Friday, October 31, 2014

4 APPRENTICE JOBS ON OFFER IN BRIGG

North Lincolnshire Council has four Brigg jobs on offer to apprentices.
Here they are...

  • Apprentice Administration Assistant - Brigg
  • Apprentice Assistant Active Together Support Officer - Brigg
  • Apprentice Operational Support - Brigg
  • Apprentice Sport Play and Community Development Assistant - Brigg


VIEW DETAILS THROUGH THIS LINK

BRIGG TRAIN TRAVEL INFORMATION


You may have noticed that railway timetables have appeared at various locations  across Brigg - this one being at the top of Station Road. 
The aim is to alert people to the existence of our Saturdays-only train service to Sheffield and Cleethorpes (three in each direction).
Brigg Town Council hopes to get the timetable seen here put into a protective case against the weather.
Note the British Rail emblem on the station sign (above) which is now more than a little nostalgic. Not as impressive as the original "prancing lion" logo painted on the side of steam locos, though. 

NEW BRIGG HOMES PLAN REJECTED

Planning permission to erect two dwellings on land adjacent to 5 Princes Street, Brigg, has been refused by North Lincolnshire Council.
Anyone refused permission has a right to appeal to the Government, in the hope of getting a local authority's decision overturned.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BRIGG TOWN CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS ON WAY

The White Hart pub wall alongside the Old River Ancholme, Brigg

Work will be starting in the not too distant future on the wall near the White Hart pub, in Brigg town centre, and the riverside footpath/cycleway alongside the River Ancholme, eventually reaching South Ferriby.

The former towpath of the Old River Ancholme, Brigg

DON'T MISS BRIGG WW1 EXHIBITION AT HERITAGE CENTRE


Make sure you pop into Brigg Heritage Centre and view the Lest We Forget World War One exhibition. The centre is within the Angel complex, in the town centre.


BRIGG YOUNGSTERS GET CHANCE TO TAKE OVER

Coun Rob Waltham, pictured in Brigg's Angel Suite.
North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging young people to join in Takeover Week 2014 (17 November to 21 November) where they can take over a range decisions and services.
North Lincolnshire’s Takeover Week is expanding on the national Takeover Day that takes place Friday 21 November. The day gives children and young people the chance to work with adults and be involved in decision-making.
The council has made this into a week-long event to give children and young people more opportunities to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations will get a different perspective on what they do.
There are a number of shadowing opportunities for young people to get involved in and takeover. These include journalism and project development as well as learning about different services.
The opportunities for Takeover Week 2014 have been developed by listening to young peoples’ views, and building on what activities were successful last year.
They include:
  • Being a young reporter for the day at Scunthorpe Telegraph helping to promote young people’s positive activities as well as develop a young person’s newspaper column
  • Visiting Humberside Police Air Response Unit
  • Shadowing Councillor Rob Waltham (Brigg & Wolds), cabinet member for People
  • Taking over lessons in a primary school delivering learning about World War One
  • Spending a day working with the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
  • Working and reading with young children to contribute to the development of the Imagination Library
  • Working with older people to share skills
Young people who would like to express an interest in the opportunities need to complete the expression of interest form on the council’s website: www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/children-and-young-people/services-for-young-people/local-takeover-week/.
The completed form should then be emailed to sarah.eales@northlincs.gov.uk or posted to Sarah Eales, Hewson House, Station Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8XJ by Thursday 31 October 2014.
To find out more about Takeover Week and the other opportunities available visit the council’s website: www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/children-and-young-people/services-for-young-people/local-takeover-week/.
Coun Rob said: “Takeover Week is a fantastic opportunity for young people in North Lincolnshire to get an insight into the working world and share their ideas about how they think things can be improved or done differently.
“There are some excellent shadowing opportunities again this year. Last year we had a great response from young people that took part and they were really positive about their experiences.
“Throughout the week I will have a young person shadowing myself again, which I am really looking forward to. They will be able to get a glimpse into what I do day-to-day.” 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

EXTRA MONEY FOR FOUR BRIGG SCHOOLS

Coun Rob Waltham (Brigg and Wolds), North Lincolnshire Council's Cabinet Member for People Services, last night revealed to Brigg Town Council's meeting in the Angel Suite that schools in the town are to get extra funding from next April:
  • Brigg Primary £40,360
  • St. Mary's £30,040
  • Sir John Nelthorpe £128,940
  • Vale Academy £150,390
Rob was sure the cash would be put to good use.