Thursday, June 10, 2021


Brigg Town Council's recent annual meeting saw a review of many groups on which this local authority has representation.
As was rightly pointed out during the AGM, it was time to take a look as some of the organisations town councillors can attend, as a few of the groups (not all by any means) have ceased to function.
Councillors worked their way through the list below "to appoint and confirm representatives to serve on the following outside bodies..."
  • Brigg Licensees' Association
  • North Lincolnshire Licensing Forum
  • Brigg Senior Citizens
  • C.P.R.E. (Campaign to Protect Rural England)
  • E.R.N.L.L.C.A. (East Riding & North Lincolnshire Local Councils Association, which offers advice and guidance)
  • Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT)
  • Parish & Town Council Liaison
  • Ancholme Users (relating to the river)
  • Brigg Wheelers (based at the skate park)
  • Sir John Nelthorpe Foundation Governors
  • Sir John Nelthorpe Trustees
  • Brigg Town Business Partnership
  • Humberside Airport Consultative Committee
It was usual for a number of councillors to give verbal or written reports during monthly meetings relating to some (by no means all) sessions of various 'outside bodies' they had attended.
These updates have revealed newsworthy information - examples being the Neighbourhood Action Team involving the police and various Brigg & Wolds councils. NAT meetings are NOT (by right) open to the press and public.
Mike Campion, up to a few years ago, used to give interesting reports about Humberside Airport Consultative Committee sessions he attended as a councillor.
Information revealed during Ancholme Users' Group meetings, with Brigg Town Council representatives present, sometimes highlighted topics of interest and also flagged up forthcoming events.
The Brigg Licensees' Association was chaired for many years by Coun Tony Sykes, then landlord of the town's Black Bull on Wrawby Street. These days we have Brigg Pub Watch representing local licensees.
Following the declaration of the Coronavirus emergency in March 2020, traditional-style meetings of 'outside bodies' were put on hold as were those of the Town Council, but things are now returning to normal.