Monday, July 24, 2017

CONNECTING BRIGG SERVICE SO POPULAR THAT TRAIN TRAVELLERS ARE SENT BY TAXI


There was an unusual happening connected with the Brigg line's Saturday-only passenger service at the weekend.
The first train of the day from Brigg station gives an opportunity to change at Barnetby to catch the connecting service to Market Rasen and Lincoln.
However, there were so many passengers aboard this single-carriage train from the Grimsby direction when it arrived at Barnetby - Market Rasen Racecourse staging a major meeting on Saturday and Lincoln having many attractions - that no space remained and waiting passengers were left standing on the platform.
The rail company duly arranged a taxi to call at Barnetby to offer a ride to those affected by the unusual circumstances.
In the so-called bad old days of British Railways during decades long gone, they used to respond to periods of heavy demand by adding another coach or two.
However, keeping spare stock in sidings 'just in case' was one of Doctor Beeching's many cost-saving targets in the 1960s.
■ Brigg Blog travelled from Brigg to Lincoln via Barnetby - and back - a few Saturdays ago, see picture above - and there were no problems getting a seat.

FIVE BRIGG PLANNING APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY COUNCILLORS TONIGHT


Brigg Town Council's Planning & Environment Committee will meet in the Angel Suite tonight (Monday 24th) from 6.45pm.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Five planning applications will be considered by councillors.
                                                                                                                                   
AGENDA

BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED

  1.    Notice convening the meeting.
  2.      To Receive apologies and reasons for absence.
  3.      (a)  To record declarations of interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the agenda item and type of interest being declared.

(b)  To note dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of agenda items listed below.


4.      To Receive any general correspondence.

 5.     a)      To Receive and Note any Applications for Market Consent                                                         

      b)     To Receive and Consider any Applications for a Grant or Variation of Premises Licence.
                                             
 6.      To Receive the update on issues from the clerk
  7.      a) TO CONSIDER ANY PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL PLANS PUBLICISED BUT RECEIVED AFTER THE AGENDA WAS CIRCULATED:   

APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2017/731
Planning permission to erect three dwellings. Rear of 53 Wrawby Street, Brigg. SEE PICTURE ABOVE.

APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2017/992
Planning permission to erect a detached bungalow with associated boundary treatments and landscaping. Land off East Parade, Brigg

APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2017/869
Listed Building Consent to replace sliding sash windows with new timber sliding sash windows. 11 Bigby Street, Brigg

APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2017/1050
Planning permission to erect a single storey side extension and extension to garage. 13 Eastfield Road, Brigg

APPLICATION NUMBER PA/2017/1072
Planning permission to retain change of use of land for the storage of motor vehicles/B8 and to retain portable building used as offices. Car Storage Land, Corner of Engine Street and James Street, Brigg

b) TO NOTE THE DECISIONS RECEIVED FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL REGARDING PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

Application Number PA/2016/1677 – Lidl, Atherton Way, Brigg.    Approved with conditions

Application Number PA/2017/277 – Smithy’s Fishing Pond. Approved with conditions. Island Carr Road, Brigg
              
Application Number PA/2017/268 and PA/2017/696 – Lodge Farm,           Refusal of Permission. Clapp Gate, Appleby (Wressle-1 Well)

QUALITY AWARD FOR BUSINESS IN BRIGG AREA


FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

The Ashbourne Hotel in North Killingholme and The Old Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in Scawby are the first to be awarded with the Quality North Lincolnshire accreditation since the launch in February.
North Lincolnshire Council developed the Visit England approved scheme to help improve standards of local visitor accommodation, to encourage more people to come to the area and to promote quality accommodation.
It was recognised that the national quality schemes are not always right for every business, yet they were the only assurances available when promoting visitor accommodation. But now, through the Quality North Lincolnshire scheme, local businesses are able to be promoted as part of a scheme recognised by the national tourism body.
The Ashbourne Hotel in North Killingholme is popular with both business and leisure guests, and is the first hotel in the area to participate in the scheme.
Andrew Smith, Director of The Ashbourne Hotel, said:  “We are very honoured to be the first hotel member of the scheme and look forward to working with Quality North Lincolnshire to not only benefit the hotel but to help increase visitors to the area.”
If you are interested in finding out more, visit their website:
www.oakridgehotels.co.uk/ashbourne

The Old Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in Scawby is the first bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering property on the scheme. Owners of the business, Jo and Bruce Starkey said:  “We are honoured to be one of the first accommodation providers to be awarded with the Quality North Lincolnshire Accreditation and we look forward to another successful year with the support of the local tourism board.”
For more information about The Old Parsonage, visit their website:
www.theoldparsonagescawby.co.uk 

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for safer, greener, cleaner places, said: “Congratulations to The Ashbourne Hotel who regularly support local heritage groups particularly those associated with the WW2 veterans who flew from North Killingholme airfield and Kirmington airfield. And congratulations to the Old Parsonage Bed and Breakfast on being the first to be awarded with the Quality North Lincolnshire accreditation.
“North Lincolnshire Council is committed to improving the quality of visitor experiences in North Lincolnshire and we want our visitors to be able to choose accommodation with ease, be fully informed and look forward to a warm welcome in accommodation that meets their requirements.
“The scheme enables the council to be confident in the accommodation we promote, as well as giving our customers confidence in choosing their accommodation choice.”
For further information on the scheme and its benefits, call Sarah Skinner or Abby Bryan on 01724 297496/01652 657053 or you can email
tourism@northlincs.gov.uk

Sunday, July 23, 2017

THREE PLAYERS IN FORM FOR BRIGG TOWN


Brigg Town had a mixed day when visiting Horncastle in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League, sponsored by Readers.
Jack Richards, Danny Minshall and Nick Beacock each took three wickets as Horncastle were bowled out for 126 in this division four fixture.
Brigg were 13 for one when the match had to be abandoned because of rain.
Having gained 10 points from the long trip down to Horncastle, Town remain well placed in their bid to secure the championship and have a home game coming up against Louth 3rds this Saturday - July 29.

BRIGG IN BLOOM PROGRESS REPORT


Brigg Town Council will be discussing items of local interest during its July meeting in the Angel Suite tomorrow night (Monday 24th) from 7.15pm.
There will be updates relating to the Millennium Green, the Brigg in Bloom flower project, the Tin Tab seating shelter and the allotment sites.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and may ask questions (see item 8 below).

BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED

1.  Notice convening the meeting.

2.   To Receive Apologies and Reasons for Absence

3.  To Consider the suspension of the Meeting for the Purpose of Prayer.

4.  
 a)  To Record any Declarations of Interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below.  Members declaring interests should identify the Agenda Item and the type of interest being declared.

b)  To note any dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of the Agenda Items listed below.

5.  Police Matters  

6.  To receive any correspondence (for information only).

7.  To receive the update on any outstanding issues from the clerk.

8.    Public Question Time.
                              
9.    To Receive any Questions from Members.

10.  To Receive a report from the North Lincolnshire Ward

11.    a) TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE THE MINUTES, AS CIRCULATED,  OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES AND SUB COMITTEES.

Full Council         Monday 26 June 2017

Planning        Monday 26 June 2017

Brigg in Bloom   Monday 3 July 2017

12.  TO RECEIVE REPORTS FROM MEMBERS DELEGATED TO SERVE ON OUTSIDE BODIES.

13.  ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT 
 a)    To Receive the following Financial Reports and Approve the Accounts for Payment:

 As at 30 June 2017 for Full Council and the Angel Suite. 

b)  To Undertake A First  Quarter Review Of the Accounts (Angel and Full Council) .

14.        UPDATE ON THE TRANSFER OF LEASE FOR THE MILLENNIUM GREEN AND FOR AGREEMENT FOR THE LEASE TO BE SIGNED

15.   TO REVIEW THE FOLLOWING POLICY DOCUMENTS: All documents as before other than Brigg In Bloom in the Standing Orders – Committees.  All documents available in Dropbox, hard copy available upon request.  Brigg in Bloom Committee details enclosed.
 a) Standing Orders
 b) Financial Standing Orders
 c) Work Based Risk Assessment
d) Internal Financial Control
e) Asset Register

16.   ALLOTMENTS:
 a)  To receive a report on any outstanding issues from the Clerk:

 b)  Redcombe Lane site:

i)    To receive and consider the site visit report and any observations from the Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.

ii)   To receive a report from the Clerk regarding tenancies relinquished or terminated.

iii)  To receive and consider any reports from Countryside Pest Control.

c)  Grammar School Road site:

i)  To receive and consider the site visit report and any observations from the  Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.

ii)  To receive a report from the Clerk regarding tenancies relinquished or terminated.

iii)           To receive and consider any report from Countryside Pest Control.


17.    TO CONSIDER THE QUOTATIONS FOR THE PAINTING OF THE ‘TIN TAB’ AND TO AWARD THE CONTRACT

18.      TO CONSIDER THE LAYOUT FOR FULL COUNCIL MEETINGS AT THE REQUEST OF COUNCILLOR MISS J KITCHING

19.   BRIGG IN BLOOM UPDATE

20.   SPRING CLEAN UPDATE

21.  TO CONSIDER RENEWING MEMBERSHIP OF HUMBER AND WOLDS RURAL COMMUNITY COUNCIL


22.      WEB SITE / FACEBOOK / BRIGG BLOG /BRIGG NEWSLETTER

To review the management and publication of the Web Site, Facebook, Brigg Blog and the Newsletter.

23.     IN VIEW OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE BUSINESS ABOUT TO BE TRANSACTED UNDER AGENDA ITEM 24,  IT IS ADVISABLE IN THE  PUBLIC INTEREST THAT THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ARE EXCLUDED AND THEY ARE INSTRUCTED TO WITHDRAW.

24.     UPDATE ON THE ANGEL USERS' POLICY STATEMENT




EXCITING UPDATE ON THE CAREER OF BRIGG AREA SINGER/SONGWRITER MICHELLE PALMER


FROM MARK PALMER

I have an exciting update on Lincolnshire- based singer Michelle Palmer.
Since last year Michelle Palmer (who last year sung live at BBC Music Day for Lincolnshire) and entered the classical charts at number 2 with her EP Serenity, produced by Grammy nominated producer Chris Craker, has developed her career as an international recording artist and has lots to tell everyone - this will be a great boost for this area.
Michelle recently was invited to perform in the presence of Earl Spencer and well known celebrities such as Pamela Anderson in their family home at Althorp for Princess Diana Awards and Global Gift Foundation,  being featured in the Daily Mail and in Hello magazine News channel in Spain amongst other well known newspapers in Spain (Global Gift is Spanish based).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fZl1fnXWwQ

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4605642/Pamela-Anderson-cuts-demure-figure-Global-Gift-Gala.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sygILJQiNs

http://i-marbella.es/News/news/Internacional/maria-bravo-celebra-la-i-global-gift-initiative-2017

Michelle has also recently been signed with one of Ireland's biggest agents - A.M.A Music Agency who also represent one of her inspirations in music - Gilbert O'Sullivan. They have big plans for Michelle which include a theatre tour in Ireland and interviews on The Late Late Show.

http://www.amamusicagency.ie/michelle-palmer/

Michelle will be recording her debut album soon, having her own original music featured on it and 'Kiss the Rain' by platinum selling pianist Yiruma, which she recently was approved to write lyrics for and will be recording a music video with him also later in the year.  Chris Craker will also work with Michelle on this new vocal rendition she has arranged.
Closer to home Michelle will once again be supporting Child of the Year Awards in Scunthorpe on 12th August where she will join actor from Eastenders Scott Maslen in presenting awards and will be performing inspiring songs for all the children. Sadly Ebony Smith died who she raised money for in a benefit concert but they will be honouring her memory by naming an award after her.

Michelle has updated her website for more information -

www.michellepalmer.co.uk

N.F. ADDS: Our picture shows Michelle in Brigg during a visit to a wedding fair at the Angel Suite a few years ago. She is based in our district.









STRAWBERRY MORNING - A TASTY BRIGG EVENT

The Brigg Community Cafe is hosting a Special Strawberry Morning this week.
Drop in to enjoy some tasty summer fruit with cream scones on Tuesday, July 25 between 10am and noon.
The venue is Brigg Children's Centre on Grammar School Road, close to Colton Street and Sir John Nelthorpe School.
There will also be a quiz and a raffle.
Admission to the event is free.
"All welcome," say the organisers.