Friday, November 28, 2014

BRIGG BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP REVIEWS 2014 AND LOOKS FORWARD

The annual meeting of the Brigg Town Business Partnership, held on Wednesday night in the upstairs function room at the Buttercross, gave an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of 2014 and to look forward to further successes next year - courtesy of chairman Malcolm Bailey.
The go-ahead partnership holds and supports many regular events in Brigg. And the members are not all shop proprietors, as some might imagine.
Estuary TV gave an interesting presentation, as did Judy from the Heritage Centre, and there was an in-depth police update from PC Jane Proud, who was deputising for Sgt Howard Garlick.
Chris Darlington managed to make re-drafting small print in the constitution a pleasurable task rather than the chore it could so easily have become, while Coun Chris Dyson did likewise with the nomination of officials. Light refreshments were served and enjoyed and a raffle held to help defray costs. 
North Lincolnshire Council  and Brigg Town Council were thanked  for support given in various ways.
The attendance at the AGM was good and it didn't seem  we'd been there two hours when the final business was conducted.



BIGGER BRIGG CHRISTMAS TREE?

We hope you can make it tonight to the Christmas lights switch-on in Brigg town centre. Be there for 4.30pm to ensure a good vantage point. 
The Market Place Christmas tree is now in place, in the usual location near the NatWest Bank. This year's seems to us to be bigger than the one furnished for 2013, about which there were a few moans. 
Many Brigg businesses will be staying open late to give people the chance to shop for Christmas presents. 
Now all we need is half-decent weather!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON IN BRIGG


There's less than 24 hours to go until the new Brigg Christmas lights will be switched on for 2014 in the Market Place, followed by Brigg District Lion's festive fair, with a fine array of stalls and entertainment.
Another newcomer this year, as well as the LED illuminations, will be stalls in The Exchange, off Wrawby Street and Bigby Street, so make a note to pop in and take a look.
The lights switch-on is always a very, very well-attended Brigg event. NOT TO BE MISSED!
For the benefit of those who might not have been before, we advise arriving before 4.30pm, giving time to get parked and make the very short walk into the town centre. 
There will be plenty to do up to 9pm, and beyond.  
The fair is arranged by Brigg District Lions and the lights laid on by Brigg Town Council.
Here's a preview and our estimate of the attendance. 

COUPLE OF TWITTER 'TWEETS'
Sam Arkut ‏@samarkut : Playing at Nelthorpe Arms in Brigg tomorrow night, 8.30pm :) gonna be a gooden! Come on down

Plowright Theatre ‏@theplowright :@DameAnnieFanny & the cast of Dick Whittington are switching on Brigg #Christmas Lights tomorrow! ..Don't forget to book your Panto tickets!

BRIGG FOLK WILL BE HEADING FOR HIBALDSTOW

BY SUE BILSON

Hibaldstow will be holding its annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 6th December, from 10am to 2pm.  There will be a variety of  stalls, including cakes, books, decorations, tombola, quiches, chutneys and many more. There is also a Santa's grotto and games for the children. Refreshments are available. 
We reckon on a decent turn-out of Brigg folk for this community event.

LAST CHANCE FOR BRIGG CONCERT TICKETS


BY SUE HOY

Live music in Brigg gets a real boost this weekend with a great concert at the Angel.
Lincolnshire legend John Conolly, the internationally renowned singer/songwriter will be topping the bill, supported by virtuoso musician and singer, Robin Garside.
Grimsby-based John has toured all over the world and appeared at all the major festivals where his mellow voice and lilting guitar and melodeon accompaniment have brought him wide acclaim. He has also written songs for radio, TV and the stage, perhaps most memorably for ‘The Northern Trawl’. His best known song is undoubtedly ‘Fiddler’s Green’, which has become so much part of the folk fabric that it is assumed by many to be traditional.
Robin Garside hails from South Yorkshire and has often performed alongside his old friend John. A master musician, he plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo to accompany his singing, and describes his style as blues, jazz and bluegrass as well as traditional folk. He too has appeared at a host of major festivals and is a regular at the North’s biggest folk festival, Whitby.
The pair are playing at The Angel Suite on Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm. This promises to be a terrific night, so don’t miss it. Tickets are £9 in advance (£10 on the door) from Brigg Tourist Information and Scunthorpe Central Library.

EVERY LIDL BIT OF EXTRA SHOPPING TIME IS USEFUL

Did you know the Lidl store in Brigg is now open until 9pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive?
That added time is going to be very welcome in the run up to Christmas.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BRIGG CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIA AT BUTTERCROSS


Terry Richards is to deliver a talk called Christmas Nostalgia on Friday, December 5, from 7pm in the  Buttercross. This landmark and listed  building in the Market Place is a very fitting venue, being nearly 200 years old. We bet it has some stories to tell of Christmases past!