Sunday, October 23, 2016


There is an important date ahead for Brigg Town Cricket Club this week.
Founded in 1973, the club has been playing all home games at Brocklesby Park in recent seasons.
However, Brigg Recreation Ground is being refurbished and the issue of Brigg Town's home match venue for 2017 will be considered at the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's annual general meeting in Market Rasen on Wednesday evening.
The league's ground inspection team has been down to take a look at The Rec, where the new changing room block is nearing completion as part of North Lincolnshire Council's investment in the facility off Wrawby Road.
Some equipment for the ground has been acquired from another cricket club and funds are available for more to be bought from suppliers.
Brigg Town won the division four championship during a successful season which ended last month.


It used to be a sign that Christmas was not far away when printed leaflets giving details of the festive fare menu appeared on the bar of the old Black Bull pub in Brigg town centre.
Forward on to mid-October 2016 and we have received a leaflet in our postbox from the Mumbai Lounge restaurant on Old Courts Road containing info about Christmas Day lunch.
This can be enjoyed from 12.30pm to 5pm on December 25.
The Mumbai Lounge is providing a traditional Indian banquet at £27 per adult and £15 for children under 15.
You must book in advance. Call 01652 600800.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


The Hett Cup (pictured) is an historic and handsome football trophy. It was brought back into use a few years ago, to be competed for by teams playing a knockout competition on various nights at The Hawthorns - by kind permission of Brigg Town FC.
Some games have already been played in the 2016/17 season's competition, but still to come - on Wednesday, November 9 - is Barnetby v Jolly Miller (Wrawby), kick-off 7pm.
Other teams entered: Limestone Rangers, AFC Brigg, Broughton WMC,  Barnetby Reserves, Scotter United, Briggensians, Brigg Town Under-18s, Hibaldstow, Brigg Town Reserves, Wrawby.
Our picture of the Hett Cup was taken in the clubhouse at The Hawthorns after a final a few years ago between Barnetby and Limestone Rangers.


North Lincolnshire Council has a job going for a casual street sport leader for the Brigg area, based at Hewson House, on Station Road.
The local authority is looking to appoint someone  to work as part of the Street Sport Team to deliver programmes of sport and active recreation for young people.
Find out more and apply for the post through this link...


Just a reminder that October's Brigg Farmers' Market is in business today  until mid-afternoon, alongside the usual Saturday general market on Wrawby Street and the Market Place.
Both are run by North Lincolnshire Council.
A wide range of goods and produce is available from stalls within both sections.
This morning's cloudless blue sky and sun should help boost the attendance. A wonderful autumn day, so make the most of it!
Not long after 9am there were plenty of people to be seen heading for the market on foot and in vehicles, including the Saturday shoppers' bus from surrounding housing estates.
We gather there's an opening ceremony planned about noon at  newly-refurbished St John's Church Hall, on Bigby Street. We hope to drop by.
This might only apply to part of the town, but a smell in the air today reminded us of the aroma which wafted over Brigg during the beet-processing camaign at the sugar factory years ago.
The annual reunion for ex-employees of the factory, which closed in the early 1990s, has just been held - at Elsham Golf Club - and a fine selection of pictures, showing those who attended the lunch, will be appearing in this coming Thursday's Scunthorpe Telegraph. A whole page of them, we expect. 

PICTURED ABOVE: A previous October's Brigg Farmers' Market.



North and North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed their commitment to working together to bring greater powers and money to the area through the devolution agenda. 
Councils across greater Lincolnshire area have been working on the proposals and undertook an extensive consultation recently to ascertain people’s views.
The move would bring an extra £450m to the area in the next 30 years and would mean having a directly elected Mayor.
In a joint statement, Baroness Coun  Liz Redfern, Leader, North Lincolnshire Council (pictured) and Coun Ray Oxby, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “There’s a clear will to make devolution happen. We don’t want to miss out on this vital opportunity to transform the area for the better, creating essential jobs and business opportunities. We have got this far, and we will continue to work with our partners to help secure the best deal possible. We are jointly confirming our firm commitment to secure strong devolution and extra money for Greater Lincolnshire.”
N.F. ADDS: Our Brigg & Wolds Ward is represented on North LIncolnshire Council by Couns Rob Waltham, Carl Sherwood and Nigel Sherwood, all of whom are members of Brigg Town Council. Coun Nigel is the chairman of North Lincolnshire Council's Planning Committee, while Couns Carl and Rob have Cabinet roles, while  Rob is also the Deputy Leader.



PIP (Parents in Participation) are  an independent forum of volunteer parents and carers of children who have disabilities and/or special educational needs .
Our aim is to support parents and carers and their children by giving them an opportunity to share ideas and try to make life a less complicated journey.  We are able to offer a friendly face, a listening ear, support and a voice to parents and carers in North Lincolnshire.
As a volunteer group our wish is to have more forum members and volunteers so we reach more of the community and to have more regular communication. More volunteers and forum members would help us to keep in touch with more news and to attend or provide more events for the benefit of all parents and carers of children who have disabilities and or special educational needs.
If you feel you would like to be a member or volunteer come and talk to us. We would really love to see you at the forthcoming SEND event that we are delighted to be co producing with the Local Authority.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Event at the Learning Development Centre, Enderby Road, Scunthorpe on Friday November 18th 2016 10.00 am to 2.30 pm.
Following on from the success of last year we aim to make this an annual event. This year we will give you an opportunity to share ideas and find out more about how we are improving outcomes for  our children and young people with disabilities by inviting you to attend the free event,. You will be able to join in workshops, listen to guest speakers, ask questions within the marketplace, learn more about what is happening for parents and carers, gather information, learn more about the Local Offer and most importantly we will be able to listen to your views and recommendations for giving support and guidance to  parents, carers and children with disabilities in North Lincolnshire.
You can book a place at the event here.
If you are unable to attend the event maybe you would like to pop into a PIP drop-in coffee morning  that we run regularly every month.

You can find us at:
10 November, 10am to 11.30am -  Costa coffee near Debenhams   
02 November, 10am to 11.30am - The Rope Walk    
25 November, 10am to 11.30am - The Steel Rooms