Thursday, July 31, 2014

START DATE FOR BRIGG ESTATE IMPROVEMENTS

North Lincolnshire Council has revealed the start date for the upgrade of roads and drains on the Newlands housing estate in Brigg.
Coun Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, made the announcement at the July meeting of Brigg Town Council.
He said the work would start on September 1. And, answering a question put to him by Coun Ann Eardley,  he stressed that residents would be informed.

TRIBUTE TO FORMER BRIGG MAYOR

A tribute to the community work undertaken by Mike Hookham was given at Brigg Town Council's July meeting.
It came from Coun Andrew Markham, who knew former Town Mayor, councillor and Ancholme Rowing Club stalwart Mike very well.
Despite latterly living in the Ashby area, Mike had never lost his passion for Brigg and often returned to the town. 
"I will miss him and so will a lot of people in the town," added Coun Markham.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BRIGG FOLK WILL SOON BE ABLE TO ENJOY IMPROVED LEISURE FACILITIES

The refurbishment and improvement work that's been under way for some months at the Ancholme Leisure Centre on the outskirts of Brigg is almost complete.
There will be an official opening by Andrew Percy, the MP for Brigg & Goole, in mid-August.
North Lincolnshire Council owns and operates the facility. And Coun Carl Sherwood, whose cabinet responsibilities include sport and leisure, said things are "looking really good" with just the gym to finish. 

FLY-POSTERS UNDER FIRE IN BRIGG

Those responsible for fly-posting in Brigg to advertise an event in Scunthorpe have come under fire from Coun Ann Eardley.
At Monday night's Brigg Town Council meeting in the Angel Suite she expressed her annoyance at posters being plastered over the disused former Lidl store and on the fronts of other  properties in the town.
She wanted to know whether North Lincolnshire Council was taking action to remove the posters and seeking to trace those responsible.
Coun Carl Sherwood said the matter would be looked at by the authority.

BRIGG RECREATION GROUND REDEVELOPMENT WELL RECEIVED

Far-reaching plans to revamp Brigg Recreation Ground have not run into opposition from people leaving nearby.
Councillor Carl Sherwood, who is a member of the controlling cabinet at North Lincolnshire Council, said householders had been consulted and no adverse comments received. Instead, people were generally supportive.
Giving an update at Brigg Town Council's July meeting in the Angel Suite, Coun Sherwood said work would start in August on improving the cricket square at the ground. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BETTER PHONE RECEPTION PLANNED FOR BRIGG

Brigg Town Council's Planning & Environment committee, meeting last night in the Angel Suite, had no adverse comments to make about plans to erect a new 17.5m mobile phone mast off Bigby Road,.
Coun Ben Nobbs said it would be about the same height as the one it is proposed to replace at this location. 
The Town Mayor, Councillor Edward Arnott, reckoned it would be less obtrusive.
Coun Nobbs suggested the new pole and replacement equipment would give better coverage in the Brigg area.
North Lincolnshire Council will now make a final decision on the planning application for the mast.

NEW BRIGG STREET NAME SUGGESTED

A name is already being suggested for the road to be created within the new housing estate on the site of the old Ancholme Inn, Brigg.
Scholars' Walk is the  name put forward by the developers - keeping up the "school" naming theme begun nearby, off  Glebe Road, where infants and primary pupils were educated for many decades until a housing development was built on the former seat of learning.
Brigg Town Council has raised no objections to the suggested name. Now, presumably, the North Lincolnshire unitary authority will have a chance to comment. 
There's not much to see yet on the building site. That update is for the benefit of those who don't get down the far end of Grammar School Road very often.