun Peter, please get in touch with Brigg Blog or post a message here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Brigg Blog and other pub customers in the town are pleased to see two familiar faces back behind the bar in local hostelries.
After some time away for different reasons, Shane Garrett is again welcoming customers to the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, while Lucy Fensome is back at the Yarborough Hunt, on Bridge Street.
The staff have done a good job keeping things ticking over at both hostelries while the popular mine hosts have been away.
We gather that Lucy will not be returning full time until the New Year.
Some regulars at the Britannia get a bit tounge-tied and a little confused as Shane Garrett is the landlord and Shaun Garrett the chef at The Brit Kitchen.
Now colder and wetter weather is with us, both these pubs will benefit from previous investment in their beer gardens.
The Britannia has an extensive covered seating area where those who enjoy a smoke can keep dry and relatively warm as they feed their habit, while the Yarborough's cabanas (wooden huts) at the back of the premises provide a cosy place for small groups to meet up for a chat.
ABOVE: Lucy Fensome pictured at the Yarborough Hunt by Ken Harrison of Brigg Matters Magazine; below, Shaun Garrett pictured at the Brit by Brigg Blog.
Brigg & Wolds Ward's Coun Rob Waltham is urging businesses not to put their waste in town centre litter bins that are meant to be used by members of the public.
North Lincolnshire Council is calling on local residents to report any incidents they see of traders flouting the rules.
Coun Waltham, who lives in Brigg, says that businesses in North Lincolnshire need to act responsibly "or pay the price."
Council clamps down on illegal disposal of waste in town centre
FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
North Lincolnshire Council is urging residents and visitors to report businesses who they see using the town centre litter bins to dispose of their trade waste illegally.
There have been reports from local residents and some businesses that the bins are being filled up with commercial waste, leaving little or no room for litter.
The council recently announced it is to put in additional resources to undertake a clean-up blitz in Scunthorpe Town Centre as it launched a cleaning hit-squad to help keep it clean and litter free.
Business have a duty of care to safely store the waste they produce in such a way to prevent pollution and to only transfer that waste to a lawfully registered waste carrier such as the council or a waste management company. Failure to do this could result in an unlimited fine in the Magistrates Court.
For more details about how to dispose of trade waste responsibly, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/waste
The council is encouraging residents to report anyone they see using the litter bins to dispose of commercial waste on 01724 297000.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “I have had members of the public and some businesses come up to me to say the litter bins are getting full quickly because some businesses are using them to dispose of their commercial waste.
“This is something I have asked the team to investigate and we will be talking to those responsible and taking action if necessary. The bins are not commercial bins. They are there for residents and visitors to use.
“Businesses should dispose of their waste properly and in accordance with the law. All businesses should be aware of this.
“Their actions are costing money through additional clean-up costs the council faces, which ultimately is a cost to the taxpayer. It is not fair that taxpayers are subsidising waste from private businesses.
“Come on businesses, act responsibly or pay the price. And if anyone witnesses anyone dumping what looks like commercial waste in the litter bins, please report it to the council.”
Considerable interest was shown in Brigg Blog's post previewing a train trip with a difference coming to North Lincolnshire.
It visited Barnetby and Wrawby Junction on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Railway enthusiasts journeyed north from London King's Cross to tour some of the extensive network of lines within British Steel's Scunthorpe Works.
UK Railtours ran the "Man of Steel" which reversed at Barnetby after arriving from Newark and then travelled through Elsham and Appleby.
The works' internal rail network is normally off limits to the public, apart from spring and summer Saturday tours run by the Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society.
Here are some pictures taken by Gary Crompton, showing the rail tour in North Lincolnshire.
Monday, October 29, 2018
There was a very good turn-out of runners and spectators for the Brigg Poppy 10k and Military Challenge 2018 races on Sunday, October 28.
The route took competitors from the town centre along Elwes Street towards Cadney and back to town to cross the finishing line on the County Bridge.
The Brigg Town Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Donald and Coun Tina Campbell, were there to support the event which raised funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Coun Donald is pictured above applauding some of the runners as they covered the final few yards.
Race arrangements were by Curly's Athletes.
Brigg Blog recognised quite a few runners, and here are 130 pictures from an enjoyable event - now very much part of the town's sporting calendar. Take a look to see if you can spot someone you know.