Monday, March 02, 2015

BRIGG TOWN CRYER WELL UP TO THE JOB

Chris in Brigg Market Place - in town cryer mode!
Oyez! Oyez! Meet Chris Darlington, Brigg’s town cryer for a day.
Bowler-hatted Chris, who does a great deal of commendable charitable work in the district, cut a dashing figure in the town centre on Saturday.
He was ringing his bell and showing off his sandwich board to inform farmers’ market shoppers about the forthcoming Brigg Recruitment Fair.
It will be held in the Angel complex, off the Market Place, on Thursday, March 5, from 10am to 2pm.
Admission is free – all welcome, particularly those seeking employment.
Helpful and expert advice will be available on job opportunities, self-employment, apprenticeships, making the most of your CV,  and lots more.

Find out more ahead of the event by calling 01724 275540.

Chris touring the stalls on Brigg Farmers' Market.

WATCH OUT FOR THIS BIG BRIGG POTHOLE



We’ve dipped a wheel in this large pothole near Spring’s Parade, Brigg, and would like to warn other drivers so they can avoid doing likewise.
It’s not a public highway so North Lincolnshire Council cannot be called upon to take action.
But it could get wider and deeper, only increasing the possibility of damaging a tyre – or worse.
Approaching drivers might  spot it during daylight hours. But it’s a different story once the sun has gone down over the yardarm.
So be warned. And pass on the alert to friends and family.
The location is close to the entrance to the former Lidl store (now closed).

This is a much-used route by car-driving shoppers and also lorries which park up in the evenings.

MOTHER’S DAY STEAK OUT IN BRIGG



JD Wetherspoon is offering a top-value deal for Mother’s Day at its White Horse pub in Brigg town centre.
On Sunday, March 15 the pub chain is offering an eight ounce sirloin steak, with veg, for £7.35p – including a drink!
The board, pictured here, even provides a calorie counter for the meal (see small print).
Inquire at the Wrawby Street hostelry for booking details. But we wouldn’t leave it too long!
If your Brigg business has Mother's Day offers of note, get in touch with Brigg Blog and we'll do our best to give them a mention. Email scoopfisher@aol.com

Sunday, March 01, 2015

TOP NIGHT FOR BRIGG AMATEUR SOCIAL HISTORIANS

There should be a big turnout for the next meeting of Brigg Amateur Social Historians.
It will be held on Tuesday (March 3) at Brigg Servicemen's Club, Coney Court (next to the town's main car park), 8pm.
Women in the First World War is the subject of the illustrated talk.
Admission is free - all welcome. Light refreshments will be served and a raffle held to help defray costs.

BRIGG TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB HOPING FOR BETTER THINGS


There have been further management changes at Brigg Town Football Club.
You can read about them here
Many fans of the Zebras were hoping that the club's 150th anniversary season would prove to be a memorable one. But, football being football, that's not how things have turned out.
Instead, Brigg have struggled in the Evo-Stik League Division One South. Having suffered some heavy defeats, they slipped to the foot of the table.
Here's hoping for a rapid change of fortunes...
We've included a picture of Brigg Town scoring at home to Carlton not many seasons ago.

HAPPY SHOPPERS AT BRIGG FARMERS' MARKET


February's Brigg Farmers' Market, held on Saturday, drew plenty of eager shoppers to the town centre, the majority also visiting other businesses in the town. 
Car parking spaces were at a premium. But from what we saw, most people managed to find a spot without too much delay.  
The vast and free space near the former Lidl store, off Spring's Parade, again proved extremely useful.
We couldn't resist some Lincolnshire Poacher cheese. 






BRIGGENSIANS WIN AT HOME

Brigg football team Briggensians had a comfortable home win yesterday (Saturday, February 28) in Division Three  of the TSW Printers Scunthorpe & District League.
Based at Sir John Nelthorpe School, Briggensians  triumphed 3 – 0 when hosting Epworth Town Reserves.
The goals came from Bradley Brooks (2) and Matthew Eagles.
On Saturday, March 7,  Briggensians are away to  lowly Midtown United.

DIVISION THREE
                                                     P   W   D   L    F    A  Diff Pts
SCOTTER UNITED RES            17   8   4   5   55   38  17   28
CROSBY COLTS JNR               10   9   0   1   54    6  48   27
EPWORTH TOWN RES            15   9   2   4   47   28  19   26-
WESTWOODSIDE RANGERS 11   7   2   2   53   18  35   23+/-
BRIGGENSIANS                     11   7   2   2   33   14  19   23
LIMESTONE RANGERS RES  13   7   1   5   49   36  13   22
BARNETBY UNITED RES       13   5   1   7   43   41   2   16
SIX BELLS                                11   3   1   7   26   45 -19   10
MIDTOWN UNITED                14   1   1  12   15   88 -73    7+
SANTON                                  11   0   0  11   14   75 -61    0