Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FREE DAY OUT FOR BRIGG FOLK

Yesterday in Brigg we were handed a leaflet with information about a 'fun for all the family' northern Lincolnshire event we think will be of interest to local people.
Sutton Estates, Hall Farm, Stainton Le Vale, near Market Rasen, LN8 6HP, will be holding Open Farm Sunday on June 5, from 10am to 4pm. FREE ENTRY.
Attractions include trailer rides, farming and countryside displays, farm animals, vintage and modern machinery. Refreshments will be available or bring a picnic.
Find out more at www.farmsunday.org or email stainton@sutton-estates.co.uk

UNUSUAL GREETER AT BRIGG STORE


REPORT AND PICTURES FROM KEN HARRISON

Shoppers at Brigg's Tesco store encountered an unusual greeter recently - Alfie, a five-year-old labrador.
Alfie, a hearing support dog for the deaf, sat quietly with Carl Morris.
Alfie's quiet presence attracted much interest and was collecting for the National Deaf Children's Society.






BRIGG RAILWAY LINE TRAIN FARES



We are told there are some people in Brigg who are unaware that our town still has a passenger train service.
Admittedly, there are only three trains each way on Saturdays and none for the remainder of the week. 
But the cost of taking the train to enjoy a spring/summer day out may be less than you think.
You can buy a return ticket to Grimsby for £11.10p or pay 30p more to enjoy Cleethorpes’ sun and sand, the resort’s station being very close to the seafront.
A return ticket from Brigg to Barnetby is £3.90p, offering connections to the remainder of the railway network if you want to venture further afield any Saturday.
Leaving Brigg on a Sheffield-bound train, you can get a return ticket to Gainsborough for £10.80p.

We spotted these sample fares helpfully displayed on a noticeboard at the back of the Angel building.
You pay the guard/conductor on the train, of course, as there is no longer a booking office at Brigg railway station.
Our picture from Brigg Blog's image library shows a Northern company train leaving Brigg station on its way to Barnetby, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

BRIGG BIKE HUB MAKES FLYING START


The first event from the new Bike Hub in Brigg got off to a flying start and was a huge success with 10 people attending the first ever ‘This Girl Can’ pilot bike maintenance course organised by North Lincolnshire Council.
The Bike Hub, situated at the Courtyard Café, is a new initiative to encourage people (men, woman and families) to enjoy cycling and get out on the many great cycling routes in and around North Lincolnshire.
The course, led by a British Cycling Level 2 coach, included four weeks of free bike workshops that covered all the basics in bike handling and maintenance including fixing punctures, ‘M’ checks (bike safety checks) and technical riding skills. The course finished with a 22 mile bike ride on Sunday 8 May.
North Lincolnshire Council received funding from Welcome to Yorkshire.
Feedback from participants:
  • “A new group of friends, vastly improved confidence, feel fitter and faster."
  • "My bike skills have greatly improved giving me more confidence to ride in groups and alone. It’s been brilliant to meet up with other riders and boost each other’s confidence"

Coun Carl Sherwood, from Brigg, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The council received funding from The National Lottery to run a bike maintenance course for women to help more women feel confident and fitter on their bikes. And to break down any barriers that may prevent them from taking part in this popular activity.
“This was the first time we ran the course and it was a huge success. We will now be looking to attract more funding to run further courses so that more women can benefit.
“The Hub is a fantastic facility. It provides a great meeting place to start and end your bike ride and finish off with a well-deserved cuppa and piece of cake!”

SEEING THE SUNNY SIDE IN BRIGG


Brigg businesses can complement each other.
This  window display by the Corner House, where College Yard meets Old Courts Road, relates to sun protection on the beach.
Just a few yards away, behind Dexters, you can find palm trees and beach huts!







Monday, May 23, 2016

28 MORE PICTURES OF BRIGG BLESSING OF THE PUMPS 2016


Here's a selection of Brigg Blog pictures taken during the Blessing of the Pumps 2016, held on Saturday in the town centre. 
They show the flower-bedecked pumps near the Nelthorpe Arms and the White Horse and also feature the parade from Bridge Street, through the Market Place and down Wrawby Street to Grammar School Road South.




























BRIGG BUSINESS CELEBRATES


Join us in raising a glass - or perhaps a cup - to this Brigg business celebrating its first anniversary.
Shipley's CuriosiTeas is located on Wrawby Street, on the corner of Cross Street.
We wandered past on Saturday and noticed a notice about the milestone.
Our thanks to Ken Harrison for the staff picture above.