Sunday, October 02, 2022


Brigg Town Council's latest meeting was 'filled in' about a new machine which will be tackling potholes.
Coun Nigel Sherwood made reference to the vehicle while North Lincolnshire Council's three Brigg & Wolds Ward representatives were updating Town colleagues about unitary authority topics of local relevance.
North Lincolnshire Council has since announced a shortlist of seven names now being considered for its new pothole-tackling vehicle.
A light-hearted competition is being held to select the name to be displayed on the machine.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday (October 4). Use this link to take part...
Brigg Blog has flagged up the need to deal with potholes along Queen Street and also the adjoining eastern end of Wrawby Street near the China Garden takeaway and Wetherspoon's White Horse pub & restaurant.
While this work is being done, there will be some unavoidable disruption for motorists, although Garden Street could provide a useful diversion when the northern end of Queen Street receives attention.
Brigg Town Council's latest meeting also received information about other North Lincolnshire Council matters from Coun Nigel's ward colleagues.
Coun Carl Sherwood reported on new signage to help people identify the location of the Community Hub and the Library in the Market Place's Angel building.
Coun Rob Waltham said 7,000 free swimming sessions had been enjoyed during the summer holidays at North Lincolnshire Council's leisure centres - a total he described as "pretty amazing."
Coun Nigel Sherwood also made reference to North Lincolnshire being invited by the Government to become a new investment zone - one of 38 nationally, he explained.
North Lincolnshire Council says they are are designed to encourage business growth, create jobs and increase wages. View full details here...

PICTURED: The new pothole fixing vehicle (image credit North Lincolnshire Council) and the Brigg & Wolds representatives - Coun Nigel Sherwood, Coun Carl Sherwood (seen using his tablet computer) and Coun Rob Waltham. Coun Carl is currently Brigg's Deputy Town Mayor. They are all members of Brigg Town Council as well as serving on the unitary authority. Coun Rob is its leader, Coun Carl is the cbinet member overseeing rural communities, while his brother Coun Nigel chairs the planning committee.