Monday, April 24, 2017

BRIGG BIKE NIGHT 2017 - DATE & LOCATION CONFIRMED


Brigg Blog is delighted to be able to confirm that Brigg Bike Night 2017 will be even bigger than last year's very successful event.
Organiser Lucy Fensome - landlady of the Yarborough Hunt pub, pictured above - has received confirmation from the authorities that this year's Bike Night can take place in the Market Place as well as Bridge Street, the usual location.
The major spectator event will be held on Friday, July 7.
We've received some recent inquiries from bikers about the 2017 event.
Make a note of the date - further details to follow on Brigg Blog.

Brigg Bike Night 2016 in Bridge Street


LATEST BRIGG CRIME FIGURES REVEALED


There has been a fall in month-on-month crime in Brigg.
The reduction is revealed in official figures released through www.police.uk showing the number of incidents during February 2017.
That month saw 48 crimes reported within a one-mile radius of Brigg police station - five fewer than during January.

BREAKDOWN OF CRIMES BY CATEGORY FOR FEBRUARY 2017

  • Anti-social behaviour 11
  • Bicycle theft 0
  • Burglary 5
  • Criminal damage and arson 6
  • Drugs 0
  • Other crime 0
  • Other theft 8
  • Possession of weapons 0
  • Public order 3
  • Robbery  0
  • Shoplifting 0
  • Theft from the person 0
  • Vehicle crime 7
  • Violence and sexual offences 8

TOTAL 48

Brigg Blog always likes to give you comparisons with previous years


  • February 2016 - 48 crimes
  • February 2015 - 35 crimes
  • February 2014 - 44 crimes
  • February 2013 - 24 crimes
  • February 2012 - 50 crimes
  • February 2011 - 52 crimes

BRIGG CRICKETERS OPEN THEIR CAMPAIGN


Brigg Town Cricket Club did not enjoy the best of starts to the season in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League, sponsored by Readers.
Saturday saw Brigg visiting the Immingham Blossom Way ground to take on Cleethorpes 4ths in a division four fixture.
Town were short of runs and paid the penalty, losing by seven wickets.
The top five Brigg batsmen managed only 12 runs between them, but Mark Cawkwell (25) and Karl Dixon (34) improved things in the middle-order and Nick Beacock added 11 before being bowled by Jeff Todd, the former Lincolnshire Minor Counties player.
However, Brigg had to be content with a moderate total of 95.
There seemed some hope when Phil Dewfall and Nigel Beacock dismissed the Cleethorpes openers.
But the only other wicket Brigg managed came from Paul Neal,  as the home side clinched a seven-wicket win after 31 overs.
Brigg journey deep into the Isle of Axholme this Saturday (April 29) to take on Haxey 2nds who were also beaten at the weekend.

HOW BRIGG HOUSEHOLDS CAN SAVE MONEY ON THEIR ENERGY BILLS


FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

Do you want to save money on your fuel bills? Sign up to our successful collective switching scheme that aims to help save you time and money on your fuel bills by finding you a better deal.
You could save on average around £320 a year if you sign up to the scheme.
Since collective switching started in August 2013 it has saved residents a total of over £100,000 on their energy bills.
Residents who have benefited from the scheme already highlight the great savings to be made and how simple the switching process is.
Make sure you don’t miss out on these fantastic savings. Sign up to the free collective switching scheme and change your energy supplier.
Around 97 per cent of households that have registered for the scheme benefited from savings.
If you want to save money on your fuel bills, register online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/collective-switching.
It is free to register on the scheme. Registration is open now and you have until 22 May 2017 to sign up. The auction will take place on 23 May 2017. Offers will be issued on 5 June 2017.
Collective switching offers households the opportunity to sign-up to a scheme that allows the council to enter an auction with energy companies on their behalf, to secure a discounted energy price.
The scheme is run in partnership with iChoosr Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of collective switching.
To request a paper registration form or for more information contact the council on 01724 297000 or email housing@northlincs.gov.uk
The deadline for returning paper forms is Friday 19 May.
For further information and to register online, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/collective-switching
Coun John Briggs, Cabinet Member for Commercial Enterprise said: “Now in its fourth year, the collective switching scheme is going from strength to strength. People who have switched suppliers have saved thousands of pounds altogether. You could benefit from this great scheme.
“It is completely free to sign up and what’s better, we do all the hard work for you. You have no reason not to sign up. Register today and you could save money on your bills.”

Sunday, April 23, 2017

COUNTING DOWN TO BRIGG SPORTS CLUB'S BIGGEST EVER GAME


With Brigg Hockey Club  about to play its biggest ever match, a long-serving player has written to the Town Council to highlight what has proved to be a record-breaking season.
Goalkeeper Andrew "Sass" Markham has told the council: "This Saturday, the 29th, sees the first eleven play Southampton Hockey Club in the final of the English Hockey Men's Vase 
"This competition is the Hockey equivalent of the FA Vase which Brigg Town Football Club won twice in the 1990s.
"The game takes place at Lea Valley Sports Centre, in London, at 1pm.
"This game brings the curtain down on the most successful season in the 97-year history of Brigg Hockey Club, having now moved back in to the town after a long absence.
As well as reaching this final, the 1st X1 have this season won the Yorkshire Premier League and with it promotion to the Northern League East. 
"Added to this, each of the other three men's teams have won promotion from their respective Yorkshire Divisions, the 3rd and 4th teams as champions.
"It would be great if Brigg Town Council could see fit to mark this season in some way, though I appreciate hockey has not got the same popularity as football.
"Should members wish to mark it, one suggestion could be at an open day the club have arranged to mark the move back to Brigg on Sunday, May 7th and I would urge members to come down from 10am."

Our picture shows Brigg (green shirts) in action on the new "Blue Astro" pitch at the Recreation Ground during their quarter-final Vase victory. 

BARNETBY END THE FOOTBALL SEASON

Barnetby United lost 5-1 to unbeaten first division champions Brumby in the TSW Printers Scunthorpe & District Football League yesterday, Saturday, April 22.
The villagers' goal came from Dan Greaves.


BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL TO REVIEW ANGEL SUITE CHARGES


Brigg Town Council's monthly meeting will be open to interested members of the public, who may sit and listen to the discussions and ask questions at the appropriate time, if they wish (see below).
The meeting will be held in the Angel Suite on Monday, April 24, stating at 7.15pm.
Entry to the building at night is through the double doors off the rear car park (pictured above).
Items of interest at tomorrow's meeting include:

  • Reviewing the charges for hiring the Angel Suite community venue.
  • Reports on the allotments off Grammar School Road and Atherton Way
  • Request to provide a letter to support a grant application by a canoe club which is active in the Brigg area.
  • Determine the next step in appointing a new Town Clerk, following the resignation of the current post holder. 
  • Update from the three Brigg & Wolds Ward representatives on North Lincolnshire Council - Couns Rob Waltham, Carl Sherwood and Nigel Sherwood.


AGENDA/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.  Members declaring interests should identify the Agenda Item and the type of interest being declared.

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.

i) Full Council Monday 27th March 2017.
           
12. TO RECEIVE REPORTS FROM MEMBERS DELEGATED TO SERVE ON OUTSIDE BODIES.

13. ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT 
a)   To Receive the following Financial Reports and Approve the Accounts for Payment: As at 31st March 2017 for Full Council and the Angel Suite
     
14. TO REVIEW THE CURRENT SCALE OF ANGEL SUITE CHARGES.

15. MEETING DATES FOR THE COUNCIL YEAR 2017/18
To approve the schedule of meeting dates for 2017/18.

16. ALLOTMENTS: 
a)  To Receive a report on any outstanding issues from the clerk:

b)  Redcombe Lane site:

i) To Receive and Consider the site visit report and any observations from the Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.
ii) To Receive and Consider any reports from Countryside Pest Control.

c)  Grammar School Road

i) To Receive and Consider the site visit report and any observations from the 
Allotment Representative, and consider any questions from tenants.
ii) To receive a report from the clerk regarding tenancies relinquished or terminated. 
iii) To Receive and Consider any report from Countryside Pest Control.

17. TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE TOWN COUNCIL, IN RESPECT OF A SPORTS ENGLAND GRANT APPLICATION BY GLANFORD & SCUNTHORPE CANOE CLUB. 

18. IN VIEW OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE BUSINESS ABOUT TO BE TRANSACTED, IT IS ADVISABLE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST THAT THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ARE EXCLUDED AND THEY ARE INSTRUCTED TO WITHDRAW;

19. TO REVIEW THE CURRENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE TOWN CLERK VACANCY AND TO      DETERMINE THE NEXT STEP OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.


Prior to the Council meeting there will be a Planning & Environment Committee meeting, starting at 7pm, also in the Angel Suite. This is also open to the public.

Three pictures showing the Angel Suite set out for functions