Thursday, September 29, 2022


A timescale has been indicated for the completion of the new allotments project in Brigg.
It was revealed during the Town Council meeting, held in the Angel Suite Lounge on Tuesday night (September 27).
Plots are being created on the edge of the Springbank estate, using land adjoining Woodbine Park. Access will be gained from Preston Drive.
The project is due to be completed by the end of January 2023.
  • Adding the stone foundations has now been completed.
  • All soil should be on-site by the end of next week.
  • Paths will be created, fencing erected and lockable sheds installed (as the final stage) with water butts provided.
Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker (right) and Deputy Mayor Coun Carl Sherwood (left) are seen formally signing the contract and transfer deeds during Tuesday's meeting. This was an important stage in the project which has been delayed, particularly due to the Covid emergency.
Also seen are pictures of the site taken at the beginning of this month as work continued.
Post-war prefabs were erected on the land now being repurposed. These bungalows - intended to provide temporary housing - were demolished more than 50 years ago and the site cleared.
The prefabs all had gardens and the majority were used by householders to grow veg for family consumption including potatoes, beans, peas, cabbages and carrots.
So the wheel will be turning full circle once tenants move onto their Woodbine plots to plant, tend and harvest their produce.
As we were taking the picture of the document signing (seen above) Coun Nigel Sherwood informed the meeting that the Fisher family had lived in a Woodbine Grove prefab.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s our parents rented No. 16 - not far from the entrance to the estate off Preston Drive and close to the rear gardens of properties on Hawthorn Avenue (all still in use today).
The Woodbine allotment plots, once completed, will replace those located off Grammar School Road - this land being required for redevelopment.
Brigg Town Council administers local allotments and has another site adjoining Redcombe Lane and Atherton Way where tenants grow their own produce.
This site is unaffected by the changes now being made in the northern area of the town.