Wednesday, June 26, 2019
SITES SELECTED FOR FIRST BRIGG SHOPPING ARCHES
Sites have been agreed for the initial shopping arches to be erected within Brigg town centre.
They will be located at the entrances to School Court and College Yard.
Phase One of The Arches Project was given the go-ahead by Brigg Town Council at its June meeting, held in the Angel Suite on Monday evening.
It has taken several years for this project, originally launched at the Buttercross, to get off the drawing board.
Further phases will see more metal arches added at the entrances to courtyards housing niche shops, eateries and other businesses.
The arches will help to guide shoppers between the Old Courts Road park, Wrawby Street and the Market Place.
Coun Rob Waltham told the council's latest meeting: "This is the start of the phases."
Some of the cost will be covered by fundraising and donations from local groups; not all the money will have to come from the public purse.
Coun Nigel Sherwood said this was something that needed to be stressed, as some people had used social media to suggest the project was a waste of money.
Pictured here are impressions of how a couple of the archways will look. Broughton-based Ivy Designs Ltd produced the illustrations, and many others.
A date for erecting the initial arches has yet to be revealed.