Sunday, March 31, 2019


Drivers in Brigg may experience some delays while roadworks are carried out on a heavily-used street between tomorrow (Monday, April 1) and Wednesday (April 3).
The works will be taking place outside 47 Grammar School Road for telecommunications company BT. Driver delays are "possible".


AFC Queensway v Barnetby United action picture - Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Scunthorpe League

A goal from Jake Reed earned Brigg Town Football Club a 1-0 win away to Lincoln side Ruston Sports yesterday (Saturday, March 30).
Brigg are second in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier - five points behind Lincoln Moorlands Railway, having played the same number of games.
There was a fine 4-1 home victory for Briggensians in the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District Football League first division.
On the mark for the Brigg side against the bottom-placed team were Ben Lingard (2), Paul Neal and Tyler Chambers.
Elsewhere in the top flight, Barnetby United won 2-0 at AFC Queensway - report below from Lee Fielden, together with these action pictures (Barnetby in their black and white strip).
In division two, second-placed Barnetby United Reserves lost 2-0 at home to New Holland Villa.


Ben Hunt hit his 14th and 15th goals of the season as the Railwaymen left it late to seal a hard-earned three points away to AFC Queensway.
Barnetby had the majority of the play in the first half but Queensway the clearer cut chances as the sides went in level at the break in what was a tense game in the spring sunshine.
It looked as though honours would be even until O’Callaghan hit a left-foot drive with 20 minutes to go which was only parried by the keeper. Ben Hunt was the first to react and smashed home the rebound.
Substitute Thirkell then hit a thunderous left-foot volley that was well saved, and the same player played a key role in the Railwaymen’s second goal as he chased a seemingly lost cause to the bye-line to centre to Wilson, who in turn set up Hunt who drilled home with his left foot.
There was still time for drama at the other end as Thirkell was adjudged to have handled in the area. Nick Dobbs in the Barnetby goal then pull off a stunning save from a “Panenka” penalty to secure a well-earned clean sheet and his side the three points.


Brigg Town Cricket Club celebrating a big haul of trophies at the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's annual dinner, held at Hemswell Court on March 29, 2019

Former England captain Chris Cowdrey presented Brigg Town Cricket Club with FIVE trophies at the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's showpiece annual dinner, held at Hemswell Court, near Caenby Corner, on Friday (March 29).
Brigg secured the division four championship last summer and in May will start their 2019 season in division three, having secured promotion.
Chris Cowdrey, who captained Kent for some years in the County Championship, also presented individual awards to players from the Broughton and Hibaldstow clubs.
Brigg Town skipper Nigel Beacock was there to collect the division four championship trophy on behalf of his club,  while Matthew Bell received the award for being top batsman in division four. David Baggott then collected the league's scorer of the year award.
Unable to be present on the night were Tom Brock (bowler of the season, division four) and Mark Dawson (divisional wicketkeeper of the year) whose trophies were received on their behalf by Brigg colleagues.
Chris Cowdrey also presented Hibaldstow's Chris Nash with the trophy for being the best wicketkeeper in division two, with Broughton 2nds' Paul Clark received the leading bowler in division three award.
Former Brigg Town batsman Jim Balderson was joint winner of the league's umpire of the year trophy, sharing the honour with Rodger Williamson - both being members of the Scunthorpe & District Association.
Premier division Caistor Town were well represented at the dinner, having secured the top prize - the premier division championship trophy.
Brigg Town hired a local mini-bus to get them to and from this plush venue.
League chairman Bob Welton, from Grasby, was master of ceremonies and the chief organiser of this very well-attended function.
He introduced the guest speaker who shared some golden memories of his career in international and county cricket, with reference to famous players like Viv Richards, Shane Warne, Graham Gooch, David Gower and Mike Gatting.
Chris congratulated the league for staging a presentation night which attracted many young players as well as more seasoned campaigners.
Rather than the traditional roast, guests tucked into Lincolnshire Sausage Curl as the main course.
League president Keith Wadd, from Scunthorpe, assisted Chris Cowdrey with the trophy presentations.
The Lincolnshire County Cricket League, founded in 1963 and currently sponsored by ball manufacturer Readers, has five divisions and well over 40 teams.
Some teams will be playing their first games of the season on April 20, with matches continuing until mid-September.
Brigg Town's home matches will again be played at the Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road.
In addition to division three fixtures, Brigg will also be taking part in the early-season Supplementary Cup, with mini-league group matches leading up to the semi-finals and finals.
Brigg didn't quite make the semis last season but will be hoping to do so in 2019.
Brigg Blog again intends to offer extensive coverage of Town's matches this spring and summer, with pictures from home matches, where spectators will be made very welcome.
Pop down to the Rec and take a look!

PICTURED ABOVE: Brigg Town Cricket Club's happy contingent celebrating a clean sweep of trophies. Nick Beacock, right, has his beer goggles in place! 

Brigg Town's Nigel Beacock, left, receiving the Lincolnshire County Cricket League division four championship trophy and pennant from Chris Cowdrey, the former England captain.

Brigg Town's Owen Dunderdale and Emily Baggott at the dinner.

Matthew Bell, of Brigg Town, being presented with the leading batsman in division four award from Chris Cowdrey at the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's annual dinner.

Brigg Town Cricket Club players close to the bar. Not really a surprising location!

Emily and David Baggott, of Brigg Town.

Chris Cowdrey presenting David Baggott, of Brigg Town, with the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's scorer of the year trophy.

Emily Baggott celebrating Brigg Town Cricket Club's trophy-winning successes.

Chris Nash, of Hibaldstow Cricket Club, receiving his award as top wicketkeeper in division two from Chris Cowdrey.
Broughton 2nds' Paul Clark being presented with his trophy for being the leading bowler of the season in division three by Chris Cowdrey.

Broughton Cricket Club's Paul Mitchell, Paul Clark, Neil Simpson and Nick Crawford enjoying the annual dinner.

Former Brigg Town batsman Jim Balderson (left) and Rodger Williamson (right), who shared Lincolnshire County Cricket League umpire of the year award, with Chris Cowdrey.

The Lincolnshire County Cricket League's annual dinner in full swing at Hemswell Court, viewed from the 'top table'. This is a very impressive venue, not far from Caenby Corner.


What is still seen by some as a Brigg workingmen's club now has the first female president in its long history.
In a vote at the recent annual general meeting of Brigg & District Servicemen's Club, members elected Debbie Lewis-Bird with a very large majority.
Debbie has been working hard behind the scenes over many months, particularly in respect of the live entertainment provided at the Coney Court venue.
Our picture shows her supporting a local charity fund-raiser.
Many people from Brigg - and further afield - are taking to social media to congratulate Debbie on her election to this important role.
Debbie recently told us that "things are on the up" at the club with sizeable attendances.
On the night she was elected she said she was overwhelmed and would do her utmost for the club.
Brigg Blog is still seeking to confirm when the Servicemen's Club will celebrate its 100th anniversay.
We think it was formed early in the 1920s - obviously with strong links to the local Royal British Legion branch established at that time.
It's a members' club but not just aimed at people who have served in the Forces.
We've had several spells of membership, going back to the mid-1980s when we used to attend every Sunday night to chat about Brigg life and local sport.
Perhaps it's time we applied to rejoin and paid our annual subs.


Charles Brindley attended the Annual Town Meeting in Brigg to update members of the public, and councillors, about the work being undertaken by the local Veterans' Group.
He said two breakfast sessions were hosted each month at the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, and an event had recently been held featuring the Waddington Military Wives' Choir.
It was hoped to organise outings to places of military interest.
Charles thanked members of the community for their support and stressed that former members of the Services would be welcomed by the group.
He asked those attending the Annual Town Meeting to inform ex-Forces personnel about this.

Saturday, March 30, 2019


ELECTIONS 2019: One of the polling stations in Brigg - at the Angel Suite in the town centre

Brigg voters will be going to the polls on Thursday, May 2 to vote in two elections.
They will be electing nine people to serve on Brigg Town Council and three to represent our area through the Brigg & Wolds Ward on North Lincolnshire Council.
Candidates interested in standing for the seats available on these authorities have been completing their application forms in recent weeks.
If you wish to stand, there's still time but don't leave it much longer as the deadline is drawing near.
The number of town councillors in Brigg is being reduced from the current 19 to nine at this election, following a community governance review.
The register-to-vote deadline is April 12. Residents who aren’t already registered to vote can register now online at
Residents who will be away from home or unable to get to polling stations can register to vote by post or by proxy.
Further details on how to do this can be found  at
North Lincolnshire Council, our local electoral authority, says: "Details of the candidates standing for election in each of the wards, and town and parish councils, will be available after April 3, 2019."
The nomination period for candidates to register opened on March 27.  Candidate nomination packs are now available from the Elections Office by emailing
These must be returned before 4pm on Wednesday, April 3.
Polling stations will be open on May 2 between 7am and 10pm.
People living locally but  outside Brigg will have the chance to vote in their areas for town/parish and North Lincolnshire seats.
In respect of the unitary authority, there are three councillors to elect for Broughton & Appleby, Ridge and Ferry Wards (nine seats in all).
Neighbouring West Lindsey District Council will be running elections for all 20 wards on May 2, including Kelsey, and there will also be parish council polls.


A sign in Brigg explaining that no vehicles are permitted within the pedestrian zone - except for permit holders and for loading purposes

A review of the pedestrian area in Brigg town centre is on the cards, the Annual Town Meeting heard.
Many residents and people who shop in the town centre will see that as a very welcome development.
Concerns have been expressed over many years about the number of vehicles and cyclists seen within a zone that's meant to be kept clear for shoppers to enjoy without having to step aside. There have also been calls to clarify the criteria for disabled badge holders parking within the pedestrian area.
This topic was raised by Brigg resident Ken Harrison during the 'public forum' part of the Annual Town Meeting, held on Monday evening.
He called for a review, pointing to confusion over which types of vehicles are permitted inside the zone and where cyclists need to dismount.
Ken explained the pedestrian area had been created in 1994, when Humberside County Council was still the local highway authority.
He spoke of things having failed, with categories of people entering the zone who were not authorised to do so.
"The whole system needs a total review to bring it up to date," he added.
Coun James Truepenny agreed that cycling in the pedestrian area had "become an issue" and reminded people that although North Lincolnshire Council wardens could deal with parked vehicles, if they were moving it was a matter for the police.
Coun Rob Waltham, the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council which has been responsible for highways and the pedestrian area since Humberside's demise in 1996, said there was widespread concern about cycling in the zone.
He revealed that his authority had been asked to look at a review, to be accompanied by consultation. He also spoke of re-examining the permit system.
Coun Waltham said this "scope" was being put together, and there was a need to work with the police in terms of enforcement.
However, he stressed: "Nobody wants to see shops closed because they can't get their stock."

PICTURED: A sign on Cary Lane, Brigg, explaining that no vehicles are permitted within the pedestrian area except for permit holders and for loading purposes.


Brigg police officer PC Jane Proud of the Humberside force

Constable Jane Proud, pictured, who has returned to Brigg to work in community policing after being posted to another area, was present at the Annual Town Meeting, held on Monday, with her colleague, Sgt Tim Rion.
Coun Rob Waltham said he was pleased to see PC Proud back in the town.
Although some people think the inquiry office at Brigg Police Station, on Barnard Avenue, is closed, PC Proud stressed that is NOT the case; it opens on certain days of the week.
In addition, there is a letter box that can be used to leave messages for officers.
"Pop in a hand-written letter," she suggested.
"Please spread the word that the inquiry office is open on certain days."
Sgt Rion said measures were being taken to tackle incidents of anti-social behaviour at the Millennium Green, Elwes Street.

Friday, March 29, 2019


Here's your last chance to bid for top football match tickets on offer in Brigg.
Two top-grade tickets for the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Brighton at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 6 are to be auctioned in Brigg tomorrow (Saturday, March 30).
Proceeds from the sale will go to the Town Mayor's Appeal Fund, to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Action,  the charity being supported by Coun Donald Campbell, pictured above wearing his chain of office.
People are being invited to send bids by email to or in a sealed envelope delivered to the Brigg Town Council Office, within the Angel building, near Exchange Place.
Bids submitted in this way before 11.59pm this Friday, will be considered alongside those made during a live auction to be held during the Brigg Civic Dinner at the Angel Suite on Saturday night.
The tickets on offer are for top seats, with hospitality, and come with an added bonus in terms of transport to the match and car parking provision.
There will be one prize, covering the entire package; you can't bid for only one ticket.


Complaints about dog owners failing to clean up mess left by their pets while exercising them on Brigg Recreation Ground are made from time to time - and with good reason.
Sometimes these protests come from people who play sport at the Wrawby Road facility.
But it now appears that lengths of tape (perhaps used to hold shin-pads in place) and plastic cups can be found in the vicinity of the playing areas.
So the Annual Town Meeting received a call from a responsible dog owner for a new litter bin to be provided near the pitches.
Coun Rob Waltham noted the request but pointed out there are existing bins elsewhere at/near the Recreation Ground.
This discussion reminded Brigg Blog of our recent post about the failure to replace the litter bin on a lamp-post near the Monument roundabout.
We suggested this bin had been ideally suited for hungry people walking home after a night out  and who wanted somewhere to deposit their fast food cartons.
We now understand that it would have been difficult to put a bin on the lamp-post because of the close proximity to cars displayed during the day for sale near the A18.
Instead, a litter bin (pictured above) has been provided not too far away on a grass verge beside Bigby Road (outside what used to be The Cedars).
As the safe way to cross Bigby Road is by using the traffic island adjoining the Monument roundabout, many takeaway munchers (living on the St Helen's Road housing estate) will be on the other side of the street from this bin as they walk home and seek somewhere to put their food wrappings.
And several inspections of this new Bigby Road bin undertaken recently by Brigg Blog show that it is being used by some people to deposit litter, though we haven't yet seen any fast food cartons.
However, many bins the council provides, and whatever locations are selected, not everyone will be 100 per cent happy.
The powers-that-be can only aspire to please most of the people most of the time.

PICTURED ABOVE: The new litter bin on Bigby Road. One was once fixed to a lamp-post in the distance, adjoining the Monument roundabout.



People from Brigg & district enjoyed songs from the Waddington Military Wives' Choir at an event held at a town centre venue.
The Brigg and District Veterans' Group staged an evening of music on Saturday, March 23, in aid of the Centenary of the Wrens' Association and Brigg & District Veterans' Group..
The venue was the Angel Suite, off Exchange Place.
Brigg Blog's thanks go to Nancy Tague for the pictures.



The former NatWest bank premises in Brigg

Two of the main buildings in Brigg town centre, which have been vacant for some time, could see new tenants or owners in the not too distant future, it is hoped.
Speaking at the Annual Town Meeting, Coun Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, gave an update on the former HSBC and NatWest bank premises in the Market Place - both placed on the property market after closure.
He said it was understood there were offers on both buildings.
However, bank closures were "a sign of the times."
Elsewhere in his North Lincolnshire Council update, Coun Waltham said most of the 1,891 street lights in Brigg had now been switched over to LED operation, receiving a generously positive response.
He also stressed that free car parking in Brigg remained a priority.
Other achievements included:

  • £15 million added to the highway budget, with future plans to resurface Bridge Street after completion of the entrance/exit to the new Aldi store.
  • Cash support for Brigg in Bloom and improvements to buildings as Sir John Nelthorpe School, in addition to the opening of the new Vale Academy.
  • A makeover for the Buttercross ahead of its 200th anniversary.
PICTURED: The former NatWest bank premises (above) and HSBC (below).

The former HSBC bank building in Brigg town centre


You can enjoy live music free at a choice of venues in Brigg on Saturday evening, March 30, 2019.
District Motion will be playing at the Woolpack, in the Market Place. This is a four-piece rock/pop band based in Lincoln.
The Moonshiners - "two guys with a passion for music" - will be at
Brigg & District Servicemen's Club.
They perform popular tunes made famous by The Everly Brothers, The Beatles and Elvis Presley, plus modern hits.


After a couple of weeks devoted to cup action, Brigg Town Football Club return to Lincolnshire League Premier action with a trip to Lincoln to meet fourth-in-the-table Ruston Sports tomorrow (Saturday, March 30).
Third-placed Brigg are currently three points behind second-placed Gainsborough Trinity Reserves and five adrift of leaders Lincoln Moorlands Railway.
In the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District Football League first division, Briggensians face a very important home game tomorrow.
The Brigg side host the only team below them in the table - Crosby Colts (3pm KO). Barnetby United will journey to AFC Queensway - the team immediately below them in the standings.
In division two, Barnetby United Reserves welcome New Holland Villa to their Silver Street ground (3pm).

Thursday, March 28, 2019


A Brigg resident is calling for police action to deter speeding drivers on the A18 along Bridge Street.
She asked Brigg Blog to raise her concerns with Humberside Police at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday night.
Unfortunately, we didn't pick up her message until we got home after the public forum in the Angel Suite.
The resident is concerned about speeding "in the early hours" along Bridge Street and is keen to see the police set up some speed traps.
Her house "shakes" when lorries go thundering through at night, she says, though normal speeds are generally observed during day-time hours.


Coun Donald Campbell, Brigg Town Mayor 2018-2019 pictured in the Angel Suite

Brigg Town Mayor Coun Donald Campbell (pictured) looked back on some memorable community events when he delivered the Town Council's report to members of the public who attended the Annual Town Meeting in the Angel Suite on Monday evening.
He also looked to the future, asking people to join in the litter-picking session to be held on Saturday, April 13.  Those interested should meet at the Bandstand, in the Market Place, at 9am.
Among events mentioned by the Town Mayor were:

  • The very well-attended Remembrance Sunday parade and wreath-laying ceremony
  • The enjoyable Christmas lights switch-on ceremony, fair and late-night shopping - supported in numbers by Brigg residents
  • The official opening of the new Vale Academy by The Princess Royal (Princess Anne).
  • The Tree of Light in the town centre
  • The completion of the new Holocaust Memorial Sculpture, on the Millennium Green, Elwes Street.
The Town Mayor made reference to thousands of pounds in grants awarded to local organisations by the Town Council.
He also praised the award-winning achievements of Brigg in Bloom and the big contribution made by the town's local handymen in dealing with various issues.


A meeting of Brigg Town Council in the Angel Suite - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Reducing the number of councillors serving on Brigg Town Council from the current 19 to nine will take effect from the forthcoming election on Thursday, May 2, following a 'community governance' decision made many months ago by North Lincolnshire Council - the local unitary authority.
But different opinions continue to be expressed about the scale of the reduction.
Coun Mike Campion raised the issue at a council meeting in the Angel Suite this week, saying nine was "a ridiculously small number" and pointing out that there would be no cash saving as town councillors did not receive expenses.
He also suggested Brigg was still waiting to learn why it would be left with fewer councillors than some parish authorities.
Coun Rob Waltham, the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said public consultation undertaken had clearly favoured having fewer town councillors - 19 for a town of Brigg's size being "just too many."
He added: "Not one member of the public has ever said to me that they were outraged about having fewer councillors."
Coun Mike Storey pointed out that similar reviews were happening elsewhere in the UK.
But Coun Ann Eardley expressed disappointment at "turning away" some willing to do good work within the town.
Coun Waltham replied that people could contribute to the community by joining volunteer groups, giving Brigg in Bloom as an example.
Answering Coun Campion's point about a parish council review, he suggested this could be looked at in the future.

Pictured above: A meeting of Brigg Town Council in the Angel Suite.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


The White Horse pub in Brigg pictured on March 27, 2019 - the first day of the Wetherspoon beer and cider festival

A beer and cider festival launched in Brigg today (Wednesday, March 27) and will continue until Sunday, April 7.
It is being operated by the Wetherspoon chain at the White Horse pub/restaurant on Wrawby Street.
Other Wetherspoon outlets across the UK are also involved in what the company calls the world's biggest real ale and cider festival.
A festival pint will cost drinkers only £1.99p.
For real ale devotees, the festival sign currently on display at the White Horse shows Darling Brew and Boxing Cat.
Brigg Beer Festival 2019 - organised by the District Lions Club - is coming up in May at a new venue. View details through this link...


Brigg Town Council is supporting a plan aimed at easing parking problems near the primary school on Atherton Way.
North Lincolnshire Council - the local highway authority - is proposing to impose no parking restrictions on the Disabled Parking Bays in a car park, except for registered Blue Badge Holders.
The Town Council's Planning & Environment Committee, meeting in the Angel Suite on Monday evening this week, decided it was "in support" of the proposal.
North Lincolnshire Council will be informed of its view.
The Planning & Environment Committee also gave support to the following applications which will now be decided by North Lincolnshire planners:
WRAWBY STREET: Proposal for nine sheltered accommodation units and warden's flat, extension to front of building to provide nine additional bedrooms and provision of a turning area at Abbey Village Care Home.
ST HELEN'S ROAD: Erect two-storey side extension at Kilrae, No 35.
ATKINSON AVENUE: Erect a two-storey side extension at No 21.
Committee chairman Coun Mike Storey said the application for Abbey Village involved only a minor amendment to one submitted earlier.
Coun Deb Dunderdale said the extension planned on Atkinson Avenue followed  similar ones submitted for other homes on this street.


The Black Bull pub in Brigg town centre  - April 2019

There's an anniversary party coming up at a Brigg pub.
It will mark the first anniversary of the Black Bull, on Wrawby Street, since its relaunch by the Craft Union Pub Company.
The all-day party will operate on Saturday, April 6, from 10am until closing time.
A fun day is planned for customers with some freebies and games, with free bacon sandwiches served at 10.30am.
At 5pm there will be pizza, snacks and cake, while at 6pm the 'Jump the Pump' raffle winner will be given 90 seconds behind the bar to pour as many pints as her or she can manage.
The Black Bull, which opened in 1820,  had a brief spell as Dexters Ale House & Kitchen before the original name was restored.

PICTURED: The pub in April 2018.


Top football match tickets are now on offer in Brigg - in aid of charity.
Two top-grade tickets for the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Brighton at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday, April 6 are to be auctioned in Brigg this Saturday (March 30).
Proceeds from the sale will go to the Town Mayor's Appeal Fund, to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Action,  his chosen charity.
People are being invited to send bids by email to or in a sealed envelope delivered to the Brigg Town Council Office, within the Angel building, near Exchange Place.
Bids submitted in this way before 11.59pm this Friday, will be considered alongside those made during a live auction to be held during the Brigg Civic Dinner at the Angel Suite on Saturday night.
The tickets on offer are for top seats, with hospitality, and come with an added bonus in terms of transport to the match and car parking provision.
There will be one prize, covering the entire package; you can't bid for only one ticket.
Town Mayor Coun Donald Campbell has asked Brigg Blog to assist with publicising the big match package, which we expect to generate plenty of interest.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Volunteer barman Scott Mitchell serving a pint during Brigg Beer Festival 2018, held in the Nelthorpe Arms Barn in May and organised by Brigg District Lions Club.

Dates and details have been revealed for Brigg Beer Festival 2019 which is to be held at a different venue.
Organised by Brigg District Lions, it will take place on Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.
The venue is Brigg Servicemen's Club, off Coney Court (adjoining the town's main car park).
Many people like to attend the festival on its opening night, when the first pint will be pulled and enjoyed at 7pm.
A wide range of beers produced by breweries across the UK will be on offer - detailed list to follow nearer the time.
Other drinks will be available to supplement the real ales.
We think 2019 will see the 29th Brigg Beer Festival hosted by the club.
One of the earliest was in one of the bars at the Angel Hotel after it had closed as a hostelry.
Other venues used include John Reid's haulage depot, on Atherton Way (for many years) and the Nelthorpe Arms, Bridge Street.
The Nelthorpe, which staged the 2018 festival, has since closed and been converted to purely residential use.
Brigg Beer Festival is one of the town's "main events" on the social calendar and always draws visitors from far beyond Brigg.
The Lions say they are welcoming beer barrel sponsorship for the 2019 event from local businesses.
Formed in 1968, the local club undertakes fundraising to assist various worthy causes.

PICTURED ABOVE: Volunteer barman Scott Mitchell, left, serving a pint during Brigg Beer Festival 2018, held in the Nelthorpe Arms Barn and organised by Brigg District Lions Club.


North Lincolnshire Council carries out routine food hygiene inspections at premises across the district, including the Brigg area.
Latest ratings released by the local authority show that Elsham Golf Club, which serves meals in its restaurant area and hosts functions, has been awarded the maximum possible five stars for food hygiene.
That means the premises, off Barton Road, Elsham, are graded "very good" by the council.
Five stars have also been awarded to The Propeller Bar and Grill at the Hampton By Hilton Hotel, on Schiphol Way, Humberside Airport, Kirmington. It's also graded "very good."


North Lincolnshire Council has consented to this tree within the Brigg Conservation Area being felled  - picture taken February 2019

North Lincolnshire Council has granted permission for a tall tree in Brigg town centre to be removed.
Consent has been given to fell the leyland cypress at Demeter House School, on Bigby Street - within the Brigg Conservation Area.
On this occasion, the council says, it decided not to make a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).
Our recent picture shows the tree, located to the right of the school building.
The council has also agreed to work being carried out on another Brigg tree that does have a TPO.
The authority has approved an application to undertake crown reduction by pollarding back to previous pruning points on a mature black poplar at 63 Bigby High Road.
However, North Lincolnshire Council has refused an outline application to erect 10 dwellings on land near the play area on New Street, Elsham.
The authority told the applicant that this development would "represent an isolated development carrying unacceptable character impacts" on local policies that are place.

Anyone refused planning permission has the right to appeal against the decision, if they wish to do so.

Monday, March 25, 2019


 The Wk'd Twist of Robbie - a Robbie Williams tribute -  at the Britannia Inn, Brigg on March 23, 2019

Live music at a Brigg pub was well received on Saturday (March 23)
The Wk'd Twist of Robbie - a Robbie Williams tribute - entertained at the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street.
Many people went along to dance to the music, as the 'turn' was made his Brigg debut.
Maybe some of them read Brigg Blog's preview of this free gig, saying that the Wk'd Twist would be here to entertain you!
We spotted some well-known Brigg faces around the bar and in the beer garden at the back.