Tuesday, August 02, 2022


Work having resumed on the site of the new allotments in Brigg, a progress report is anticipated at the Town Council's next meeting.
This is not until late September, and many people will be hoping that the long-awaited project will have been completed by then or will be nearing this stage.
It has taken longer than anticipated to create the new plots off Preston Drive due to various factors including the Covid emergency, drainage and the content of the on-site soil on which post-war prefab houses stood until their demolition in the early 1970s.
However, the good news is heavy machinery is back on the site, pictured here at the weekend.
The site is entirely fenced off from the public for safety reasons.
A previously grassed-over part of Woodbine Park has been allocated to the new allotments, which will be rented to tenants by the Town Council.
These plots will replace ones off Grammar School Road - land near Atherton Way earmarked by North Lincolnshire Council for future redevelopment.
The Woodbine Park children's play area adjoining South View Avenue and near the allotments is now to receive refurbishment, including new and upgraded equipment.
The old and rusty football goalposts (pictured top right) are to be replaced as part of this enhancement project. There are posts at either end of a decent-sized pitch local youngsters are free to use.
Brigg Town Council has delegated a small team to consider and recommend suitable new play equipment for purchase.
When the prefabs were still there, more than 50 years ago, Brigg youngsters had to make do with an area of grass on the other side of the footpath (still present) which connects East Parade with Atkinson Avenue and South View Avenue.
Back in the era of Brigg Urban District Council there were no goalposts and no play equipment provided for youngsters living in this part of the town.
There has been a marked improvement in play provision since then and not only in this area of Brigg.

The entrance to Woodbine Park, near South View Avenue, viewed at the weekend.