Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Brigg Town Council will be launching its Brigg in Bloom community flower planting scheme during the Annual Town Public Meeting, to be held on Monday, March 27, in the Angel Suite, starting at 7.30pm.
This was revealed by Deputy Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall during the council's February meeting, held last night.
Coun Riggall will explain full details during the Annual Town Meeting and there will be a representative present from Immingham Town Council, which has operated such a scheme very successfully.
There will also be a competition to design a logo for 'Brigg in Bloom' involving local schools.
The Annual Town Meeting is open to all interested residents.
Reports will be given on the past 12 months by Brigg Town Council and others.
But, most of all, this is an opportunity for the public to raise issues of interest or concern to them and to question their elected representatives.


Bunting will again be adding a touch of colour to Brigg town centre from late April.
Brigg Town Council has earmarked up to £1,000 for the installation within the town centre.
The matter was raised at last night's council meeting in the Angel Suite by Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley "in response to a suggestion from Brigg Live Arts."
The aim is to have the bunting in place before the Live Arts event to be held in early May.
Councillor Rob Waltham said bunting did a lot for the appearance of the town.
"People like it," he said. "And this is something people expect us to do."
Our picture shows bunting in Wrawby Street on a sunny Sunday during July 2016.


This interesting picture was not taken at some remote spot in South America as the presence of alpacas might suggest.
The location was not far from Brigg and the photographer a former Brigg Town cricketer.
Dennis Allison recorded the tranquil scene on Grasby Lane, near Caistor.
He was a notable left-arm fast bowler who had a season with Brigg in the 1970s but is better known for his many years with the Caistor club.
Dennis is known to one and all in local sport as Wes - the Christian name being shared with West Indies pace ace Wes Hall.

One of his Brigg Town team-mates in the 1970s was Brian Parker (pictured above), a current member of Brigg Town Council. Brian was a batsman, though, and also went on to play for Caistor.
We came past the Britannia Inn, Brigg, last night (Monday) and through the window observed what looked like a meeting of Brigg Town Cricket Club taking place.
Not long now until the players begin a new season in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League.


There's a charity fundraiser to enjoy on licensed premises in Brigg tonight (Tuesday, February 28).
It's a Viking FM Cash 4 Kids charity quiz.
The location is the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, and the fun starts at 9pm.
"Bring a mobile or tablet," is the instruction to competitors.




North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust has got four pairs of VIP experience tickets to the 2017 X Factor Live tour to giveaway in a raffle.
The star-studded X Factor roadshow rolls into Leeds First Direct Arena on Saturday 11 March and you could experience all of this from the front stalls!
See all of your favourite acts up close and personal, including winner Matt Terry, finalist Saara Aalto and Honey G, performing their hits from the show and classic covers.
This package is extra special, giving winners the VIP treatment and the chance to meet and greet the stars backstage.
To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, please enter the raffle. It costs just £1 for a ticket and they are available at the following locations from Thursday 23 February:

  • The Pods, Scunthorpe
  • Hewson House, Station Road, Brigg
  • Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
  • Church Square House, Scunthorpe
  • North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe
  • North Lincolnshire Central Library, Scunthorpe

The draw will take place on Friday 3 March. Make sure you don’t miss out and get your raffle tickets before then.
All of proceeds from the raffle will directly support the North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust, a registered charity, and its vital mission to help children and young people discover the joys of reading.
Brian Laws at Elite FA Deals LTD and Mercedes Benz donated the prizes.
Cllr David Rose, a trustee of North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust, said: “Thank you to Brian Laws and Mercedes Benz for supporting North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust and kindly donating the VIP X Factor tickets.
“North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust aims to maximise the impact of investment in early childhood learning and development working with a range of partners. It will build upon all the fantastic achievements made so far with the Imagination Library and ensure the motivation and interest of children and families in literacy is maintained.
“If you are an X Factor fan, this raffle is certainly something you should not miss out on. To make sure you are in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, make sure you get a raffle ticket. Your support for the Children’s Literacy Trust will be greatly appreciated.”
North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a board of trustees. It was established in October 2016.
The main aims of the Children’s Literacy Trust are:

  • To raise awareness and address North Lincolnshire’s literacy challenge to equip children with literacy skills fit for employment and life.
  • Establish literacy programmes, campaigns and partnerships to support and empower North Lincolnshire communities to improve the skills and confidence of those in need of literacy support.
  • Work in partnership with schools, the education sector and business and community partners to identify literacy priorities for children, young people and their families and develop a range of approaches meet local need.
PICTURED ABOVE: Brian Laws, right, attending an event at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe.


The instructions included on this Brigg road sign could hardly be clearer, in our view.
Yet many drivers choose to ignore the restrictions and continue along Cary Lane  beyond the turning circle and into the town centre's Pedestrian Zone, which is meant for shoppers on foot.
The sign says no vehicles except permit holders and for loading. (Note the word: loading)
The blue circle with the red diagonal line means no waiting at any time.
We were pleased to see a North Lincolnshire Council community warden on duty in Brigg town centre the other day.
However, the council has been unable to tell us how many motorists were hit with cash penalties during 2016 for contravening the regulations.
The wardens can't deal with moving vehicles - that's a job for the police. But you don't see many of them on foot patrol in the pedestrian area.
So the years come and go and no-one gets to grips with the issue of drivers flouting the regulations.
We've heard that one pedestrian who complained to a driver in the pedestrian area was told to mind his own business, in no uncertain terms.
We wouldn't suggest anyone tries to take the law into their own hands. But that course of action is hardly surprising. It gets annoying for pedestrians when they are expected to step aside to let vehicles go past.
North Lincolnshire Council's recent statement to Brigg Blog on this issue concluded by saying: "Fortunately, we believe there to be a few isolated incidents of people flouting the rules" and described it as "not a large scale problem."
Make your own mind up on this one, Brigg Blog followers. 


Enjoy a FREE afternoon concert in the Brigg area next month.
It will be given by musicials from the Royal Air Force on Saturday, March 25.
The afternoon of spectacular music will be at St Mary's Church, Wrawby, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
Refreshments will be served during the interval.
Just go along and enjoy...