Monday, February 28, 2022


PICTURED: Rachel Day & Mash performing their gig at the Woolpack, the launch of Throttle Worx, and Brigg Farmers' Market shoppers on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Brigg Blog's forecast that live music, markets and the launch of a new shop in Brigg at the weekend would prove popular proved to be correct.
Saturday (February 26) saw people visiting the Throttle Worx motor-cycle accessories and apparel shop on School Court to see what's on offer and meet the staff on its first day.
This coincided with a big attendance for North Lincolnshire Council's monthly Brigg Farmers' Market and adjoining general market in the town centre.
Weather conditions were ideal for browsing the stalls - dry and sunny with the temperature around 50F (10C).
Queues formed at a number of stalls, including Redhill (meat) and Lincolnshire Poacher (cheese).
Saturday night, as expected, saw a sizeable audience for a gig by well-known local singers Rachel Day & Mash (Ian Baxter) at Market Place venue the Woolpack, with many audience members taking to the dance floor during the duo's performance which included many popular tunes from past decades.

PICTURED ABOVE: Rachel Day & Mash performing their gig at the Woolpack, the launch of Throttle Worx, and Brigg Farmers' Market shoppers on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Singers Rachel Day and Mash performing at the Woolpack in Brigg on February 26, 2022
Singers Rachel Day and Mash performing at the Woolpack in Brigg on February 26, 2022

Singer Rachel Day pictured at the Woolpack in Brigg on February 26, 2022

Pictured at Throttle Workx on the Brigg shop's opening day, February 26, 2022.
Inside Throttle Worx on the Brigg shop's opening day, February 2022.


Busy scenes pictured at Brigg Farmers' Market, February 2022.
Busy scenes at Brigg Farmers' Market, February 2022.



Brigg resident Ken Harrison sought and received an update from Brigg Town Council about its agreement to add the name of Brigg-born Flt Sgt Stanley Cross to one of the Roll of Honour plaques on the base of the Monument War Memorial.
This RAF NCO was killed while on active service during the Second World War, but this sad fact was only drawn to the Town Council's attention late last year, following historic research carried out locally.
Ken raised the matter during the Public Participation section of Brigg Town Council's latest meeting.
Having been informed this addition to the war memorial was in hand and would be carried out once better weather arrived, Ken asked the council to consider a dedication ceremony, to be attended by the Royal British Legion, the RAF Association and others.

PICTURED: One of the plaques on the Monument war memorial, listing some of the men from Brigg who died during conflicts.


Brigg Town Council will be switching to a new venue for future meetings - all of which are open to interested members of the public.
Monthly sessions having been held in the top floor function suite at the Buttercross for some months, they will now be relocated to a conference room in the nearby Angel building, where the council has its offices.
This move was agreed by councillors during their February meeting, held earlier this week.
However, please note that the Annual Town Public Meeting will still be held, as planned, in the Buttercross on Tuesday, March 15 from 7pm.
This offers an opportunity for Brigg people "to voice any concerns or bring forward ideas for the benefit of the town and its residents." It will be chaired by Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker.
As this is of particular local interest, Brigg Blog will issue a reminder a day or two prior to March 15, and look to post the agenda.
The switch of venue for council meetings comes as the Government is lifting the last Coronavirus emergency period restrictions.
However, members of the public can opt to don masks when attending forthcoming council meetings and the annual town session. During their latest meeting, some councillors wore face coverings throughout.
At the height of the Covid-19 emergency, Brigg Town Council held 'virtual' meetings on the internet, using the Zoom platform. This followed emergency legislation passed by the Government so councils (large and small) across the UK could continue to operate and make decisions.
Once traditional sessions were able to resume, the Buttercross function room was used because of its size, which permits people to distance from othersS.
When Brigg Blog first started covering meetings of Brigg Town Council in 1980 they were held in an ornate debating chamber deep inside the then Glanford authority's Station Road office block.
This was later renamed Hewson House in recognition of the huge contribution made by long-serving local, district and county councillor George Hewson, of Brigg.
George was present at the first Town Council meeting we covered from the press bench for the Lincolnshire & South Humberside Tims 40 years ago.
The Royal Navy veteran of both world wars, and his wife, ran a shop on Colton Street for many years, which served the Newlands housing estate.
In the latest issue of Brigg Matters Magazine there's a 'profile' feature about his grandson, Howard Hewson, an estate agent with Newton Fallowell, on Wrawby Street (adjoining College Yard).
Other Brigg Town Council meeting venues have been the Corn Exchange and Brigg Methodist Church (both briefly) and the Angel Suite (over many years).
The next meeting of Brigg Town Council will be held on Tuesday, March 22, from 7.15pm.

PICTURED: The Buttercross, Hewson House... and George Hewson in the 1960s, wearing the Brigg Urban District Council chairman's chain of office (this authority never had a Mayor). He served as the Town Mayor of Brigg in 1980/81 and also Mayor of Glanford in the mid-1970s. He was a member of the Lindsey and later Humberside county authorities.

Sunday, February 27, 2022


Briggensians (blue shirts) v Barnetby United pictured in action at Brigg Recreation Ground on Saturday, February 26, 2022 in the Scunthorpe Football League

Brigg and district football sides experienced mixed fortunes yesterday (Saturday, February 26).
Brigg Town FC's first teamers lost 3-2 to Hall Road Rangers in Hull.
On the mark for the Zebras were Alfie Usher and Scott Phillips.
However, Brigg were always on the back foot after conceding two early goals.
Looking to secure promotion, they remain third in Northern Counties East Division One.
Brigg Town Development lost 5-0 to Grimsby Borough Reserves at the EC Surfacing Stadium (Hawthorns) yesterday afternoon in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier.
The big local derby at nearby Brigg Recreation Ground saw Barnetby United (The Railwaymen) beat Briggensians 2-0 in EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District League Division One.
Barnetby's Lee Fielden has kindly supplied these action pictures and the match report below. Briggensians are wearing the blue strip.
Briggensians Reserves and Barnetby Reserves were not in league action yesterday.


On a blustery day at the Recreation Ground in Brigg, a goal in each half saw the Railwaymen battle their way to 3 points against a belligerent Briggensians, writes Lee Fielden.
Having dominated the majority of the first half without reward it took a moment of brilliance from Ryan Jordan to set United on their way.
He not once, but twice beat a Briggensians player by knocking the ball one side and running the other before feeding O’Callaghan whose effort then fell to captain Joe Scott who tapped in on the stroke of half-time for his 10th of the season; the first time in his 16 seasons with the club he has reached double figures.
The second half saw Barnetby to the fore again,  piling pressure on the Briggensians backline, which held firmed until Liam Davies swung in a left-footed corner directly into the far top corner on 70 minutes to put his side 2-0 to the good and seal the win.


Brigg is to get a new pedestrian crossing on the A18 in May 2022, Coun Rob Waltham revealed during the Town Council's latest meeting in the Buttercross.
The crossing will be located near Ancholme Way on the town's busiest road. Currently there are only traffic islands to assist pedestrians.
Coun Waltham, who is the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council which is our local highway authority, explained that unavoidable delays had been experienced in bringing the scheme to fruition.
The number of pedestrians going between Bridge Street and the town's main shopping area will increase following the completion of almost 70 new properties which are now taking shape on the Falcon housing development and a block of apartments on adjoining land fronting Bridge Street.


Digital display screens showing information of interest to the public, located to the rear of the Angel building in Brigg 2022

Well-known in the town as chairman of Brigg Matters magazine, Ken Harrison has suggested the relocation of Brigg Town Council's digital display screen at the rear of the Angel building.
He made reference to "very low footfall" on the nearby car park and felt the screen, featuring a rolling scroll of council-related information, would prove more effective in the Market Place.
Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker pointed out this display screen belonged to North Lincolnshire Council.
Comments then followed from the Brigg & Wolds Ward representatives on the unitary authority, which posts local events and other information on another board adjoining the one used by the Town Council.
Coun Carl Sherwood, the member of the North Lincolnshire cabinet with responsibility for rural areas, said the question could be considered.
Coun Rob Waltham, the unitary authority's leader, stressed the screens were located behind the Angel to be seen by people when they arrived in the car park.
Coun Nigel Sherwood, chairman of North Lincolnshire Council's Planning Committee, suggested any proposal to relocate displays to the Market Place might well result in a strong view being expressed by the conservation officer.
These screens were installed in autumn 2020.

PICTURED: The display screens to the rear of the Angel building. They show information of public interest from North Lincolnshire Council (on the right) and Brigg Town Council (left).

Saturday, February 26, 2022


A large 'living complex' in Brigg is being proposed at Hewson House, Station Road, late February 2022

Plans for a new housing development in Brigg have been made public by North Lincolnshire Council, with a decision to be made next month.
It is proposed to create a new "older people's independent living complex" at Station Road's Hewson House, which is seen as being "surplus to future need."
A council report explains: "The proposed site for housing development will provide an opportunity to deliver a range of accommodation for over 55s. This supports the housing needs assessment for North Lincolnshire."
The following proposals are to be considered:
  • Neighbourhood Service functions currently operating from the Hewson House depot will be rationalised and moved to operate from the Billet Lane Depot, Scunthorpe.
  • The IT Data Centre within the Hewson House site will move to Church Square House, Scunthorpe.

This scheme also includes a plan to "re-purpose" a council-owned office building on Cary Lane which "will provide a base for North Lincolnshire Council and partners in Brigg."
The council's Commercial Cabinet Member, Councillor Neil Poole (Ridge Ward) is to make a decision on these proposals "after March 3."
If approval is granted it will "enable the site to be taken to the market for the development of a new housing offer for over 55s in Brigg."
The council indicates that a £323,000 "revenue saving" will result from this scheme.

PICTURED:  The frontage of Hewson House viewed from Bigby Street, and an air view of the office complex and some of the adjoining land - courtesy if Neil Stapleton.


A painting showing how Brigg Market Place looked in the early 19th century

An historic item should be returned to Brigg and put on public display, it is being suggested.
The idea has been put forward by local resident Ken Harrison. He used the Public Participation section of the Town Council's February meeting in the Buttercross to ask for an old Brigg milepost to be displayed.
It was re-discovered in Brigg decades ago, when think close to the River Ancholme, and then taken to Baysgarth Museum in Barton in the era of Glanford Borough Council before the North Lincolnshire authority was created.
"It could add extra interest to the Market Place and be a good attraction," Ken suggested.
Coun Rob Waltham proposed that Town Clerk, Kerry McGrath, should discuss the idea with Brigg Heritage Centre.
Brigg Blog thinks the post, dating back to the 18th century, may once have stood on the road between Brigg and Barton in the era of stagecoaches and cattle driving.
It would certainly prove an interesting talking point if displayed in Brigg - perhaps with a plaque to explain its history.

PICTURED: How Brigg town centre looked in the era when the Market Place's Angel Hotel and Lion Inn were pick-up points for horse-drawn stagecoaches to Barton, places in the Midlands and even London.


Emergency roadworks being carried out in Brigg during February 2022 after a burst water main

The completion of Anglian Water's emergency mains replacement project in Brigg on Wednesday afternoon (February 23) ended two and a half days' delays for drivers using the A18 on Wrawby Street and adjoining roads, with four-way temporary traffic lights in operation.
These hold-ups will have reminded older Brigg residents of the years before the M180 opened in the late 1970s.
Until this new road arrived the A18 carried ALL traffic between Doncaster/Scunthorpe/Lincoln and Immingham/Killingholme/Grimsby.
Heavy lorries and tankers rumbled down Bigby Street and Wrawby Street, through the Market Place and over the County Bridge.
Even the opening of the M180 did not solve the entire problem posed by heavy traffic, as it was some years before the connecting 'link road'  was built from Briggate Lodge roundabout, Broughton, to south of Redbourne.
Until this connecting link was added, many HGVs were still driven through Brigg.
It's true that there are more vehicles on UK roads today than was the case in the 1960s and 1970s.
But the A18 in Brigg used to be very busy throughout these decades. Any local roadworks created chaos as our County Bridge was then the only way of crossing the River Ancholme for lorries, unless they went via South Ferriby on the A1077 (a lengthy detour).
Brigg Sugar Factory was still going strong in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s with trucks and tractor-hauled trailers delivering its raw materials from farms over a huge area.
This was the era of 'bouncing beet' when pedestrians on town centre pavements sometimes encountered lumps which had parted company with vehicles on their way to the factory in Scawby Brook.
The inner by-pass in the early 1990s saw a new Ancholme Way Bridge installed, with through traffic diverted along upgraded Barnard Avenue. Town centre pedestrianisation then followed.
Had the weekend water main burst happened even 100 yards to the west, the A18 would have been unaffected.


Some Sunday football teams from Brigg Blog's area will be in cup semi-final action tomorrow morning (February 27) in competitions organised by the Paul Fox Scunthorpe League.
Broughton WMC will be away to Black Beauty in the Challenge Cup, while Barnetby United journey into West Lindsey to play Blyborough United in the Ireson Cup.
There are no Sunday fixtures scheduled tomorrow for Brigg side Black Bull or for Hibaldstow.
Table-topping Brigg Town Veterans have to wait until next Sunday (March 6) for their next game in Hull & District League Division Four - a home fixture at the EC Surfacing Stadium (Hawthorns).

Friday, February 25, 2022


East Park in Brigg is to be cleared of mud and silt following emergencywater repairs carried out  in late February 2022

Anglian Water is planning a Brigg clean up after the emergency repairs undertaken on Wrawby Street, near the Monument roundabout, earlier this week.
Following a mains burst alongside the A18 on Saturday, repairs started early on Monday morning and were completed on Wednesday afternoon, when the temporary four-way traffic lights were removed to restore the free flow of vehicles after some lengthy tailbacks.
A great deal of water flowed from the site of the burst into drains on Wrawby Street and Bigby Street, either side of the Britannia Inn, until this was stemmed.
The latter flow flooded East Park's paths and left behind a good deal of mud and silt (photographed here yesterday).
Part of Wrawby Street, near the pub, was similarly affected.
Anglian Water's team will be meeting with local highways representatives today (Friday) to discuss the clean up, any consequential damage that needs rectifying and the removal of silt.
"Should any of our assets cause issues, we always aim to clear the site and this will be done shortly," a company spokesperson informed Brigg Blog yesterday.
Pictured below yesterday - the path near the Tintab shelter and a water company excavation in the path near Parker's Carpets on Wrawby Street, awaiting restoration.




Many people in Brigg have been caught outdoors during heavy showers which have been frequent over the past couple of weeks with Storm Dudley, Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin following each other.
Earlier this week we had to seek cover in the town centre soon after taking these late afternoon pictures of a rainbow, viewed from the Market Place. The heavens had opened by the time we reached Cross Street.
A forecast from the Met Office issued yesterday afternoon (Thursday) says: "The rather unsettled weather pattern will continue over the next four or five days, especially in the northwest, although conditions are not expected to be as severe as during the past week." View full details here...
So as we near the end of the month, the old description 'February Fill Dyke' has proved to be correct.
It will be no surprise to see more Brigg rainbows in the near future.




There's a local football derby coming up at Brigg Recreation Ground this Saturday (February 26).
Briggensians will be hosting Barnetby United in Division One of the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District League, kicking off at 2pm.
At the nearby EC Surfacing Stadium (Hawthorns) Brigg Town Development will be playing Grimsby Borough Reserves in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier (3pm).
Brigg Town's promotion-chasing first teamers will be heading over the Humber Bridge to Hull to take on mid-table Hall Road Rangers in Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One.


ABOVE: A striking Neil Stapleton picture showing Brigg Town FC's ground (left) and the nearby Rec.

Thursday, February 24, 2022


Brigg Town Football Club booked a cup final place last night (Wednesday, February 23).
The Zebras defeated Bottesford Town 2-0 at the EC Surfacing Stadium (Hawthorns) before a 400+ local derby crowd.
The goals came early in the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy semi-final and were scored by Scott Phillips.
Brigg will now meet Winterton Rangers in the final.
Rangers won 3-1 against Skegness in last night's other semi.


Singer Rachel Day will be joining Mash for a gig at the Woolpack in Brigg on Saturday night, February 26, 2022

Brigg has a very busy weekend coming up with music, markets and a new shop launching in the town centre.
There's an early start to weekend events in the town tomorrow evening (Friday, February 25) with a disco & karaoke at Market Place venue the Woolpack.
Well-known local singers Rachel Day, pictured top right, and Mash, who were due to appear on Friday, will now be doing so on Saturday evening (February 26). Admission to this gig is free.
Saturday night will see vocalist Lora Jones performing at the Britannia Inn, Wrawby Street, from 8.30pm, also with free admission.
There will be a disco & karaoke at the Dying Gladiator, on Bigby Street, with disco music expected at the Black Bull, Wrawby Street.
Singer Darrell will be taking to the stage at Broughton Workingmen's Club, on Saturday, offering popular tunes from the 1960s and later decades.
A new shop will be launching in Brigg town centre on Saturday - Throttle Worx, selling motor-cycling apparel and accessories. View full details here...
Last but by no means least, tomorrow will also see February's Brigg Farmers' Market attracting shoppers to the town centre from 8.30am to mid-afternoon.
Its stalls, offering a wide range of goods and produce, will be trading alongside those of the general Saturday market.
Brigg & District Servicemen's Club, on Coney Court, is asking interested people to sign up to play in a darts & dominoes league, games to start in September. Call 07494 715443.


The latest issue of the popular and FREE glossy Brigg Matters magazine has now been printed, with 6,000 copies to be distributed in the near future to domestic properties and businesses in the town and some adjoining settlements.
Initial copies of the Spring 2022 edition were distributed during Brigg Town Council's February meeting, held on Monday evening in the Buttercross, which was attended by the magazine's chairman, Ken Harrison.
Ken has kindly supplied the picture (above) showing "three significant Brigg figures" with their copies earlier this week.
They are Coun Carl Sherwood (left), PC Steve Parsons and Brigg Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker.
Steve, from the Local Neighbourhood Policing team, was in the Market Place for a public liaison session (previewed by Brigg Blog to inform local people).
Ken adds: "Brigg Matters should be dropping through letter-boxes, if they have not done so already, very soon.
"As an aside, see if you can find Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker in a less formal role in the magazine's pages...He's a picture!"
Having checked all councillors had a copy on Monday evening, Ken kindly visited the press bench and passed one to Brigg Blog.
We wasted no time in having a look during breaks in the council discussions.
Those who have penned articles include Josie Webb, of the Brigg Social Historians (BASH) group, Jim Copson, Ancholme Rowing Club; Roy Sheppard, Brigg Town Football Club; Paul Hildreth, Brigg shops; Sian Sargent, Brigg Town Business Parnership and Wrawby Mill; Dave Brittain, Brigg Rotary Club; and gardening expert Sue Hoy. There are many other contributors.
Brigg Blog should again point out that we are not involved with, or responsible for, Brigg Matters.
We were recently contacted by a potential advertiser in the magazine and were happy to give him the Brigg Matters contact email.
Many other people we meet are still under the mistaken impression that we edit the magazine - perhaps because we contribute occasional articles and some pictures (always credited to Brigg Blog) from time to time.
The latest issue of the magazine is No. 64.
Chairman Ken explains in his introductory notes that the people producing Brigg Matters are all volunteers, and that the magazine is non-profit-making and solely financed by the income it receives from advertisers.
There are currently more than 60 of them. Other businesses wishing to book space in the next issue should email
Deadline for placing ads in the Summer 2022 edition is May 1.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Emergency repairs following a burst water main in Brigg continued alongside the A18 this morning (Wednesday, February 23) but the company involved has now indicated that completion is in sight, which is good news for motorists.
Anglian Water started work on Monday morning near East Park and the Monument roundabout, with four-way temporary traffic lights in place, resulting in delays for drivers.
Brigg Blog this morning asked the company for a further advisory update.
It replied at 9.45am to say: "The road should be fully reopened this afternoon."
These roadworks were mentioned during Brigg Town Council's monthly meeting held last night.

Coun Rob Waltham pointed out that, in addition to delays for motorists on and near Wrawby Street, the roadworks had also been affecting other streets, with some drivers using Woodbine Avenue and Glebe Road to make detours.
Brigg Blog's own observations support this, and we can add some roads on the Newlands housing estate, including Birch Avenue, Ash Grove and Colton Street, as motorists with local knowledge have been turning off the A18 (to bypass the roadworks on Wrawby Street) and then joined the A18 near the cemetery, having used Glebe Road and then Woodbine Avenue.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: "I can confirm the road is now fully reopened," a spokesperson for Anglian Water told Brigg Blog.


Brigg Young Farmers have arranged a glittering social event to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Spring 2022.
Funds will be raised to help a charity which undertakes valuable work across our area.
The Young Farmers have contacted Brigg Blog with details of their Platinum Jubilee Charity Ball - an evening event.
It will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Double Tree By Hilton Hotel, Broughton (formerly Forest Pines).
Entertainment will be provided by the Eccentric Pony band.
Tickets cost £40 and funds will be raised for LIVES - the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service, providing emergency care in critical situations.  It has volunteer members in Brigg and district.
The deadline for booking Jubilee Ball tickets is April 30. Call Sam on 07961 927490.
A 'black tie' dress code applies and there will be a three-course meal to enjoy.
It is also intended to organise an auction and a raffle.
Brigg Young Farmers organise an annual Charity Tractor Run, featuring old and new agricultural workhorses and attracting many spectators as the cavalcade progresses through the town and visits nearby settlements across a wide area.
The start and finish point is Ripon Farm Services, on Westrum Lane, Brigg.
Back in 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II became monarch, the largest social venue in Brigg for formal functions was the town centre's Corn Exchange. It was closed by Glanford Borough Council in the early 1990s and later demolished.
The Angel Hotel was also going strong 70 years go, with its ornate ballroom available to host major social events..
In the 1990s, following the hotel's closure, the hotel was acquired for local authority use. The ballroom was converted into what we now know as the Angel Suite.

Other celebrations to mark Her Majesty's milestone anniversary are already being planned in the Brigg area, with many more to come...



Brigg Town Football Club will be looking to secure a cup final place tonight (Wednesday, February 23).
The Zebras are hosting Bottesford Town in a Lincolnshire Senior Trophy semi-final, kicking off at 7.45pm.
Pip's Kitchen and the Hawthorns clubhouse bar will be open for refreshments.
Bottesford are currently mid-table in the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier - being a division above Brigg in the football pyramid.
The other Lincs Trophy semi-final is also being played tonight - Winterton Rangers v Skegness Town.
Details of the final are expected to be confirmed in the near future.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022


Emergency water main repairs near the A18 in Brigg - late afternoon on Monday February 21 2022

Anglian Water has issued an update about its emergency repairs in Brigg near the A18 on Wrawby Street.
A water main burst over the weekend, adjacent to this busy main road, resulting in 4-way temporary traffic lights being employed throughout yesterday. There were lengthy traffic queues and delays for drivers.
At 9am today (Tuesday, February 22) Anglian Water replied to Brigg Blog's request for an update as follows:
"Repairs are still ongoing this morning. The repair, once the team had reached the pipe, was a little more complicated that originally expected. We are hopeful this will be completed this morning and hoping to do reinstatement of the road this afternoon."

PICTURED: Repairs continuing late yesterday afteernoon (Monday) near the Monument roundabout.


Flood alert on the New River Ancholme in Brigg on  Monday February 21 2022 - flood water on the car park at Ancholme Leisure Centre

An update on the current flood alert in place for Brigg and the Lower River Ancholme will be forthcoming today (Tuesday, February 23).
Following  heavy rain over several days, the Environment Agency, which manages rivers nationwide, issued a local flood alert (timed 4.54pm) for Bishopbridge, Brandy Wharf, Brigg and South Ferriby. It said tributaries may also affected in Waddingham, Redbourne, Moortown and Hibaldstow.
Its general advice is: "Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded."
These pictures show the Old and New cuts of the Ancholme in Brigg late yesterday afternoon (Monday).
Somee flooding was evident on the edge of the car park serving Ancholme Leisure Centre, Scawby Brook, close to the river's western bank.
We plan to update this post as information becomes available from the Environment Agency.


Flood alert on the Old River Ancholme in Brigg on  Monday February 21 2022 - high water near the Ancholme Way Bridge on the A18

Flood alert on the Old River Ancholme in Brigg on  Monday February 21 2022 -  the County Bridge in Brigg town centre



Members of the public can meet local police officers in Brigg and attend a Brigg Town Council meeting chaired by Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Public consultation will be evident in Brigg town centre today (Tuesday, February 22).
Humberside Police's Brigg Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has arranged a consultation session in the Market Place involving local officers this afternoon between 1pm and 2pm.
Residents can, if they wish, attend tonight's Brigg Town Council monthly meeting in the Buttercross from 7.15pm, and also a meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee at the same venue (6.45pm).
Members of the public will be welcomed to the council meeting by Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker (pictured above) at the start of proceedings. 'Public Participation' will follow within a few minutes for people wishing to address the session. Members of the public can also opt to sit in the public gallery and listen to the discussions on a range of topics.
The Annual Town Meeting 2022 for Brigg residents - enabling them "to voice any concerns or bring forward ideas for the benefit of the town and its residents" has been arranged for Tuesday, March 15 at 7pm in the Buttercross.
This will be chaired by the Town Mayor. Other elected councillors and staff will be in attendance, and North Lincolnshire Council will be represented.
The agenda will include reports by the town and unitary authorities prior to the public forum.



The ticket-booking deadline is approaching for a major reunion of people who attended a secondary school in Brigg.
An email reminder about the forthcoming annual dinner of the Briggensians Association has now been received by many former pupils/students and staff of Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg Girls' High, Brigg Grammar and Brigg Sixth Form College.
This evening function with a three-course meal will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Elsham Golf Club.
Tickets cost £25, and the closing date for applications is March 1.
Further details can be obtained by emailing
It will be the association's 45th annual dinner, and the guest speaker is Helen Flewker (pictured top left) who attended the school in the 1990s.

Monday, February 21, 2022


Emergency roadworks in Brigg on Monday, February 21, 2022, to repair a water leak

Emergency roadworks were about to start on the A18 in Brigg this morning (Monday, February 21) with resulting delays for drivers.
Four-way temporary traffic lights were in place by 8am adjoining the Monument roundabout with queuing traffic already evident on Wrawby Road, Wrawby Street, Bigby Street and Bigby Road.
Anglian Water is attending to a major leak which has flooded the hard-standing area of East Park adjoining the Tintab seating shelter.
Water has been running along footpaths into drains on Wrawby Street and Bigby Street (either side of the Britannia) since Saturday - something Brigg Blog reported yesterday.
Pedestrians should note that the pelican (pedestrian) crossing on Wrawby Street, near the China Garden takeaway, remained out of action this morning, as it was over the weekend.
Brigg Blog has already contacted the the water company's headquarters and will update this post with any information received today. We are hoping to obtain an estimate of when the repairs will be completed.

UPDATE, 11.10am Monday: An Anglian Water spokesperson said, “Our teams are onsite repairing a burst water main which occurred over the weekend.  Due to the location and to keep road users and our team safe, we have temporary traffic lights in place.

"Once we have completed the repair and reinstated the road surface we will be able to remove the lights.  We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we complete these emergency repairs.”

These pictures were taken around 8am this morning.



The Throttle Worx shop on School Court, Brigg, opening for business on Saturday, February 26th, 2022

A new shop will be launching in Brigg later this week, bringing something new to the town centre.
Throttle Worx, selling motor-cycling apparel and accessories, is located in School Court, just off Wrawby Street (not far from the Deli & Diner).
Brigg's latest niche outlet will be launching on Saturday (February 26).
The proprietor tells Brigg Blog that a gap has been identified in the market.
There is an online store at but a retail shop has always been his preference.  
Quality items will be on sale at affordable prices - "and ALL of our apparel meets UK safety legislation," he stresses.
Throttle Worx is focused on the every day rider and carries "a range for all budgets."
It says: "We only deal with UK distributors and directly with manufacturers to ensure we know and you can trust the quality."  
Brigg Blog thinks this may well be the first outlet Brigg has seen which is solely devoted to motor-cycling apparel and accessories.

PICTURED: Views of the Throttle Worx shop which is located on School Court, close to Wrawby Street.


The Brigg Town Football Club Veterans managed a fine away win in the Hull League on Sunday, February 20, 2022

Brigg Town Veterans managed to play and win yesterday (Sunday, February 20) when most other football matches were called off because of wet conditions following the recent storms.
The Zebras, who lead Hull & District Veterans League Division Four, visited Beverley, on the North Bank, and defeated Molescroft Rangers A 3-0. The goals came from Dan Greaves, Dave Betts and Ben Chrost.
In the Paul Fox Scunthorpe Sunday League yesterday, the cup semi-finals involving Broughton Workingmen's Club and Barnetby United were both postponed and will be re-arranged.
The only tie that went ahead was at Hibaldstow, where FC Recoveries beat Ulceby B 5-1 to secure a place in the final of the McGowan Shield.
Seven other ties, in four knockout competitions, had to be called off.
Brigg Blog's thanks go to Barnetby's Lee Fielden for the Fox League update.
Barnetby's Ireson Cup semi-final visit to Blyborough, in West Lindsey, now looks like taking place this Sunday (February 27) as long as the weather permits.


PICTURED ABOVE: Members of the Brigg Town FC Veterans squad and Broughton WMC.


 Approval has been given to erect a replacement domestic dwellings near an old windmill in Brigg at DN20 8NY


More than a year after its submission, a Brigg planning application has now been decided.
Approval has been granted to erect a replacement dwelling on land to the west of Mill Lane.
The location is some 56 metres from the grade two listed windmill after which this street is named.
In December 2020 when the DN20 8NY application was made public by North Lincolnshire Council, Brigg Blog said: "Currently there is a disused and boarded-up house on the site.
"The proposal is for a two-storey dwelling on a similar scale to the existing one."
The applicant indicated that the new dwelling "would be a betterment on the existing property and would improve the visual impact of the plot whilst providing more modern and up-to-date facilities for a family home."
A statement in support of the proposed scheme pointed out that two industrial outbuildings had been built adjoining the old mill, and stressed: "The proposals will not create any adverse cumulative impact upon the listed building in addition to the existing development in its setting."
Consulted about the application, Brigg Town Council said in January 2021 it had no objections.
A recently compiled North Lincolnshire planning officer's assessment report said: "It is considered the proposed replacement dwelling would not prejudice the character and appearance of the local area or countryside."
Planning permission was subsequently granted.
The pictures seen above were taken in December 2020 and accompanied our original post about this application.

Sunday, February 20, 2022


Roadworks and footpath flooding near the A18 in Brigg over the weekend February 19 and 20, 2022

Many drivers using the A18 in Brigg were delayed while a repair project was carried out near the main road yesterday (Saturday, February 19) with pedestrians later encountering footpath flooding which still remained an issue early today.
Anglian Water was working near the former Vines eatery on Wrawby Street yesterday with temporary traffic lights in place on both adjacent carriageways. The nearby pelican (pedestrian) crossing was taken out of service.
The essential work near the crossing had ceased last night but water was flowing at some speed from near the Tintab Shelter on East Park into drains on Bigby Street and Wrawby Street (either side of the Britannia Inn). 

There was no sign of surface water near the site of the roadworks this morning but a hole excavated in the path remained with a pipe visible at the bottom (pictured here).
Water this morning was still flowing into near drains adjoining East Park. It appeared to be bubbling up through a crack in the path on Wrawby Street near the seating shelter.
Queuing traffic yesterday, at times, stretched beyond the Monument roundabout into Wrawby Road and along Bigby Road and Bigby Street. The temporary traffic lights had gone early this morning but the pelican crossing was still out of action with hoods in place over its button-controlled lights.

Access to the Britannia is unaffected by the leaks.
Brigg Blog will be contacting Anglian Water to see if it wishes to comment and supply details about the weekend project.
Following on from Storm Dudley and then Storm Eunice, the Met Office has now given details of the next which will bring bad weather.
In an alert issued this morning, it explains that Storm Franklin - a low-pressure system - is expected to bring high winds during Sunday night and into Monday morning for much of the UK. View full details here...

SPORT: All yesterday's local football matches involving Brigg Town Development, Briggenians and Barnetby United were postponed due to the recent storms. Brigg Town's first team did not have a scheduled fixture.





A well-known Brigg business has been given permission to add to its range of buildings.
Planning permission to erect an open-fronted storage structure has been granted to Ripon Farm Services at 2 Westrum Lane DN20 9EY by North Lincolnshire Council.
The new metal building will have green walls and a grey roof, matching what's already there.
The agricultural dealership is located near the railway line and employs 18 people on the site, where it trades Monday to Saturday.
No objections to the proposed development were received from consultees Network Rail, Brigg Town Council, the Lead Flood Authority or North Lincolnshire Highways.
Ripon Farm Services kindly permits its premises to be used as the start and finish point of the annual Brigg Tractor Run, which attracts many competitors and spectators on its route through the town and nearby communities. The latest was staged in December 2021.

PICTURED: A recent view of Ripon Farm Services, taken from Westrum Lane, showing a public notice (right) about the planning application.



Brigg Town Council will be discussing a range of topics at its monthly meeting later this week, including future environmental projects.
There will be an update on providing boxes for bats and owls, and councillors will also consider the national Plant a Tree for the (Queen's Platinum) Jubilee scheme. Future tree planting was the subject of two recent Brigg Blog posts.
The council will "review and approve Grammar School Road allotment fees for 2022."
A verbal report will also be given on North Lincolnshire Council issues involving Brigg by one or more of our area's local ward representatives on the unitary authority.
The Town Council will be meeting on the upper floor of the Market Place's Buttercross on Tuesday (February 22) from 7.15pm. Access will be via the side door, NOT the front entrance. A lift is available in addition to the stairs.
This meeting is open to interested local people, and one of the early agenda items is Public Participation during which members of the public are invited to "address the Council" about issues they wish to be considered.
All those attending are asked to wear masks unless exempted from doing so.
The public may also attend a meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee on Tuesday, in the same room, from 6.45pm. Members of the committee will be considering the latest planning applications submitted in Brigg, including one relating to the Sir John Nelthorpe Upper School.

Saturday, February 19, 2022


Storm Eunice, which closely followed Storm Dudley, caused severe damage across many parts of the UK but the Brigg area, in comparison, was not so badly affected yesterday (Friday, February 18).
Forecasters had an Amber weather warning in place for our district, with 'extremely strong winds' at times topping 60mph and the Humber Bridge had to be closed for a time.
Some fences and trees in the Brigg area suffered as a result yesterday.
However, a check early this morning of the Humberside Fire & Rescue Service call-out log shows only one local entry (so far).
This involved the removal of a satellite dish from the roof of a property in Bonby.
There were many other call-outs across the service's area, mainly on the North Bank and in and around Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
The Environment Agency had no flood alerts or warnings in place for the River Ancholme early today (Saturday).
The agency's latest river level depth reading for Brigg shows 1.19m, which is classed as being normal. This reading was taken about 6am.
Standing water was evident on some paths and roads in Brigg yesterday, following heavy overnight rain.
Flooding of the road (and sometimes the path) near East Parade's postbox was a problem initially flagged up many months ago.
There was another build up yesterday, as Simon Fisher's pictures (seen above) demonstrate.
Residents and drivers on this well-used route continue to hope that a permanent fix will be forthcoming for what is a long-standing issue.
Meanwhile, on Wrawby Street, it appears that work is already in hand to deal with periodic footpath flooding near the former Vines eatery.