Thursday, July 02, 2015

MORE BRIGG INFORMATION BOARDS COULD BE ON THE WAY

The Town Council has considered a request from Brigg Town Business Partnership for funding towards the installation of extra information boards at key points.
Funding options are being looked at and a report will be prepared for councillors to consider in the new future.

TRADITIONAL BRIGG EVENTS UNDER REVIEW

At the latest meeting of Brigg Town Council, Coun Mike Campion reviewed annual civic events, including the Town Mayor's Coffee Morning, Civic Night at the Brigg Amateur Operatic Society Show, the Civic Service and the Civic Dinner.
Coun Campion felt the number of councillors attending some civic events was very poor and  suggested the Town Council should review the situation in a year's time.
This is expected to be done in June 2016.




BRIGG MEMORIAL TO BE DISCUSSED

When Brigg Town Council's Property & Services Committee meets in the Angel Suite Lounge on Wednesday, July 8, from 7.30pm, councillors will discuss potential options for the repair/upgrade of the Holocaust Memorial and Water Feature in the Angel Courtyard.
There will also be updates on the allotments in Redcombe Lane and Grammar School Road and the Angel Suite.

TREE FELLING PLANNED IN BRIGG

Brigg Town Council's Planning & Environment Committee will meet in the Angel Suite Lounge on Wednesday 8th July  at 7.00 pm. This meeting is open to interested members of the public.
Applications to be considered include:

  • Planning permission to erect a single-storey rear extension, a two-storey side extension and single-storey link extension between house and outbuilding.  St. Gerrards, Lindum Crescent.
  • Advertisement consent to display one retrospective fascia sign.  3A Queen Street (NFU Mutual).
  • Notification of proposed work to fell 3 trees within Brigg Conservation Area, 3 Manor House Convent, Bigby Street.

Brigg Town Council can comment on applications but final decisions rest with North Lincolnshire Council.

BRIGG PEOPLE CAN USE NEW ONLINE SERVICE FOR COUNCIL TAX & HOUSING BENEFITS

FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

Accessing and submitting information for the local taxation and benefits service has never been easier now a new online service is available on the council’s website.  
This new service will make it quicker and easier for people to complete forms and inform the service of any changes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
Before, customers would have to contact the service in office hours, which isn’t always convenient for people who work in the week. Now you can access the service at a time to suit you.
There is a range of things you can do online, the council says:

  • Tell us that you have moved house/changed address so that your council tax account can be updated 
  • View your balance and pay your council tax 
  • Apply for Single Residency Discount 
  • Make a new claim for housing benefit 
  • Report a change in circumstances for housing benefit 
  • Apply for housing benefit/council tax reduction 
  • Apply for Discretionary Housing Payment 
  • Check your entitlement via a benefits calculator 

You can access the new online service at: www.northlincs.gov.uk/council-tax-benefits-and-housing
Customers who use the online service will see a range of benefits including:

  • Fewer questions on the online forms compared to the paper forms; the ‘intelligent’ forms will only ask questions relevant to your circumstances. 
  • You do not need to log in to the service. 
  • You can save the form part way through and complete it later if you want to. 
  • You will be able to print a copy of your form, when you have finished it. 

When you complete a form it will tell you what documentary evidence you need to take to a local link to support your claim – this reduces the risk of a wasted visit and speeds up your claim. 
Less queuing and shorter waiting times in the local link; you can visit any of the eight local links in North Lincolnshire. 
Coun Carl Sherwood, of Brigg, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Sport and Leisure, said: “The new local taxation and benefits online service will make a great difference for people. It means that the service can be accessed all day every day rather than during office hours. It is quick and easy to fill in the online forms – saving you lots of time. You can do a whole range of things using the online service from letting us know you have moved house to applying for housing benefit. It will make the whole process much easier for everyone. Take a look at what you can do online at www.northlincs.gov.uk .”




MEET THE NORTHERN RAIL MANAGER IN BRIGG

FROM PAUL JOHNSON

A Northern Rail " Meet The Manager " event will take place in Brigg on Thursday 9th July, from 10.30am - 12.30pm, in the bandstand in the Market Place.
This event, the first one ever in Brigg, has been arranged by the Friends Of The Brigg & Lincoln Lines rail group in partnership with The Gainsborough Rail and Bus Group ( GRaB ) and Northern Rai.
Also attending will be North Lincolnshire Council and other major transport partners. 
The event is for the public and business community of Brigg and the surrounding areas to come and quiz the rail management about the train services to/from Brigg and North Lincolnshire.  

TRADITIONAL BRIGG SUMMER EVENT

Brigg Methodist Church will be holding a traditional garden party.
It will take place on Saturday, July 11, from  2pm to 5pm.
The venue is the church, on the corner of Barnard Avenue and Wesley Road.
Attractions include cream teas and a treasure hunt.