Sunday, September 24, 2017

BIG HOME WIN FOR BRIGG FOOTBALLERS


Both Brigg and District sides in the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District Football League Second Division recorded home wins yesterday (Saturday, September 23).
Briggensians - based at Sir John Nelthorpe School - enjoying a thumping 7-1  win over Keadby WMC.
Jack Lucas  led the way with a hat-trick and Ben Lingard netted twice, with Matthew Miller and Scott Green  also on the mark.
Briggensians are second in the table behind Barnetby United Reserves, who yesterday won 2-1 over Santon, with goals by Kyle Sylvester and Dave Jordan.
In Division One, Cameron Hill scored twice but Barnetby United's first team lost 3-2 at Scunthonians.
Barnetby have yet to gain a point this season after three outings.



PROPOSED REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF BRIGG TOWN COUNCILLORS TO BE CONSIDERED


Brigg Town Council's September meeting will include determining a response to the suggested reduction in the number of councillors it has from 19 to nine.
North Lincolnshire Council is considering altering the number of seats on town authorities within its area.
At the meeting on Monday (25th) in the Angel Suite, starting at 7.15pm, Brigg Town Council will consider the issue.
If the Community Governance Review proposal to reduce the number of town councillors goes through, it is expected to become effective at the next election when Brigg folk go to the polls.
Monday's meeting is open to interested members of the public - either to listen to the discussions or to raise items of interest to them during Public Question Time.
Other items to be considered are the town centre Christmas lights switch-on and three applications for grants by local groups.

BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED
1. Notice convening the meeting.
2. To Receive Apologies and Reasons for Absence
3. To Consider the suspension of the Meeting for the Purpose of Prayer.
4.    a)  To Record any Declarations of Interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items listed below. 
    b)  To note any dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of the Agenda Items listed below.
5.    Police Matters   
6.     To receive any correspondence (for information only).
7.    To receive the update on any outstanding issues from the clerk.
8.    Public Question Time
9.    To Receive any Questions from Members.
10.    To Receive a report from the North Lincolnshire Ward Councillors.
11.    a) TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE THE MINUTES, AS CIRCULATED,  OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES AND SUB-COMMITTEES.
i. Full Council Monday 24 July 2017
ii. Planning Committee    Monday 24 July 2017
iii. Planning Committee    Monday 4 September 2017
iv. Brigg in Bloom  Monday 4 September 2017
12.    To receive reports from members delegated to serve on outside bodies.
13.    TO DETERMINE THE TOWN COUNCIL’S RESPONSE TO THE COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW
14.    TO DETERMINE THE TOWN COUNCIL’S RESPONSE TO THE BRIGG MASTERPLAN CONSULTATION
15.     ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
a)  To Receive the following Financial Reports and Approve the Accounts for Payment:  As at 31 July and 31 August 2017 for Full Council and the Angel Suite
16.    CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
i. TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSALS FROM LINCS FM
ii. TO NOTE THE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST RECEIVED REGARDING A TENDER FOR THE NEXT THREE YEAR CONTRACT
17.    TO CONSIDER GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR
    i    Brigg Town Partnership – Christmas Events
    ii    Brigg Rotary Club – Crocus Planting for Polio
    iii    Brigg Angels W.I. – Christmas Meal

18.    TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR SUPPORT AND FUNDING FOR THE ARCHES PROJECT
19.    TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR LITTER BIN ON WOODBINE AVENUE ESTATE
20.    TO APPROVE SLCC MEMBERSHIP FOR THE CLERK

DOZEN JOBS ON OFFER THROUGH NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL


North Lincolnshire Council is currently advertising a dozen job vacancies in the Brigg area.
The locations vary from the Hewson House offices on Station Road, pictured above, to Ancholme Leisure Centre, Sir John Nelthorpe School and Brigg Primary School.
One of the jobs carries an annual salary of £45k to £50k.
Use this link to view all the vacancies, find out full details and even submit your application online...


BRIGG TAPAS FANS READ ON...


Brigg foodies who like  some tasty tapas can book places at a Portuguese Theme Evening coming up on Tuesday 26th September (serving between 6pm and 8.30pm).
The venue is the Jolly Miller pub/restaurant on Brigg Road, Wrawby.
Head chef Richard Smith, who is very well-known in Brigg, lived and worked in the Algarve, Portugal, for five years and has an extensive knowledge of the region's cuisine.
Dishes include Sardinahs Grillado, Feijoada com porco a batatas and Arroz Doce.
Booking advisable, says the eatery - £19.95p per diner.
Call 01652 655658 or email enquiries@jollymiller.co.uk
There will be a Greek Night at the Jolly Miller on October 24 and a Mexican Night on November 21.

LINCOLNSHIRE DAY 2017 TO FEATURE TALK ABOUT PINGLEY CAMP, BRIGG


Lincolnshire Day 2017 - on Sunday, October 1 - is fast approaching.
People from the Brigg area may be interested in attending a range of events coming up on the day we celebrate all that's good about the historic old county.
The Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology, the Kirton in Lindsey Society and the Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Town Hall are organising displays, bookstalls, talks, walks, family events and activities - all on a 'history and heritage' theme.
There will also be Lincolnshire-sourced refreshments, including ploughman’s lunches,  plum bread, hot dogs and a raffle for a Lincolnshire-themed food hamper.
At 11.45am, Pat Horton will be presenting a talk called The Life and Death of Pingley Prisoner of War Camp - A look at the development, re-use and demise of Pingley Prisoner of War Camp  on Bigby High Road, just outside Brigg, including real-life stories of those who farmed, lived and worked there. The cost is £2 and the venue Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Hall, DN21 4LZ.
Book a place by calling 01522 521337.
Further information and a booking form can be accessed through this link...



PICTURED: The Lincolnshire flag flying in a Brigg  garden.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

KEYO BRIGG SPRINT TRIATHLON 2017 - KEEP A LOOK OUT TOMOROW FOR THESE 20 ATHLETES FROM OUR TOWN


Many people in Brigg will turn out to watch the annual Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon in the town tomorrow morning (Sunday, September 24). It is sponsored by a firm well-known in the town.
The Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon is again being organised  by the hard-working Lincsquad group.
Competitors will be swimming at Scawby Brook's Ancholme Leisure Centre, taking to the saddle for 20km cycling and then finishing off with a 5km road run.
The latter two sections will involve streets within Brigg, where many folk like to spectate - Brigg Blog included.
We suggest positioning yourself on Bridge Street, in the Market Place or down Elwes Street/Cadney Road between 10am and 11.30am.
North Lincolnshire Council says its Ancholme Leisure Centre car park will be CLOSED until midday tomorrow (24.09.17) due to the Annual Brigg Sprint Triathlon.
Both Swimming Pools & the Health Suite will also be closed until midday because of the event.
Customers are being asked "to find alternative parking in Brigg."
The remainder of the centre will be open as usual, including:

  • The Gym
  • Squash Courts
  • The Sports Hall
  • Body Pump Class, 9:30am to 10:30am
  • HiiT Core Class, 10:30am to 11am
"Sorry for any inconvenience, says the council.
 
Competitors  from a very wide area, including Brigg, Broughton and surrounding villages, Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Hull and Doncaster have entered.
Watch out for the following Brigg entrants, identified by their bib numbers:

  • 230 Katie Scutt
  • 223 Brian Precious
  • 212 Gill Ayling
  • 211 Lisa Clark
  • 203 Richard Coleman
  • 186 Isabel Turkington
  • 183 Darren Scutt
  • 181 Nick Fish
  • 148 Gemma Catley
  • 140 Neil Johnson
  • 99 Jane Taylor
  • 83 Craig Day
  • 76 David Plunkett
  • 64 Sheehan Quirke
  • 38 Will Hartley
  • 24 Matt Austin
  • 20 Phil Gibbs
  • 21 Oliver Whelpton
  • 12 D Ellid
  • 8 Christopher Gibbs
View more about the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon through this link...

PICTURED: Action from the 2016 Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon last September.

INFLUX OF FANS EXPECTED AT BRIGG RAILWAY STATION




We note that Brigg Town Football Club will be hosting Retford United at The Hawthorns on Saturday, September 30.
That's in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League First Division (3pm KO).
We are wondering how many Retford fans will decide to take the Saturdays-only direct train service from their North Nottinghamshire town to Brigg railway station.

We expect that quite a few will choose to travel by train.
Retford are known as the Badgers and will be taking on our Zebras.
Like Brigg, Retford play in black and white so telling the two sets of fans apart might be difficult.