Saturday, July 02, 2016


Brigg crime locations have been revealed.
During May - the latest month for which stats have been revealed through - there were 47 reported crimes within a one-mile radius of Brigg police station.
Twenty-eight of these were within, or close to, the town centre, 
There were 10 on the housing estates which include Springbank and Hawthorn Avenue.
Seven further offences took place in the Bridge Street, Mill Lane and Water's Edge areas.
View the crime location map, street by street...

Friday, July 01, 2016


Brigg Blog has not been a regular bus user for many years. 
However, today we took the 1pm No. 95 service from Scunthorpe back to Brigg, via Lakeside Retail Park (Ashby Ville), Greetwell and Scawby.
We paid a single fare of £3.20p to travel from Scunthorpe bus station to Cary Lane. We heard a seasoned user of this route describe the 95 service through Scawby as being quicker than the 4 route via Broughton.
We thought that needed checking out. So once back in Brigg we popped into the Tourist Information Centre at the Buttercross and collected photocopied timetables for both routes.

  • 95 between Scunthorpe and Brigg (via Scawby) takes 29 minutes.
  • 4 between Scunthorpe and Brigg (via Broughton) takes 45 minutes.

However, Monday to Friday, there are only five journeys on the 95 service from Brigg to Scunthorpe and just four in the reverse direction, while  the 4 service runs throughout the day from 4.45am to 11.03pm.
When our bus passed the King William IV pub at Scawby Brook, we noted a huge queue of traffic backed up round Castlethorpe Corner because of the temporary traffic lights on Cake Mill Bridge. 
Had we used the No 4 bus from Broughton, we'd have been stuck in that lot.


Brigg drivers who have been held up in recent days by the roadworks on Cake Mills Bridge over the New River Ancholme may well be wondering how much longer this is going to last.
Brigg Blog has looked it up on - the website where utility companies and councils submit details of repairs they are undertaking.
National Grid Gas Plc has these roadworks scheduled  from June 29 until Tuesday July 5, with temporary traffic lights controlling single-file traffic along the A18.
The reason for the work relates to a reported "gas escape."
Delays likely is the category assigned on
(We think they might consider dropping the second word!)
Traffic has been backing up a long way in both directions, as most people in Brigg have observed.
In social media messages posted by some local drivers, we've seen  rather colourful language employed to describe the delays being experienced!


Crime in Brigg has fallen, latest police statistics reveal.
Figures just released for May through show 47 crimes reported with a mile of the police station, compared with 51 during April.
May's 47 crimes fell into the following categories:

  • Anti-social behaviour 14
  • Violence and sexual offences 9
  • Criminal damage and arson 8
  • Burglary 5
  • Public order 3
  • Shoplifting 3
  • ehicle crime 2
  • Bicycle theft 1
  • Robbery 1
  • Theft from the person 1
  • Drugs 0
  • Other crime 0
  • Other theft 0
  • Possession of weapons 0

By way of comparison, during May 2015 there were 46 reported crimes - one few than last month.



As part of the Words Count and Imagination Library projects in North Lincolnshire, we are working with local author and illustrator, Hannah Dale to host Brigg's Big Secret from Monday 4 July and Friday 8 July to get children and young people interested in reading. 
Hannah's work will be celebrated by children and young people in Brigg across the week. Hannah’s latest children’s story, ‘Mr Hare’s Big Secret’, will provide inspiration for a variety of literacy themed activities taking place at Brigg Primary School, Brigg St Mary's Primary School and The Angel in Brigg.
Hannah has already delivered inspiring workshops at Brigg secondary schools, drawing on her own career in design and business to discuss key issues of enterprise and employability.
On Thursday 7 July, The Rhubarb Theatre Company will perform an interactive storytelling of ‘Mr Hare’s Big Secret’ at The Angel in Brigg. Children under five with their parents and carers are welcome to join us at this free event, from 2.15pm to 3pm. Places are limited, so please call 01724 297287 to book your place.
To round up the week, a celebration event will take place at Brigg Primary School on Friday 8 July. There will be lots going on including animal handling, songs, stories and craft activities. This event is invitation only.
Hannah’s distinctive work through her company Wrendale Designs, is available nationally in venues such as garden centres and stately homes. It is also sold worldwide.
Hannah is looking forward to working with local school children. 
Hannah said: “Reading storybooks was a hugely important part of my childhood. I have many treasured memories of favourite books, where the illustrations were just as memorable as the stories themselves. 
“I feel lucky that through my art work I have been given the opportunity to work on children’s picture books. It has been a pleasure to create these characters, especially as my own children are at the perfect age for these books.
“I want children to develop a passion for reading. It develops their imagination and they can escape into another world. I don’t think any other form of media can beat that.” 
Coun David Rose, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Learning at North Lincolnshire Council said,
“We are grateful to Hannah for spending time in our schools to share her skills and experience. Hannah’s work is inspired by the Lincolnshire countryside. We hope that her story will be a real inspiration to our local children and young people.”


Parker's Carpets on Wrawby Street/Bigby Street, Brigg (near the Britannia Inn) is offering free carpets. Jjust make a cash donation to the Lindsey Lodge Hospital, Scunthorpe, and take away the one that takes your fancy.
The carpets are small but you can see them being useful to many people.

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Places are still available on the next Brigg Breeze cycle ride for women.
It will be held on Sunday (July 3), starting at 10am from the Angel car park, off Elwes Street.
Full details here...