Tuesday, July 22, 2014

21st CENTURY REFURBISHMENT OF BRIGG HISTORY

Brigg Town Council is meeting the cost of refurbishing information boards with historic significance.
The Brigg Urban District Council Toll Boards, sited on the gable end of the Nelthorpe Arms and on the outside wall of the China Garden takeaway at the junction of Queen Street/Wrawby Street, will be refurbished at a cost of £360.
The  three historic maps, sited on the exterior wall of the Tourist Information Centre, in College Yard and on the outside wall of the China Garden will be refurbished, including the printing of new maps on acrylic, at a cost of £128 each.

IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ANGEL IN BRIGG

Brigg Town Council is to make improvements to parts of the Angel building in the town centre.
The contracts to undertake the work have gone to local companies.

  • Redecoration of the ballroom (excluding the ceiling).
  • Replacement of floor covering in five areas.
  • Redecoration of the Rotunda, landing area and stairwell.



BRIGG STATION FLOWER POWER MUST WAIT

We attended a recent Brigg Town Council committee meeting in the Angel Suite when an update was given on the plan to install artificial floral displays to improve the look of the railway station "environment."
There has been lack of progress on gaining the required permission to do this and  the Town Council has therefore decided to defer things until next year. 

IS THE LIDL CAR PARK IN BRIGG BIG ENOUGH?

We are delighted to see the success of the new Lidl store in Brigg and to note the trend of increasing sales enjoyed by this company across the UK. 
But sometimes you wonder whether the car park, off Atherton Way, is big enough to hold all the customers' cars.  
If they did decide an extension is required, it seems possible on land a bit nearer to the River Ancholme.
When you near the entrance to the Lidl store, keep an eye out for the blue and white plaque given to the company by Brigg Town Council and fixed to the wall. For Lidl's new Brigg store won an annual award for best building development. 
It's a pleasant walk from Lidl, under the Ancholme Way bridge and along the Old River Ancholme towpath. We sometimes take that route to the town centre after parking up at Lidl and doing a bit of shopping in the store.
This, admittedly, contributes to the problem we mentioned earlier!

NEW BRIGG MOBILE PHONE MAST PLANNED

A planning application for a mobile phone mast on Bigby Road, Brigg, will be considered at a meeting on Monday, July 28.
It is proposed to remove an existing 15m monopole supporting 2 antennas and instal a replacement 17.5m streetpole supporting 3 antennas, 2 dishes, plus replacement cabinets. 
This application will be considered by Brigg Town Council's Planning and Environment Committee at Monday's meeting in the Angel Suite, starting at 6.45pm.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to the discussions.

BRIGG BANNERS AND A-BOARDS BACK ON AGENDA

The topic "Increasing use of advertising banners and A-boards throughout the town" is back on the agenda when Brigg Town Council meets next Monday, July 28 in the Angel Suite, from 7.30pm.
There was a lively discussion about this issue at the June meeting of the authority when it was decided North Lincolnshire Council should be asked to undertake a full audit of the banners and advertising methods currently being used in Brigg and take appropriate action in accordance with the legislation in place that governs advertising. 
In addition, Brigg Town Council asked the North Lincolnshire Council authority to examine the use of A-Boards throughout the town and take such action as is appropriate, within their existing policy, governing the use of A-Boards for advertising.
The Town Council added: "At the same time reassurance should be provided to the business community that the Town Council is not trying to stop businesses from advertising and encouraging trade in the town but it is simply seeking to achieve consistency, otherwise the appearance of the town will soon deteriorate."
At next Monday's meeting in the Angel, town councillors will "consider any response from North Lincolnshire Council."
It's usual for up to three members of the North Lincolnshire Council cabinet of top councillors to attend such monthly meetings in Brigg. So even if there's no official letter back from the relevant council department(s) it could be there will be a verbal update from the cabinet attendees.
All Brigg Town Council meetings are open to interested members of the public. So why not pop along? Item 11 on Monday's agenda is Public Question Time, offering ocal people the chance to raise issues of interest/concern to them.

Monday, July 21, 2014

£2,500 FOR BRIGG NETBALL CLUB

North Lincolnshire Council has awarded over £180,000 from its Community Grant Fund, showing its support for community groups and individuals.
The Community Capital Grant Programme helps community sport, arts or heritage capital projects.
  • Cadney All Saints’ Church received £15,000 to help with the refurbishment of the church hall. This will allow the hall to be used as a community building.
  • Brigg and District Netball Club received £2,500 to help towards the cost of premises hire for junior netball sessions.
  • Hibaldstow Parish Council  received £2,200 to buy two new notice boards for the village.
  • Barnetby Parish Council, the Recreation Field Trust received £100,000 to help with the cost of improving community facilities including a Multi-Use Games Area and skate park.
Former Brigg Town Mayor Coun Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for customer services, sport and leisure, said: "In North Lincolnshire we have some fantastic groups that really do a lot towards helping to improve their community, and it’s something that we as a council are certainly willing to support.
“Not only does the Community Grant Fund support individuals, it supports all community groups, from clubs to charities to community buildings. It helps individuals to achieve the best of their ability and helps towards making community groups stronger.
“If you think you could benefit from the Community Grant Fund then apply today. All the details can be found on the council website at www.northlincs.gov.uk/grant-funding