Saturday, April 18, 2015

BRIGG CRICKETERS KNOW NEW ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF WILL BE ON THE BALL

Many congratulations to Lee Freeman, who has been appointed Assistant Chief Constable of Humberside.
He's well-known to those of us in Brigg who follow cricket, having been a long-serving all-rounder with the Louth club.
Lee has been serving with neighbouring Lincolnshire force, with whom he has risen through the ranks.
He's bound to be touring the Humberside Police area but will need no introduction to Brigg. 
Read more here...

NEW BRIGG FLATS PLAN TO BE DECIDED BY COMMITTEE

A planning application seeking permission to erect 4 two-storey flats in Bridge Street, Brigg, will be decided by North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee.
The majority of applications these days are decided at officer level.
Brigg businessman Mick Smith, of Brocklesby Park Homes, is seeking the go-ahead for a site which is close to where the Brocklesby Ox pub stood for generations.
The planning committee normally meets monthly but by mid-May there will have been an election.
North Lincolnshire Council has not released dates for meetings beyond the last, held on April 8.

£22k+ BRIGG JOB TO SUIT LOVER OF THE ARTS

North Lincolnshire Council is advertising the job of Arts Development Officer - based in Brigg.
Although located at Hewson House, on Station Road, the successful applicant will travel to other parts of the district when required.
The pay scale is  £22,937 - £27,123 and the closing date April 24.
Find out more and apply here

Friday, April 17, 2015

FORMER BRIGG SPORTSMAN RECOVERING FROM HORRIFIC INJURY

The Scunthorpe Telegraph broke the story about a former Brigg sportsman who has broken his leg in 21 places. View the story here
He's now asked Brigg Blog to stress the fact that he will be recovered in time to host a reunion of former pupils of Sir John Nelthorpe School in a town hostelry.
We know he has been touched by the kind emails received from ex-classmates and team-mates wishing him well.

BRIGG & DISTRICT EVENTS IN JULY - COURTESY OF OUR TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

Here are Brigg events to be held in July, courtesy of the Tourist Information Centre, based at the Buttercross, Market Place:

Wednesday 1 July
5 to 10pm - Barton Bike Night - Town centre streets closed to traffic to allow the thousands of visitors and motorbikes to assemble. Trade stands, live bands, food. 0789 6712048. MANY BRIGG BIKE FANS WILL BE ATTENDING, SOME RIDING THEIR OLD MACHINES ON THE OLD ROUTE TO BARTON, VIA ELSHAM LEVEL CROSS AND ELSHAM HILL.

Saturday 4 July
1.30pm – Railtour around the TATA iron and steel making plant at Scunthorpe - Standard tour 1.30pm for 2 ½ hours (suitable for all ages).  Places must be booked with Brigg Tourist Information Centre 01652 657053. Admission free (donations welcome).

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 July
1.30 to 5pm - Scawby Hall Open - Conducted tours in groups of max 12 people. Adults £7, concessions £5.50, children (5-16 yrs) £3, under 5s free, family ticket £17. 01652 654272. 

Saturday 11 July
10am to 4pm - Our Big Gig – Music and storytelling in Brigg Bandstand as part of National Bandstand Marathon Weekend. Some seats available. Free.01652 657053. www.briggisbest.co.uk
10am to 4pm – CPRE Conference on Extreme Weather – The Steel Rooms, Springs Parade, Brigg. £20 including lunch. Booking essential by 26 June. 01652 618744. Email: jenny.haynes@btinternet.com
11am - 5pm, gates open from 9am – Rescue Day - 7 Lakes Country Park, Ealand, off DN8 5SX. In its sixth year the event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. In aid of the Air Ambulance, Humber Rescue, several emergency services and local charities. www.rescueday.com
1.30pm and 4.30pm - Railtours around the TATA iron and steel making plant at Scunthorpe - Standard tour 1.30pm for 2 ½ hours (suitable for all ages) and brake van tour 4.30pm for 3 hours (unsuitable for under 10 years old).  Places must be booked with Brigg Tourist Information Centre 01652 657053. Admission free (donations welcome).

Sunday 12 July
9.30am to 6pm - Broughton Agricultural Horse and Dog Show – Sports Field, Broughton. Family fun day out with jumping and horse showing, horticultural, dog show, vintage tractors. 01652 653022. www.broughtonshow.co.uk
11.30am to 4.30pm – Jerry Green Dog Rescue Annual Summer Show – Broughton. Dog show, demonstrations, children’s activities. 01652 650886.

Saturday 18 July to Sunday 6 September
11am to 5pm - Elsham Hall Country Park Open Every Day - Adults £5.50, children £4.50, concessions £5, children under 2 free, family £19.  01652 688698. 

Saturday 25 July
9am to 3pm - Brigg Farmers’ Market - Market Place. Visit this FARMA accredited award winning market and buy delicious local food from the people who produce it.  Now with over 30 stalls selling everything from venison to smoked salmon and home-made cakes to sauces. 01652 657053.
1.30pm – Railtour around the TATA iron and steel making plant at Scunthorpe - Standard tour 1.30pm for 2 ½ hours (suitable for all ages).  Places must be booked with Brigg Tourist Information Centre 01652 657053. Admission free (donations welcome).

Sunday 26 July
2 to 5pm - Wrawby Mill Open Day - Mill Lane, Wrawby. The last remaining postmill in the north of England.  Adults £2, children £1, family £5.  01652 653699. 
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Tuesday 28 July
10.30am or 1.30pm – Funny Faces - Children’s Pottery  Workshop - Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre, Barton. £10, booking essential. 01652 631500. 

All of the information within this publication is believed to be correct at the time of going to press. North Lincolnshire Council cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. 
PUBLISHED BY BRIGG TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE, THE BUTTERCROSS, MARKET PLACE, BRIGG DN20 8ER. TEL/FAX  01652 657053 brigg.tic@northlincs.gov.uk   www.visitnorthlincolnshire.com

BRIGG TOWN HOUSES TO LET


Estate agent Paul Fox, in Brigg town centre, still has some town houses to let alongside the Angel car park, just round the corner from their offices. 
"Let" signs can be seen in the windows of some homes in this row of new builds which occupies the site once used by a joiner's shop.
These properties are very handy for the shops and other amenities in Brigg town centre.
Paul Fox is also involved with marketing new builds on Forrester Street, off Bridge Street.
Keigar Homes'  development on the site of the former Ancholme Pub, off Grammar School Road, is also  progressing steadily.
Brigg remains a very popular place to live.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BRIGG & DISTRICT EVENTS IN JUNE - COURTESY OF OUR TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

Here are Brigg events to be held in June, courtesy of the Tourist Information Centre, based at the Buttercross, Market Place:

Friday 5 June
7.30pm – The Hut People – Brigg Live Arts at The Angel Suite, Brigg. Supported by Clarty Slough. £10 advance, £12 on door from Brigg Tourist Information Centre. 01652 657053 or 01652 653217. 

Saturday 6 June
10am to 4pm –North Lincolnshire Council Fostering Team Recruitment Stall – The Podium@ Scunthorpe Market. 01724 297496
10.30am to 2.30pm – Witch - Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre, Barton. Adult’s pottery workshop with Karen Raithby. £30, booking essential. 01652 631500.
10am to 3pm - Brigg Pump Dressing and Craft Market  - Starting in the Market Place at 10am with the Scunthorpe Tatterfoals and Grimsby Morris Men. At 11am the dancers will lead the procession with local Brownies to the first pump blessing next to the Nelthorpe Arms, across the bridge, then  parade through the Market Place to the second pump blessing beside the White Horse (Weatherspoons). Further dancing at different locations, plus craft market. 01652 657053. 
1.30pm and 4.30pm - Railtours around the TATA iron and steel making plant at Scunthorpe - Standard tour 1.30pm for 2 ½ hours (suitable for all ages) and brake van tour 4.30pm for 3 hours (unsuitable for under 10 years old).  Places must be booked with Brigg Tourist Information Centre 01652 657053. Admission free (donations welcome).

Saturday 13 June
6.30pm onwards – Ceilidh – Grounds and marquee of The Mount Tea Rooms, Castlethorpe. £10 including fish, chips and peas, £3 children. Suitable clothing recommended, refreshments available or bring your own drinks. Tickets from The Mount or 01652 654576 / 07512 761157.

Saturday 13 June until Sunday 21 June
1.30 to 5pm - Scawby Hall Open - Conducted tours in groups of max 12 people. Adults £7, concessions £5.50, children (5-16 yrs) £3, under 5s free, family ticket £17. 01652 654272. 

Saturday 20 June
1.30pm – Railtour around the TATA iron and steel making plant at Scunthorpe - Standard tour 1.30pm for 2 ½ hours (suitable for all ages).  Places must be booked with Brigg Tourist Information Centre 01652 657053. Admission free (donations welcome).

Saturday 27 June
9am to 3pm - Brigg Farmers’ Market - Market Place. Visit this FARMA accredited award winning market and buy delicious local food from the people who produce it.  Now with over 30 stalls selling everything from venison to smoked salmon and home-made cakes to sauces. 01652 657053.
10am to 2pm – Rabbit Crafts – Brigg Heritage Centre, The Angel. Small donation requested, no need to book. 01724 296771.  10am to 2.30pm – Antique Fair – 1st floor, The Buttercross, Market Place. Organised by Brigg Heritage Centre. Stalls £10. Tea, coffee and cakes. 01652 618736

Sunday 28 June
10am to 5pm – Hibaldstow Open Gardens and Scarecrow Day – Around 12 gardens open, displays in St Hybald’s Church and Methodist Church, classic car display. Refreshments in Village Hall. £3, accompanied children free, proceeds to local charities. Free minibus round village. 01652 656875. 
2 to 5pm - Wrawby Mill Open Day - Mill Lane, Wrawby. The last remaining postmill in the north of England.  Adults £2, children £1, family £5.  01652 653699.