Thursday, August 29, 2013

GET ON YOUR BIKE IN BRIGG, URGES EX-MAYOR


Top Tory Lord (Norman) Tebbit's 'get on your bike' comment is very well-known. Now a local politician Coun Carl Sherwood,  Cabinet Member of North Lincolnshire Council and a former Town Mayor of Brigg, is urging people in the area to get astride their cycles. You may well have seen the Sky Ride local bike ride posters (eg near the Atherton Way/Barnard Avenue roundabout). 
Rides are suitable for all abilities, whether you are a cycling enthusiast or haven’t ridden a bike for years - just dust off your bike and get cycling again.
The local programme offers a series of free, fun, guided bike rides until the end of September.
Coun Carl - Cabinet member for Customer Services, Sport and Leisure - said: “Sky Ride local bike rides are a great way for all the family to get out and about in North Lincolnshire. The rides have been very popular so far and I’m sure with the summer months ahead more people will want to join in. It’s great that more dates were added to the Sky Ride local bike ride timetable, giving more people the chance to take part.
“The bike rides are suitable for all abilities and you can ride at your own pace. Make sure you register on the Sky Ride website to join in.”
If you would like to join in the Sky Ride local bike rides you will need to register and book your place at www.goskyride.com.
You can also visit www.goskyride.com/north-lincolnshire to find out more information about the rides in North Lincolnshire and other opportunities to take part in.


ANCHOLME LEISURE CENTRE SEEKING FOLLOWERS FROM BRIGG

They've established a Twitter account for Ancholme Leisure Centre, which is owned and operated by North Lincolnshire Council. It's called Ancholme LC and the address is @AncholmeLC if you want to become a follower. We expect it to carry public information relating to the centre at Scawby Brook - just a few yards outside Brigg.

CHRISTMAS FARE FOR BRIGG TOWN FC

A glance down the Brigg Town Football Club fixtures for the festive season shows the Zebras will be away to Lincoln United on Boxing Day (Dec 26) and then visiting Sutton Coldfield two days later (Saturday). The Hawthorns faithful will have to wait until New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, for a home game, Goole AFC providing the opposition.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR BRIGG JAY WALKERS

You can encounter jay walkers wandering about well before 7am most mornings in Brigg - and even in the middle of the A18. We are not talking about folk wending their way home after a night out but pigeons that seem oblivious to oncoming traffic. There used to be something in the Highway Code about  not sounding your car horn in a built -area overnight. These pesky pigeons often leave drivers with no alternative, unless they are going to run them down.

FREE NIGHT OF NOSTALGIA IN BRIGG


Seeing posters on display in Brigg town centre locations reminded us to remind you that next Tuesday sees a free night of nostalgia on offer, courtesy of the BASH group, as another season gets underway.
Looking at Brigg's Past - an illustrated talk - will be delivered by chairman Josie Webb on September 3 at the Servicemen's Club, adjoining the Old Courts Road car park (8pm).
Admission is free to the monthly meetings of Brigg Amateur Social Historians.

SYRIA CRISIS UPDATE FROM THE BRIGG AND GOOLE MP

Andrew Percy MP outside his office in Bigby Street, Brigg

Andrew Percy - the MP for Brigg ang Goole - has emailed many people in our area  with an update on the situation about Syria and what action the UK may take.
Andrew says: "Since I e-mailed out a couple of days ago asking your views on Syria, I have been inundated with responses from local residents. I have tried to reply individually to as many of these as possible, but if I have not yet got around to replying to yours, please accept my apologies.
"The vast majority of respondents tell me that they oppose military action at this time. Perhaps because of this concern, the motion before the House of Commons today is significantly different to what we originally expected. The House of Commons this afternoon is not being asked to vote on military action, such a vote will now take place at a different time. I welcome this retreat and I’m enclosing a copy of the motion before the House of Commons today. I would welcome your feedback on this motion as I now agree with much in it, and also welcome the fact that support for it would not authorise military action. However, there is still a mention of possible military action in the future, albeit there would have to be another vote of Parliament before such action."
This is only a brief extract from Andrew's update. You can email him - andrew.percy.mp@parliament.uk

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BRIGG FOODBANK UPDATE

The people behind establishing the Brigg Food Bank are hoping for strong community support at the Public Meeting planned for Thursday, September 5 in St Mary's Church Hall, Barnard Avenue, at 7.30pm.

WHO'S BEEN READING BRIGG BLOG FROM AFAR

From time to time we like to use the impressive Google statistical service to bring you up to date with who's been reading Brigg Blog across the world. Our top 10 audience over the past month, ranked by country, is:


  1. United Kingdom (obviously!)
  2. United States
  3. Germany
  4. Russia
  5. Poland
  6. France
  7. Canada
  8. China
  9. Ukraine
  10. New Zealand


TALES OF THE HUN EXPECTED IN BRIGG OVER THE COMING MONTHS

It will be the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One in 2014 and talks have already been held about what Brigg might do to mark the milestone next year. We expect details to be firmed up over the next century. It would be good if family snaps in Brigg household collections, plus languishing in old drawers and cabinets, could be copied for display. We have some our granddad, Charles Taylor, who was in "The Lincolns" as were many men from the Brigg area. He was wounded twice but survived, ending military life as a sergeant. Being too old "for the second lot" in 1939-45 he was an NCO in the Brigg Home Guard.
We were meaning to watch the recent TV documentary about the German Zeppelin raids on Britain during the First World War but managed to miss it. Wasn't there supposed to have been a bomb dropped by one of these airships near Wrawby? Hopefully they will repeat the programme and we can catch it second time round.

COUNTING DOWN TO BRIGGSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY

Watch the promotional video for the Briggstock festival in Brigg Market Place on Saturday, August 31, from 11am, through this link The other good news is that souvenir T-shirts are now available. See town centre businesses for details or get one on the day.
There's an extensive preview of Briggstock in the Scunthorpe Telegraph issue on sale from tomorrow, August 29.

BRIGG CAR SALES APPLICATION LODGED WITH PLANNERS

Planning permission to retain change of use of land to car sales, and the siting of a portable building on a permanent basis, is being sought from North Lincolnshire Council by Riverside Motors, off Bridge Street, Brigg (sited close to the bridge over the New River Ancholme).

HAT-TRICK OF RECORDS SET BY BRIGG TOWN CRICKET CLUB


It's proved a memorable season for Brigg Town Cricket Club, with records smashed.
Read more through this link

IF YOU ARE DOING BRIGG FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH, READ ON...

Many people in Brigg and district are researching their family history. Others will be seeking information about topics as diverse as football and transport. If you, friends and family, are among them, here's some exciting news from Lincolnshire County Council...
Three centuries of local news is now available online at Lincolnshire Archives and libraries.
Millions of articles from UK newspapers dating back to 1700 can now be searched for free at the click of a button using the British Newspaper Archive.
The vast online database contains digital versions of newspapers held at the British Library.  The collection is described as one of the finest in the world and includes five of Lincolnshire's most historical newspapers.
The Lincolnshire Echo, Grantham Journal, Lincolnshire Chronicle, Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser and Britain's oldest newspaper The Stamford Mercury, as well as more than 220 others from across the UK, are now all just a click away.
Jonathan Platt, head of libraries, says: "Previously, the county's historical newspapers have only been available on microfilm or original print, making it difficult for local researchers to find and look at what they need.  A search of the UK's papers would've required a trip to the British Library in London.  Now, researchers, family historians and history buffs need only log-on at their nearest library.
"Lincolnshire libraries have always collected and preserved local newspapers for current and future generations.  By providing digital access to these valuable resources, we hope to encourage people to explore more of their local and family history.  With all the other free resources available in libraries, The Collection and at Lincolnshire Archives, such as census records, the information about our past is now easier to uncover than ever before."
Full content of the papers is available, including news articles, family notices, letters to the editor, obituaries and advertisements.
The British Newspaper Archive is available from computers or via Wi-Fi in libraries and the Lincolnshire Archives.  Up to 10 people across the network can use it at any one time.  Users don't require their library card to access the service, but will need to register and create an account.
The British Newspaper Archive contains more than 220 historical local newspapers from across the UK, from The Cornishman to The John O' Groat Journal.  It includes the Lincolnshire Echo (from 1893 to 1911), Grantham Journal (from 1854 to 1914), Lincolnshire Chronicle (from 1833 to 1904), Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser (from 1859 to 1910), and Britain's oldest newspaper The Stamford Mercury (from 1714 to 1912).
Brigg Blog readers may be unaware that papers in decades and centuries past carried news about towns and villages much further afield than you might think. The much-missed Lincolnshire Times, for example, even in the 1960s, carried news about places well south of Louth. The same well well apply in reverse. So it's worth checking this archive for news of the Brigg area.
We have just put in a request, on behalf of Brigg district people, to see whether Lincolnshire County Council can supply us with a weblink so people in the north of the old county can access the information, rather than driving over to a Lincolnshire library. If one exists we will add it to this post. 

REPLY FROM THE COUNCIL, AUG 29: You can only access the site through computers in Lincolnshire libraries / Lincolnshire Archives. People can find their nearest library by going online to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/libraries 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NEW SHOP FOR OLD BRIGG SITE


Planning permission has been granted for change of use of the old Brigg fire station on Wrawby Street to a retail shop and self-contained flat. John Moore made the application which was approved this week by North Lincolnshire Council.



FOLLOW THIS TRAIN OF THOUGHT TO BRIGG ON SATURDAY

Congratulations to Paul, whose Twitter handle is ‏@North_Commuter, for pointing out to people who use this popular social network that they can let the train take the strain to attend the Briggstock Musical Festival in our town on Saturday, August 31. Paul points out there will be Northern Rail trains from Sheffield at 0919, 1322 and 1723, the times from Cleethorpes being 1144, 1553, 1908. Briggstock runs from 11am into the evening.

BRIGG MP WELCOMES YOUR VIEWS ON SYRIA


"Tell me what you think on Syria," says Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy, who has put out an email today inviting constituents to get back to him with their opinions.
Andrew tells voters: "You pay my wages and I am your representative in Parliament. As such, it is important to know what you think on important issues such as the conflict in Syria. Parliament has been recalled by the Prime Minister this week to discuss this important issue and, ahead of that debate, I want to know what you, my employers, think on this issue. 
"I do not know yet whether the Government is going to propose any sort of military action in Syria. However, I was one of the 81 Conservative MPs who wrote to the Prime Minister before the summer break demanding a vote in Parliament before any action is sanctioned. At that time, I was very strongly of the view that we should not involve ourselves in this issue. 
"I am still very nervous of any British involvement in this conflict. Like most decent folk though, I have been disgusted by the alleged use of chemical weapons on an innocent civilian population. On the one hand I do not want to see such a use go unpunished or ignored by the international community, but nor do I wish to see us dragged into a costly, and potentially very messy, conflict."
Andrew has an office at 40 Bigby Sttreet, Brigg. People can also email  andrew.percy.mp@parliament.uk or call  01652 650094.

TEA DANCES AT BRIGG YOUTH CENTRE


Would you like to learn ballroom dancing? The Tea Dances in Brigg are the perfect opportunity for you to learn from the professionals.
New Tea Dance sessions are being held at Brigg Youth Centre every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm. The tuition sessions start on Wednesday, September 4; this first session will be free and the second session will be half price. After this it will cost £2 per person each session.
Everyone is welcome to attend, no matter what your age or ability. Refreshments will be provided at each session.
For more information about the Tea Dances call Nigel on 07921588728 or Lucy on 07525009909.  

ENJOY BRIGG HALL OF FAME SHOW FOR FREE

Brigg Music Club is to celebrate 16 years on the local scene with a Hall of Fame Show at the Britannia pub, Wrawby Street, on Wednesday, August 28, from 7pm. Entry is free.

Monday, August 26, 2013

BRIGG CORN EXCHANGE REMEMBERED

FROM CLIFF TURNER IN NEW ZEALAND (FORMER BRIGG RESIDENT)

I have only recently discovered that Brigg's Corn Exchange has been demolished. I "trod the boards" there on four occasions in the 1930s. I was an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, the first show put on in Brigg by a very young Joan Dodd (nee Lyon) in 1937 or 1938. My pal Billy Cade was the other Sister. Only one performance was intended but so many people were turned away on the first occasion that we did another performance later. We raised a useful sum for Scunthorpe Hospital.
At the Grammar School speech day in 1937 I was a carol singer in a short play put on by Form 4a. The school magazine described the carol singers as being "valiantly led by Turner".
At about the same time the school entered a choir in the Brigg Musical Festival. We were coached  Mr Pratt and Mr "Tiger" Richardson. We had to sing two songs; one was "The sky's a fairy field at night", the other was about pirates "Up with the Jolly Roger, boys." Only two choirs competed; the other was from a girls' school and we were not amused when the adjudicator said that the girls sang the pirate song better than we did. Guess who won.

BRIGG TOWN CRICKET CLUB SEEKING TO SWITCH LEAGUES

Brigg Town Cricket Club has applied to rejoin the Lincolnshire League Cricket League and the application will be considered at the competition's AGM in October. Brigg have spent the past few seasons in the East Yorkshire League, having been members of the Lincs League prior to that.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

CLEANING JOB GOING IN BRIGG

North Lincolnshire Council is looking for a cleaner -10 hours a week - at Hewson House offices in Station Road, Brigg. Full details through this link.

BRIGG URGED TO BE ALERT TO BOGUS CALLERS

Brigg Town Business Partnership has circulated the following police press release warning the public to take care:

A warning is being sent to people in North Lincolnshire to advise people against giving out personal information such as address, contact details and personal financial information over the telephone.
On Monday 20 August police received a number of calls from people in North Lincolnshire who had been telephoned by somebody claiming to be an officer from Humberside Police. The person on the phone made a number of allegations in what appeared to be an attempt to obtain personal information from the person who answered the phone. The caller told the call taker that they had their home address details and they required their bank account information.
The calls which were made have raised a number of concerns, which are now being investigated by police. An officer has been to visit some of the people who were called to provide reassurance.
Often people who are targeted in this way are the elderly and vulnerable members of the community, however these calls can be made to anyone and they can happen at any time of the day or night.
Humberside Police would like to reassure people that officers would NEVER call a member of the public, in an ad hoc way, to encourage them to report a crime or to advise somebody they have been a victim of crime. It should also be noted that Humberside Police also do not make calls to people and/or businesses in an attempt to sell some form of advertising.
If a member of the public or a local business is approached in this way, then they are advised to call police and not to hand over any confidential or personal information over the phone.
On occasions people may also be approached at their home addresses by people trying to sell things and/or to offer their services. Sometimes these can be legitimate, but also be aware that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.
If you have been a victim of any form of fraud then you are encouraged to call Action Fraud tel 0300 123 2040.

You can report any offences such as these to Humberside Police tel 101 or call Crimestoppers tel 0800 555 111. You can also visit the Humberside Police website for advice on crime prevention.

MAKE A NOTE TO ATTEND THE NEXT BRIGG WEDDING FAYRE



Brigg Town Council's Karen Deeley (pictured below) has reminded us that the Angel Suite's next wedding fayre is coming up  on Sunday, September 8, from 10am to 3pm. Further details to follow nearer the time. Meanwhile, make a note to attend and take a look. There will be lots of stands offering a range of wedding services for brides and grooms.




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

HELP BRIGG TOWN FC DURING THE CLUB'S 150th SEASON

Do you want to help Brigg Town Football Club during the Zebras' historic 150th season? The club needs match and match ball sponsors urgently. Please call Matt on 07415 068996.

HOW BRIGG FAMILIES CAN GET NEW WASTE COLLECTION BOXES AND BINS

It's some years now since North Lincolnshire Council introduced its range of bins and boxes so households can assist with meeeting the recycling targets. Our blue (newspaper) bin developed a big crack up one side. We contacted the council and they endeavoured to replace it free of charge inside five working days. And that's just what they did. Many other Brigg households will find themselves in a similar position. If yours is among them, just email WasteManagement@northlincs.gov.uk

FOUR BRIGG PLANNING APPLICATIONS STILL TO BE CONSIDERED

North Lincolnshire Council has just announced decisions on several Brigg planning applications (see later posts today). However, the following are still awaiting rulings from the planners:

  • Planning permission to retain relocation of an extraction flue at 7 Bigby Street (Diya Spice takeaway).
  • Planning permission to demolish eight garages and replace with new ones, South View Avenue.
  • Planning permission for alterations and extensions to existing dwelling including raising the height of the roof to provide extra living accommodation at first floor level, 36 Bigby High Road.
  • Advertisement consent to display one illuminated sign at Horse Fair Paddock, off Barnard Avenue.



CHANGES APPROVED TO COUNTY BRIDGE IN BRIGG

Listed building consent has been granted to Anglian Water Services replace a cast iron water main on the County Bridge in Brigg

DECISIONS DUE SHORTLY ON BRIGG SCHEMES

Two Brigg planning applications are now "under consideration" at North Lincolnshire Council with decisions expected to be announced shortly.
Change of use of the old fire station in Wrawby Street to a shop with flat, and carrying out alterations and extensions at 4 and 4a Alexandria Terrace, Bridge Street (near Kiln Lane).

BEAUTY SALON GO-AHEAD IN BRIGG

Planning permission for change of use at the Everything Animal premises in Old Courts Road, Brigg,  to a beauty/holistic therapy salon has been granted by North Lincolnshire Council.

BRIGG SHOP FRONT APPROVED

North Lincolnshire Council has granted planning permission to retain a shop front at 24 Glebe Road, Brigg

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BRIGG 10K POPPY RACE


The Brigg 10k Poppy Race which will be run on Sunday, October 27.  Race entries will be limited to 300 runners with 50 places currently reserved for those wishing to complete the Military Challenge.
All proceeds, after costs, will be donated to the Brigg & District Branch Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
The organisers are looking for volunteer marshalls to help assist in providing a safe event.
If you are interested, please get in touch. Email admin@brigg10k.co.uk or use this link to visit the official website




ALREADY COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS TO CHRISTMAS IN BRIGG

Brigg District Lions have already used Facebook to invite us to the Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on which will take place on Friday, November 29 at 5pm in the Market Place. Make a note in your diary/planner/organiser for what is one of the town's major annual events.  

BRIGG TINTAB HAS NO 'S'

The Tintab in all its glory! 

BY-EMAIL FROM FORMER BRIGG MAN CLIFF TURNER IN NEW ZEALAND

I recently came across a reference to Tintabs and was astonished to find that the structure I knew in my youth has acquired an  "s". It was given to Brigg in the 1930s by a Mr Andrews, who lived just over the railway crossing on Bigby Road, and was always called the Tintab because an attached framed verse from the Bible contained the word "tabernacle" .

NF adds: For the benefit of general visitors to our site we'd better explain that the structure is near the Monument (war memorial) and gives people somewhere to sit and/or chat. It's also popular with those eating fast food late at night. Are we right in thinking that less beer and cider - canned and bottled - is consumed there than was the case a few years ago?

BRIGG TOWN CRICKETERS IN THE RUNS AGAIN

Brigg Town Cricket Club rattled up another good score on Saturday. Playing  Humberside Police north of the river, Brigg scored 220 for six in 40 overs. The Police made 150 for eight in reply. This game was in division two of the East Yorkshire Alliance and Brigg took 12 points for the draw.

WORTH A RIDE OUT FROM BRIGG TO VIEW CLASSIC CARS

Brigg Blog does not usually publicise events well outside the town boundary. But as our own classic vehicle event this summer had to be cancelled we are going to make an exception for the Vintage Car extravaganza at Waters' Edge Country Park in Barton this weekend.
On Sunday,  August 25 some 75 vintage vehicles will descend on for park for a classic  rally. The event, that takes place between 10am and 4pm, celebrates 100 years of Morris Motors and will feature over 60 vintage cars, plus vintage fire engines and motorcycles.
Over half of the vehicles will be Morris Minor vans and cars.  There will also be a range of vintage classics on show ranging from Bentleys and Skodas.
The Morris Minor Owners' Club North Lincolnshire Branch has organised the event. There’s free parking on site and free admission to the Visitor Centre complete with a cafĂ©, shop and children’s play areas.
Coun  Liz Redfern, the leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is the first time the event has been held at Waters' Edge and will give visitors the unique opportunity to see the vintage classics against the backdrop of the Humber Bridge and the 86 acre country park. Waters' Edge is a fantastic setting for this event and will show the vintage cars at their best. The event will appeal to vintage vehicles enthusiasts and those just wanting something different to do this weekend."
Regarding Morris Minors, who remembers the small business in Brigg - somewhere near Engine Street - that did them up about 30 years ago? Weren't they mainly for export overseas?




Monday, August 19, 2013

SKY RIDE FROM BRIGG ON SATURDAY

With the huge success of the Sky Ride local bike rides in North Lincolnshire British Cycling have added additional rides to the programme for August.

These rides are taking place on:
  • Saturday 24 August at 10am from The Angel car park in Brigg through to Cadney and Howsham stopping at a cafe before returning to Brigg
  • Sunday 25 August at 10am from Normanby Hall Country Park 
  • Saturday 31 August at 10am from Baysgarth Leisure Centre in Barton
Rides are suitable for all abilities, whether you are a cycling enthusiast or haven’t ridden a bike for years - just dust off your bike and get cycling again.Children that take part in the Sky Ride local bike rides will be able to pick up great rewards for joining in. 
Not only are the rides great fun for all the family but children between the ages of five and 12 will be able to collect free gifts such as a sports watch and backpack. 
Once children register to take part in their first Sky Ride local ride they will receive a sports watch. When they have done three rides, Sky Ride will send them a fantastic Sky Ride Local backpack. 
Cycling is the perfect way for you to keep fit and healthy as you can work at your own pace while being outdoors in beautiful surroundings. 
The local programme offers a series of free, fun, guided bike rides until the end of September. 
If you would like to join in the Sky Ride local bike rides you will need to register and book your place at www.goskyride.com

You can also visit www.goskyride.com/north-lincolnshire to find out more information about the rides in North Lincolnshire and other opportunities to take part in.

British Cycling was named Sports Governing Body of the Year at the 2013 Sport Industry Awards earlier on in the year. The award comes after their greatest year in the organisation’s history. Their key achievements included:
  • 16 gold medals at London 2012 Olympics
  • The first British winner of the Tour de France
  • A million more people were inspired to take up cycling
  • 50 per cent year on year membership growth
Coun Carl Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds), Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Sport and Leisure, said: “This is fantastic that we have been given some extra bike rides due to the popularity of the Sky Rides in North Lincolnshire. The next rides weren’t due to take place until September, so this is great that more people can take advantage of the local bike rides and get out and about during the summer months.
“It doesn’t matter what your ability is, everyone is welcome to take part. Make sure you book your place on the Sky Ride website. It’s the perfect way for families to have fun whilst keeping active.”

BRIGG FOLK URGED TO RECYCLE OLD SPECS

North Lincolnshire residents have already helped to transform many lives by recycling their old spectacles at Household Recycling Centres.
So far over 1,000 spectacles have been collected for Vision Aid. The council teamed up with Vision Aid Overseas, an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries, to provide this service.  
There are designated containers at each site for people to dispose their old spectacles and cases to help support Vision Aid's work.
According to Vision Aid ‘670 million people – 10 per cent of the world’s population are visually impaired because they cannot get the glasses they need.’
By recycling your spectacles you are helping the world to see again.
You can recycle much more at the Household Recycling Centres – with many of your items helping disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
For more details about recycling in North Lincolnshire or to find out where your nearest Household Recycling Centre is, visit the council’s website www.northlincs.gov.uk/environment/recycling/.
Coun Nigel Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds), Cabinet Member for Highways and Neighbourhoods, said: “Thank you to everyone that has recycled their spectacles, this will help support the wonderful work that Vision Aid does. Remember the next time you get a new pair of spectacles; your old ones could make a difference to someone’s life. Let’s keep recycling and help the world around us as much as possible.”

DELICIOUS FOOD ON OFFER AT THE BRIGG SUMMER FOOD FESTIVAL

FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

It’s that time of year again when the Summer Food Festival returns to Brigg as part of the ever popular Farmers’ Market on Saturday 24 August.
There will be food galore at the festival with the usual great food on offer at the Farmers’ Market and additional stalls along Wrawby Street. It will be a fantastic street market in the centre of the historic market town.
The Food Festivals in Brigg are always very popular with local people as well as visitors from surrounding areas.
Discover a range of locally sourced produce on offer that you can try before you buy.
Take part in a competition where you will put a number of items available at the market in order of weight to be in with a chance of winning a hamper full of tasty local food.
Local chef, Nigel Brown will be presenting two cookery demonstrations in the bandstand, showing shoppers how to make the best use of some of the produce available to buy at the market. You will also be able to get some useful cookery hints and tips.
There will be entertainment throughout the day, with everything from accordionist, Hugh Barwell to children’s activities ran by the Ropewalk in Barton.
Brigg Farmers’ Market is widely considered to be one of the best in the country and in 2009 was voted the Best Rural Farmers’ Market.
The market started in June 2000 with just 14 stalls, now with over 30 stalls each month – the market has grown not only in size but popularity.
Coun Liz Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The atmosphere at Brigg Food Festivals is always wonderful, and they seem to get more and more popular each time. There is such a wide variety of local produce on offer that you are spoilt for choice – pop along and find out for yourself. It is set to be a great day out that all the family will enjoy.”

UPDATE ON BRIGG MAN MARK BIRD'S HUMBER SWIM IN SEPTEMBER

RECEIVED FROM MARK BIRD

Hello guys and gals...it's time to make last minute decisions about the day's itinerary with regard to my Macmillan swim so people know what we are doing and where they can come say hello if they feel so inclined.
10:30 am I Leave Grimsby Royal Dock on Voortrekker en route to Spurn.
12:00 Wendy will arrive at Cleethorpes Leisure centre and set up camp.
13:45 I set off from Spurn for the south bank after clearance by Humber VTS
16:30 +/-
I arrive(hopefully) on the south bank record official time and set off for beach near Cleethorpes leisure centre to end my swim and offend the populous by parading around in my little black peedos hat and goggles.
18:30
re enter Royal Dock on Voortrekker.
20:00
Arrive at Black Bull, Brigg .

Please consider time in the water isn't exact due to weather and sea conditions on the day but i will do my level best to keep on track.

Thank you again for your continued support of our efforts, generosity has been fantastic and wishes for my success have been very touching.Wendy is hoping people will join us at the Black Bull where Amber Smith and Richard Smith have very generously offered to make some sandwiches and will welcome our crowd. It would be very helpful if interested parties could let us know if they intend to come to the Bull so Amber and Rick mite have an idea of numbers.

I'd like to thank, once again,everyone for continued support not least Wendy who has had to endure my irregular training regime over many months and worked to make the swim come together. Thanks also to my very dear friend/ mentor Pete HUMBERKING Winchester for his invaluable support, guidance and friendship. Peter has donated his time and cover boat free of charge for my swim.

All that remains is for me to get in, get comfortable and get over the river to family and friends who have all made valuable contribution towards my success....I shall try not to let you down

Sunday, August 18, 2013

ROADWORKS IN BRIGG TODAY

Temporary traffic lights are operating on the A18 in Brigg today while repairs are being made to the road surface on Barnard Avenue, near the fire station.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

BRIGG BECOMES BUTTERFLY HEAVEN

 

Many Brigg Blog followers will have noticed an abundance of butterflies. This prompted us to take a walk around town to confirm that it's become a bumper summer for butterflies. We knew the Buddleia bushes at North Lincolnshire Council's Davy Memorial Playing Field would attract some colourful species. But then we noticed, adjoining the field, a small green oasis that had even more to offer Peacocks and other types. We refer to the fenced off Anglian Water pumping facility on King's Avenue. Let's congratulate the utility company for leaving the shrubbery alone so it can thrive, rather than uprooting the greenery or applying weedkiller to the lot.
The hot, generally dry summer has assisted butterfly numbers - but a helping hand from landowners and householders has played a part in some areas of Brigg.





Friday, August 16, 2013

30m EXHAUST STACKS PLANNED BY CENTRICA BRIGG

Centrica Brigg Ltd is seeking planning permission from North Lincolnshire Council to install three 30m bypass exhaust stacks and extend an existing exhaust stack at Glanford Brigg Power Station, Scawby Brook. The planners will welcome comments up to September 4 - email planning@northlincs.gov.uk

BRIGG TOWN SECURE EASY WIN

Mid-table Brigg Town Cricket Club won handsomely at Humbleton 2nds on Saturday in the East Yorkshire Alliance division two.
Town dismissed their hosts for only 49, Phil Dewfall taking three for five and John Danson two for 15.
Brigg lost only one wicket in securing victory against the bottom team in the division, opener M York being unbeaten on 24 and Matthew Bell 16 not out.
Tomorrow (Saturday Aug 17) Brigg are again on their travels, visiting Humberside Police.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT DURING LUNCH AT NEW BRIGG EATERY

Happy memories of market days in Brigg long ago came flooding back yesterday as we enjoyed a light lunch in the new Cafe Courtyard at the Angel.
These were memories of enjoying a pint and a ploughman's 30 years ago during a break between Thursday meetings of Glanford Borough Council in the old council chamber at what's now Hewson House, off Station Road.
Back then the Angel was still a fully functioning hotel and we ate our meals in the glass-canopied courtyard.
Councillors went there, too, not just members of the press.
Committee meetings included housing (when the council managed the district's stock), planning, environment, improvements and health, and policy and resources.
Once every six weeks there was a full meeting of the council, chaired by the Mayor in full regalia, assisted by the clerk and chief executive (Robert Crosby followed by David Cameron).
In the days of Glanford Borough Council, all 42 councillors were members of every committee.
That's in complete contrast to how things are today on North Lincolnshire Council (and many others), where a cabinet system operates and the major issues are considered by a small group of top-ranking councillors.
We hasten to add it was no different when the Labour group ran the council to how it is today with the Conservatives having majority control.
Still run along the old lines is North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee which meets monthly at Scunthorpe Civic Centre to consider the most complex and controversial applications. There are only 11 councillors on this committee but it's cross-party and the make-up includes representatives of urban and rural wards.
The chairman is the very experienced Coun Arthur Bunyan, of Broughton, who was a member of Glanford Borough Council 30 years ago.
If you've never been to a council meeting but are thinking about it, the North Lincolnshire planning committee is a good one to choose. You can find details in the forthcoming meetings section of the council website through this link



BRIGG BURST WATER MAIN - FINAL INSTALMENT


If you remember our posts a few weeks ago about the burst water main in St Helen's Road, Brigg, this is the end result - a small, neatly filled in hole (centre of picture). The road was closed to through traffic for several days.
For the benefit of those old enough to remember the 1960s novelty song (Bernard Cribbins?) about the workman seeking to dig a big and sort of round hole, we haven't heard of a missing official in a bowler hat, even though the hole is a square one!

KEEP EMERGENCY SERVICES ACCESS CLEAR AT ALL TIMES IN BRIGG

The  ‘keep clear’ lettering outside  Brigg police station and our  fire station has almost worn away to nothing.
Local drivers do not need to be reminded of the need to leave a gap in queuing traffic at these locations. But this  does not apply to the thousands of non-Brigg motorists who use this very busy stretch of the A18 on Barnard Avenue.
Cars, lorries and vans often come to enforced stops near the police and fire stations, due to their close proximity to major traffic lights.
It would be very unfortunate if a police car attending a “crime in progress” or the aftermath of a road accident was held up – even briefly - due to the exit from the station being blocked.
It’s some time since we were passing the fire station when the engine was leaving, but we think the exit route could be via Old Courts Road. Perhaps not. Either way, the ‘keep clear’ lettering was put there for a reason.
We are sure the powers-that-be will take Brigg Blog’s comments on board. Indeed, repainting may already been in some scheme of work.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

THREE BRIGG JOB VACANCIES AT NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

Three Brigg jobs are on offer at North Lincolnshire Council.
Customer Services Assistant - Tourist Information Centre, The Buttercross, and Waters' Edge in Barton; Casual Street Sports Leader - Hewson House, Station Road; Operational Support Assistant - Hewson House. Follow this link for full details

SATURDAY OPPONENTS OF BRIGG TOWN FC HIT FORM

Brigg Town FC could face a stiff opener on Saturday, judging by how Chasetown have been getting on pre-season. View details through this link

BRIGG ADULT EDUCATION COURSES

Many Brigg households will have now received their copies of a colourful, 24-page booklet advertising part-time adult college  courses in North Lincolnshire, running from September.
We looked through it carefully, hoping to find some interesting courses in Brigg, but failed to locate a single one, despite Barton getting its share.So Brigg Blog contacted North Lincolnshire Council to inquire why no Brigg courses featured in the prospectus.
A North Lincolnshire Council spokeswoman, explained: “Adult Community Learning (ACL) did have a centre at Redcombe Lane, Brigg, until July 2012. This centre was leased from the Vale of Ancholme School, but after it became an academy they decided to take the centre back for their own use.
"We do currently have maths and English courses running on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Brigg Children’s Centre and on a Wednesday evening at The Vale Academy.
"The Adult Community Learning team are currently looking into and planning provision for Brigg and would be happy to receive any suggestions. 
“To find out more about what ACL courses you can join in North Lincolnshire, visit the council’s website www.northlincs.gov.uk/education/adult-education/

BUILDING UP TO BRIGGSTOCK 2013 - YOUR ATTENDANCE REQUESTED

Locations of the Busking Stations for Briggstock 2013

RECEIVED TODAY FROM THE BRIGG TOWN BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

Briggstock - on Saturday, August 31, from 10am to 7pm - will be an acoustic festival with street music for all ages. After a very successful first year, Briggstock is back for 2013.... but even bigger and better!
The main stage will be located in the Market Place of the historic Market Place. Busking stations will be located throughout the town from Bridge Street, through Wrawby Street and the old attractive Courts of Brigg. A map will be available from the Brigg Tourist Information Office and on the Briggstock stall for any visitors.
The whole event is free with the buskers starting at 10am and music on the main stage will commencing at 11am (please see attached playing lists).   It is planned that there will be “live” music in the town until 7pm.
Volunteers will be available throughout the day and also can be found on their stall selling Briggstock merchandise and programmes.
Briggstock is put on by Brigg Town Business Partnership which is working actively with its members and associates to promote the town and its businesses.It is attracting visitors to enjoy the great atmosphere in Brigg and experience shopping at the varied and independent retailers of quality products.
Byron Teague, Chair, Brigg Town Business Partnership, said: “I would like to welcome everyone to the second Briggstock Acoustic Festival to be held on Saturday, 31st August. Please come along to support the performers of all ages at this free event. Encourage the amazing talent so that we can continue to build on the success for a third year. Take the opportunity to wander around our lovely town, visit the unique shops, cafes and pubs. I am sure you will  enjoy your day in Brigg."
Malcolm Bailey, Events Organiser, Brigg Town Business Partnership, added: “The day is packed with over thirteen local and regional bands performing a vibrant mix of acoustic music which will appeal to everyone.  Brigg is a must for all contemporary music lovers”
Brigg Town Business Partnership  would like to thank the following people/organisations for their help and support:

  • North Lincolnshire Council;
  • Brigg Tourist Information Office, in particular Margaret Price;
  • Ward Councillors Carl and Nigel Sherwood and Councillor Rob Waltham;
  • The members and associate members of Brigg Town Business Partnership and volunteers (especially James Truepenny) who work so hard to make Brigg such a great place to visit and shop.



BRIGGSTOCK MAIN STAGE and BUSKING STATIONS
ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Saturday 31st August from 11.00am throughout the day

11.00am Brigg Music Clubhouse

11.30am The Low Visibility Jackets

12.00pm   Star Struck

12.30pm Mat and Me

1.00pm Isla’s Father

1.30pm The Missing Pages

2.00pm Rachel Lewis

2.30pm Dynamite Dynamite

3.00pm Samarkut

3.30pm Brodgar

4.00pm   Tom Glossop

4.30pm Lizzie Goddard

5.00pm   After Hours and The East Street

5.30pm   Bad Ideas

6.15pm To be notified

Briggstock Acoustic Music Festival

 Saturday 31st August from 10.00am throughout the day

PROGRAMME OF APPEARANCE FOR BUSKERS

Brodgar,

Sam Arkut,

Dynamite,

Rachel Lewis,

The Missing Pages,

Mat and Me,

Isla’s Father,

Starstruck,

BMC Houseband,

The Stickman,

George Roberts,

Polly Brown,

Chris Dowse,

Tom Glossop,

Ian Daniel

The Dirty Somethings

Please note there may be some changes to the running order which is beyond the organisers' control.
This information is correct as of 15/08/2013


NEW JOBS FOR BRIGG AT CENTURY-OLD SITE

A rear view of the angling shop (left).
Brigg's angling shop is looking to land itself larger premises with a local heating company taking over the site in Bridge Street and seeking to expand them, creating new jobs.
That's according to a document that accompanies a planning application now under consideration.
Planning permission is being sought from North Lincolnshire Council to carry out alterations and extensions and demolish existing rear storage areas at 4 & 4A Alexandria Terrace.
A statement accompanying the planning application says the existing angling business is looking to expand into larger premises in the Brigg area "and the property has been sold to facilitate this."
Sirius Heating Services, the buyers, are looking to expand their own business. It is proposed to make alterations and add an extension to provide office and reception facilities, storage space, a workshop area and a retail facility.
In the short term the proposals will create three new permanent full-time jobs at the Victorian property, with more following towards the end of this year and through further expansion in 2014.
The applicant is from Elsham and has appointed an agent from Ulceby.
The submitted scheme has passed the first part of the planning process, with Brigg Town Council raising no objections. North Lincolnshire Council will now decide whether to give the go-ahead.

Read the full, detailed report on what's planned through this link to the North Lincolnshire Council planning portal - see Supporting Documents.



BRIGG SUMMER FAIR

A summer fair is to be held at Abbey Village (Rosecroft Care Home) in Wrawby Road, Brigg, near The Monument war memorial. It will be on Saturday, August 24, from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun.

BRIGG FOLK CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SKY AT NIGHT

Brigg's Coun Jane Kitching has asked us to afford some publicity to the following event being organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (North Lincs) Branch.

PAUL MONEY
Acclaimed Lincolnshire Astronomer 
Presents....
‘The Universe from North Lincolnshire’
On Tuesday 17th September - 7.30pm, Worlaby Village Hall
£3 CPRE members, £4 non - members (refreshments included)
For more information please contact Jenny Haynes 01652 618744. Booking essential on this number by September 13. Find out more by emailing jenny.haynes@btinternet.com

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

STORY TIME AT BRIGG LIBRARY

FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

Have you ever wished that the animals in your favourite book would come to life? Then look no further as Brigg and Riddings Library are hosting ‘Creepy House’ animal story time sessions where children will be able to meet the animals.
This summer holiday, Rachael the storyteller from Lion Learners will visit both libraries to read some creepy animal themed stories.
Children will get the chance to meet and handle the real life animals from the books - there will be some furry animals, as well as some scary and spiky ones.
The sessions are on:
  • Wednesday 21 August from 2.45pm to 3.45pm at Brigg Library, in the Angel complex.
  • Friday 23 August from 1pm to 2pm at Riddings Library, Scunthorpe.
The story time sessions are suitable for children aged four years and above who are taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.
Booking is essential and it costs £3 to take part, so make sure you book your place and don’t miss out.
For more information or to book your child’s place pop into the libraries, alternatively call Brigg Library on 01724 296776 or Riddings Library on 01724 865412.
This event supports Creepy House – the Summer Reading Challenge.
A North Lincolnshire Council spokesperson, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way of encouraging children and young people to read more books. Each year has a different theme to make it interesting for children to take part.
“There have been many activity sessions throughout North Lincolnshire libraries this summer for children to get involved in, which have been very popular so far. Book your place at the next sessions to make sure you don’t miss out."
The Summer Reading Challenge invites children to become Creepy House explorers, they can read library books along the way to get stickers and incentives and use a special fold-out poster to keep track. The challenge is for children to read six books by the end of the summer holiday and they will receive a certificate and medal at the end.
It is open to all children and young people aged four and over. It runs from Saturday 13 July to Saturday 7 September, and it is free to join and take part. 

BIG MONEY DEVELOPMENT IN BRIGG

We've just seen the newly installed Lloyds Bank cashpoint outside what many of us still call the TSB Bank in Wrawby Street. The view on the screen is much larger, as are the numbers. So it's more user friendly.
Note to bank bosses: Surely there's sufficient demand for a second cashpoint at the Brigg Branch.

BRIGG TABLES AND CHAIRS: SUPPLEMENTARY

Further to our earlier posting about the legal notice relating to tables and chairs outside the Steel Rooms in Brigg we have now spied another. This also relates to the Market Place and is for the Lord Nelson Hotel. Much the same wording appears on the public notice wrapped round a post near the Buttercross.
These don't appear to be planning applications, the results of which are made public by North Lincolnshire Council. 

DAY JOBS ON OFFER IN BRIGG

Part-time fire-fighters are being sought to serve the Brigg area. Humberside Fire and Rescue service is looking for recruits who must be over 18 and  able to attend a weekly drill night. The posts are advertised as "day time hours." If you are interested, call 01724 295900.  You can find out more by viewing the posters at the front of Brigg Fire Station in Barnard Avenue

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR BRIGG AMATEUR SOCIAL HISTORIANS

Please note that there has been a change of location for the Annual General Meeting of Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH) which will now take place on Tuesday, September 17 at the White Hart pub, 57-58 Bridge Street, from 7.30 pm.


BRIGG EXTENSION APPROVED

Planning permission has been granted to erect a single storey rear extension 4 Bigby High Road, Brigg

UPDATE ON FREE CHILDCARE PLACES FOR BRIGG FAMILIES

Coun Rob Waltham, of Brigg, who is a member of the cabinet overseeing North Lincolnshire Council.
Further information was issued today by North Lincolnshire Council about free childcare for two-year-olds - first mentioned by Brigg Blog at the beginning of this week after we spotted a poster in the town centre alerting townsfolk to the opportunities available.

THE COUNCIL SAYS....
The Government funding that provides free childcare places for two-year-olds is being launched in North Lincolnshire at an information event on Wednesday 14 August at Henderson Avenue Children’s Centre in Scunthorpe, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
It will be available from September 2013 for early years education and around 20 per cent of two-year-olds in North Lincolnshire will be able to access it, however this will be extended further in 2014 to 40 per cent.
To find out more about the funding available go along to the information event and see if your child is eligible.
There will be staff on hand to help with completing the application forms. Make sure you bring your National Insurance number with you to complete the form and check your eligibility.
You can also learn more about different activities at the children’s centres and get information about childcare providers.
For more information about the information event and others being held throughout North Lincolnshire call 01724 296489. Children become eligible for the funding the school term after their second birthday. If they are eligible, each child will be entitled to 15 hours free childcare each week during school term time. 
To qualify from September 2013, families must meet the eligibility criteria. The criteria will be extended in 2014 to support more families.
For more information about the eligibility criteria and the funding, visit the early years pages on the council’s website, www.northlincs.gov.uk/eef or call the Family Information Service on 01724 296629.

Coun Rob Waltham (Brigg and Wolds), Cabinet Member for People, said: “Extending the early education funding to two-year-olds is fantastic as it means children will be able to receive high quality support from an earlier age – giving them the best start in life.  
It is an excellent opportunity for children to learn while having fun and making friends in high quality early years settings. It will provide both educational and social benefits. The childcare will be provided in settings that have been rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Oftsed. This will ensure that children in North Lincolnshire receive the best childcare possible.”

There will be more information sessions on:
Thursday 15 August from 9.30am to 11.30am at Brigg Children’s Centre, on the corner of Grammar School Road and Colton Street. 
• Friday 16 August from 9.30am to 11.30am at West Street Children’s Centre, Scunthorpe.
• Monday 19 August from 1pm to 3pm at Ashby Children’s Centre
• Tuesday 20 August from 10am to 12pm at Barton Children’s Centre
• Wednesday 21 August from 10am to 12pm at Epworth Children’s Centre
• Wednesday 21 August from 1.30pm to 3pm at Keadby Children’s Centre

Nearly 400 children in North Lincolnshire already have benefited as part of a pilot initiative in a number of childcare settings.

BRIGG AND GOOLE MP CELEBRATES £500K NET FUNDING

Andrew Percy MP outside his office in Bigby Street, Brigg
Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy says he is celebrating after working with North Lincolnshire Council and Cleethorpes MP, Martin Vickers, to help secure an extra £500,000 of Government funding for broadband in Northern Lincolnshire. Read the full story in Andrew's August Newsletter, through this link 

MEMORIAL CRICKET MATCH AT BRIGG REC

BY COUN ANDREW MARKHAM


H Stothard's  Black Bull XI versus Dak Dowling's Britannia XI will take place at Brigg Rec Ground on Sunday, August 25, from noon.
In aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK, the game will be 20 overs a side. It will be to remember these two friends but also not forgetting others we have lost in the past year - Tony and Caroline Sykes and Danny Clark, in particular. After the match we will be holding a raffle and fundraiser at the Britannia.
Everyone is welcome to join us. If you can't, but would like to make a donation, please contact 01652 652026 or 07920221829.

Monday, August 12, 2013

BRIGG HOCKEY NEWSLETTER MAY BE COMING BACK

Brigg Hockey Club's David Baggott has contacted Brigg Blog. He's trying to get hold of copies of the club's old monthly newsletter, Short Corner, with its distinctive green front cover. The reason is that the club is thinking of re-introducing something like Short Corner to keep its many players informed of what's happening and what's coming up.
Short Corner was a labour of love for long-serving vice-president Len Marshall. He toiled long and hard at his home in Wrawby, using an old stencil machine to produce the monthly newsletter, copies of which were eagerly awaited by players in the men's club that fielded four, then five Saturday teams.
Later, we seem to recall that Dr Peter Norris took charge of Short Corner for a time, bringing it into the computer age.
If any players of the past have old copies of Short Corner they could lend to David, please email him -
dc_baggott@hotmail.com

Sunday, August 11, 2013

FIRST HOME GAME COMING UP FOR BRIGG TOWN FC


Action from a Brigg Town game last season.
Brigg Town FC drew 0-0 at home to Beverley Town yesterday (Aug 10) in a pre-season friendly.
The Zebras open their Evo-Stik League Division One South programme this Saturday (Aug 17) with a trip to Chasetown.
The opening home league game is on Tuesday, August 20 when Carlton Town visit the Hawthorns (7.45pm KO). Brigg will then host Belper on Saturday, August 24 (3pm).
View all the fixtures for the season through this link 
Brigg Town FC would welcome your support during the season. Remember that refreshments are available at all home games. You can pay at the gate to gain admission to any game or purchase a season ticket.


NEW PHYSIO NEEDED BY BRIGG TOWN FC

Brigg Town Football Club is advertising for a new first team physiotherapist. Follow this link for full details.

UNUSUAL BRIGG APPLICATION MADE TO THE COUNCIL

Wrapped around a post in Spring's Parade, Brigg, outside the Steel Rooms, is an unusual North Lincolnshire Council public notice. It refers to an application being made for authorisation to place an obstruction on, or over, the highway. There is reference to tables and chairs and it quotes the Highways Act 1980. It's interesting to note reference to the highway which, to the layman without legal training, translates as road. And this area is supposed to be traffic free - a pedestrian zone.
Having examined this public notice we thought we'd make the short walk to the County Bridge and view the small print on the application about listed building consent being sought for the proposed new pipe, mentioned in a lengthy Brigg Blog post a few days ago. However, we couldn't find one.

FREE CHILDCARE PLACES FOR BRIGG FAMILIES


If you are interested in free childcare places for two-year-olds, pop along to a funding information session on Thursday, August 15 at the Brigg Children's Centre on the corner of Grammar School Road and Colton Street, between 9.30am and 11.30am. You will need your national insurance number. For further information call 01724 296489.

SEASIDE OUTING FOR BRIGG PENSIONERS

Tomorrow (Aug 12) sees tickets going on sale for the Brigg Senior Citizens coach outing to Scarborough on Tuesday, September 10. Pensioners can get their £7.50p tickets from Brigg Tourist Information Centre at The Buttercross in the Market Place. Cary Lane departure will be 10am with seven other pick-up points will be available around the town. The return trip will begin at 5.30pm, giving our OAPs plenty of time to enjoy a day by the seaside

CELEBRATING A DECADE OF HEALTHY WALKS IN BRIGG

A Walking Treasure Hunt is planned for Wednesday, August 21 in Brigg (6.30pm). Meet at the Old Courts Road car park. The cost is just £2 per person. This event celebrates 10 years of Walking for Health in Brigg. Pre-booking is required. If you want to take part, call 07717586380 or email christine.johnson@northlincs.gov.uk

RENEWED HOPES OF NEW BRIGG BUSINESS SETTING UP

Keen-eyed Brigg Blog followers may have spotted that an electrical contractor has been working inside 62 Wrawby Street, where slow refurbishment has been taking place for several years. There was initial talk of an eatery being established here, but retail use is another option. These are sizeable premises in a prominent location in the town's main thoroughfare.

BRIGG LEVEL CROSSING CLOSURE

There was an overnight closure planned from 10pm last night at the level crossing on the A1084, Bigby High Road, Brigg, with diversions in place.

GIVE THE A18 IN CENTRAL BRIGG A MISS IF YOU CAN

We are experiencing driving delays on the A18 in Brigg today so avoid it if you can use estate roads to find your way across town (eg Woodbine Avenue, Glebe Road, Newlands estate). They are digging up the road near the main traffic lights on Barnard Avenue where it joins Old Courts Road and Wesley Road. Temporary traffic lights are in place. About 11.45am today traffic was queuing as far as the Monument and to the Atherton Way roundabout. We have no official information about the reason for this repair work but wonder whether it might be to do with a poorly drained area of road near the Methodist Church car park.

Friday, August 09, 2013

DRINKS LIST REVEALED FOR BRIGG CIDER FESTIVAL


As Brigg Blog thought would be the case, the annual Brigg Cider Fest - organised by the District Lions -  has now been confirmed as a two-day event. Opening hours will be as follows:
Friday 6th September, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday 7th September, 12 noon to 11 p.m.

PROVISIONAL DRINKS LIST - MAY CHANGE

BRIGG DISTRICT LIONS CLUB – 2013 CIDER LIST
NO
PRODUCER
NAME
DESCRIPTION
COUNTY
ABV
1
Lilley’s Cider Barn
Bee Sting Perry
Med sweet, sparkling
Somerset
7.5
2
Gwynt y DDraig
Two Trees Perry
Med, oak conditioned
Wales
4.5
3
Lilley’s Cider Barn
Pigswill (Perry/Cider)
Med dry pear/ apple
Somerset
7.5
4
Westons
Old Rosie
Med dry, cloudy Scrumpy
Hereford
7.3
5
Westons
Wyld Wood Organic
Med dry still
Hereford
7.3
6
Mr Whiteheads
Strawberry Cider
Med sweet strawberry
Hampshire
4.0
7
Mr Whiteheads
Devils Device
Strong Scrumpy
Hampshire
8.4
8
Broadoak
Moonshine
Dry, crisp, fruity
Somerset
8.0
9
Broadoak
Pheasant Plucker
Med to light
Somerset
8.0
10
Burnards
Oaky Dokey
Medium
Norfolk
5.5
11
Hecks
Vintage Sweet
Sweet
Somerset
6.5
12
Hecks
Port Wine of Glastonbury
Light session cider
Somerset
5.0
13
Gwynt y DDraig
Ancient Warrior
Dry Farmhouse
Wales
6.5
14
Gwynt y DDraig
Dog Dancer
Med dry, sharp
Wales
6.5
15
Hogans
Hazy Daisy
Med sweet
Warwicks
3.9
16
Thatchers
Medium Dry
Med dry
Somerset
6.0
17
Healeys
Cornish Farmh’se

Cornwall
4.5
18
Scrumpy Wasp
Hibernate
Med
Notts
4.8
19
Orchard Pig
Navelgazer
Dry still
Somerset
6.0
20
Malvern Magic
Malvern Magic

Hereford
5.7