Monday, September 29, 2014

BRIGG FOOTPATH IMPROVEMENTS ON WAY


We can expect improvements to Clothes Hedge footpath in Brigg.
This is a public walkway which runs from the junction of Yarborough Road and St Helen's Road as far as Churchill Avenue. The narrow path runs between back gardens, with high fences and brickwork marking the boundary. 
Attempts were made many years ago to close the path, but this met with considerable opposition.
The path runs parallel to St James' Road and Churchill Avenue and some may feel it has little practical use. However, you often see dog-walkers using it, while groups of boot-wearing ramblers sometimes take the route.
The public footpath continues on the opposite side of Churchill Avenue, crossing the fields to Wrawby.
The odd name relates to a bygone era when women hung their washing out on  hedges to dry. This was long before the growth of the housing estate, of course.



BRIGG AND A CASE OF AFTER THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW

Brigg Blog reported on Saturday how the warm and sunny weather had brought shoppers out in force and set the tills ringing in local shops, with hundreds of people from out of town joining locals to tour the monthly farmers' market and adjoining general market.
In the name of balanced reporting, we have to point out that Saturday evening was in total contrast. 
Things were very quiet pub-wise, with the exception of the Dying Gladiator which was so busy late on that we decided not to wait and went elsewhere.
It was quiet in the Black Bull, the Britannia and the Servicemen's Club. 
 It was a nice evening, in terms of weather. So had folk spent all their money earlier in the day?

RUSSIAN CAR SPOTTED IN BRIGG

You don't see many Lada cars about in the Brigg area these days but we spotted one near the A18 at the weekend.
They were imported in large numbers by ship to the North Bank and there was a dealership in Scunthorpe which sold them from the 1970s onwards.
The example we saw was a later model and a saloon car, rather than the estate version.
They were cheap, compared to British cars of the period.

THE WAY BRIGG PEOPLE REGISTER TO VOTE IS CHANGING


Brigg adults are receiving an important letter in the post from North Lincolnshire Council, headed Your vote matters - the way you register to vote is changing.
Most of us have been automatically re-registered under the new system and need to take no action. The letter just re-assures us that all's well.
However, if such a letter does not come your way, please check to ensure you will still be able to vote at forthcoming elections. For there will be Parliamentary, North Lincolnshire and Brigg Town elections in 2015.
Find out more at www.gov.uk/yourvotematters AND www.northlincs.gov.uk/vote
You can also email elections@northlincs.gov.uk
There's a consultation under way at the moment about polling stations. Are people satisfied with the current arrangements? 
Brigg Town Council can see no reason to request any alterations. Indeed, there's been praise for North Lincolnshire Council staff who run proceedings when we go to the polls.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BRIGGENSIANS GIVE SCOTTER UNITED A HARD CONTEST

Brigg team Briggensians lost their TSW Printers Scunthorpe & District Football League cup-tie yesterday.
They lost 4-3 at home to Scotter United  in the first round of the E C Surfacing Ltd Sporting Shield.
But it was a praiseworthy performance from division three Briggensians against division one opposition.
The Brigg side's goals came from J Stothard, N Gallafent and S Briscoe.
On Saturday, October4, Briggensians are at home to Scunthonians in the TSW Printers Challenge Cup first round.

DIVISION THREE
                                                             P   W   D   L    F    A  Diff Pts
      CROSBY COLTS JNR           3   2   0   1    8    2   6    6
      EPWORTH TOWN RES         2   2   0   0    6    4   2    6
      BARNETBY UNITED RES       1   1   0   0   18    1  17    3
      WESTWOODSIDE RANGERS  1     1   0   0   15    0  15    3
      SCOTTER UNITED RES         3   1   0   2   11    7   4    3
      SIX BELLS                              2   1   0   1    8    6   2    3
      LIMESTONE RANG RES       2   1   0   1    4    8  -4    3
      BRIGGENSIANS                   0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0
      SANTON                                  1   0   0   1    1   18 -17    0

      MIDTOWN UNITED                 3   0   0   3    3   28 -25    0 

THE NEW PIGEON CAPITAL OF BRIGG



Mention was made of Cressey Yard at a recent Brigg Town Council meeting, with suggestions that pigeon droppings are making this a very messy walkway for shoppers between Old Courts Road and Wrawby Street.
Brigg Blog winged its way down this morning and was soon able to confirm that this is a real problem area for pigeons. The pavement is covered with white, smelly droppings.
What’s needed is speedy action to get rid of the pigeon population and a good wash down and disinfecting of Cressey Yard.

In recent years, several building in Brigg town centre have been favourite spots for pigeons –until action was taken.


BRIGG BASH WILL REMEMBER PRINCESS

The next meeting of Brigg Amateur Social Historians is coming up. So make a date in our diary or planner.
It will be held on Tuesday, October 7 at Brigg Servicemen’s Club, adjoining the town’s main car park, starting at 8pm.
Marilyn Roberts will present an illustrated talk, The Excellent Princess – Lady Anne Mowbray.
My Lady was very well-known in Lincolnshire, being born in 1472.

Admission to BASH meetings is free, a raffle will be help to help towards costs, and light refreshments will be provided.