Monday, September 22, 2014

HOW TO AVOID BRIGG U-TURNS

There's a road sign near the zebra crossing on Bigby Street, Brigg, warning drivers they are approaching a low bridge. We think it says 500 yards ahead, but it's more likely to be 500 metres.
This set us thinking and we can only conclude it's making reference to the railway bridge on Cadney Road. Is that correct? 
We don't think this road sees many tall lorries. But if a driver did venture down Cadney Road and find his lorry was not going to squeeze under the bridge, it would be difficult to execute a U-turn alongside the Old River Ancholme. So this sign clearly serves a useful purpose.
Is this warning sign newly-introduced? We can't recall seeing it until quite recently. But then, when approaching a zebra crossing, as a driver you tend to concentrate on the road.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BRIGG HOCKEY BACK IN BUSINESS

It was interesting to see Brigg hockey players meeting up in Bridge Street, near the White Hart pub, yesterday, ahead of an away game.
It's 12 years now since we last swung a stick in  the Yorkshire League for Brigg Hockey Club, or Brigg Men's Hockey Club as it was back then. 
A Twitter message came our way today, linked to a report of Brigg 3rds' match against Barnsley, several of the players from "our day" being on duty.

SATURDAY SHOPPING IN BRIGG

Many drivers using the Old Courts Road car park in Brigg on SATURDAYS continue to be confused about whether they need to get a ticket from the machine and display it inside their windscreen.
The answer is: No, you don't. Parking is free all day - no ticket required.
There's a sizeable sticker on the ticket machine explaining this but some folk still don't seem to be getting the message.
This concession from North Lincolnshire Council is to be applauded and is helping attract shoppers to our town centre.

CASH SALES ON BORROWED TIME IN BRIGG SHOPS

The number of cash transactions in Brigg shops continues to fall as more and more folk elect to use cards for their payments at the tills - particularly the younger element. 
Similarly, good old cheques are being accepted by fewer and fewer outlets these days.
It's something of a paradox that people who choose to pay for their purchases by card are invariably offered "cash back" by shop assistants.
Can someone explain the logic behind that? You choose not to pay with cash but then leave the store with some notes in your purse or wallet. 
Paying by card is slower than handing over cash at the counter and can hold up other people in the queue. But at least it gives you time to rummage through your pockets and get the necessary coins and notes ready for when it's finally your turn to pay.
Here's an idea for larger stores: Let's have a designated cash payment-only till at the checkouts. 


BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TOMORROW

Just a reminder that Brigg Town Council's Planning and Environment Committee meets in the Angel Suite at 6.45pm tomorrow (Monday, Sept 22), to be followed by the monthly meeting of the Town Council from 7.30pm. 
Both meetings are open to interested members of the public. The Town Council meeting includes Public Question Time, when locals can raise issues of interest or concern to them.

NEW USE FOR BRIGG SHOP



The Brigg shop vacated by the Lindsey Lodge Hospice some months ago is being converted, the charity having moved to larger premises further along Wrawby Street.
It will be good to see these premises, in a prominent spot next to the Buttercross, back in use again. 
It seems a very long time since Hounslow's occupied the shop!
Cliff Turner, former Brigg resident now living in New Zealand, has emailed us to say: "Yes, it is a long time since Eli Hounslow, wholesale tobacconist, had the premises between W H Smith and the Town Hall."
He has memories of Eli’s huge dog, often to be seen lying on the pavement outside the shop.
How many Brigg Blog followers remember it?



Saturday, September 20, 2014

BRIGG TOWN FC BACK ON TRACK

Well done to Brigg Town FC who bounced back after a difficult week to beat Coleville Town 3-0 today.