CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) organised a litter-pick around Brigg.

Sat 15th, CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) organised a litter-pick around the town.
The event was joined by individual and Brigg organisions’ volunteers.
The litter-pick was followed by an anniversary tea in the Angel Suite to celebrate CPRE’s 90th birthday, as well as the 40th anniversary of the local CPRE’s branch of Northern Lincolnshire.

Thanks to Ken Harrison for photos.


‘Sew Saturday’ event, Brigg’s Wrawby Street’s Jaylaurs

Tailored to celebrate the national ‘Sew Saturday’ event, Brigg’s Wrawby Street’s Jaylaurs promoted the occasion with a marque full of materials and ideas. Interfaced in front of the shop and  partly overlaying Brigg’s main retail area, the temporary sewing-related emporium gathered much interest. Many darted in, but no-one seemed to be ruffled.
Many customers obviously already had a bias and tucked and lined themselves inside to explore the possible threads of sewing courses and Jaylaurs wide range of haberdashery.


Aoife (pronounced Etha) Mason, Jayne Brett, Sue Whiteley
Thanks to Ken Harrison for photos.



One of Britain’s best-dressed and best-known women has chosen to register her new business venture in Brigg, the Daily Mail has reported in print and online.
We were very pleasantly suprised to read the news in Sebastian Shakespeare’s column in the Mail.
The wife of the former Prime Minister is forecast to be entering the business world of stylish fashion.
Why she chose Brigg above all other towns and cities has not been revealed – yet. 
Quite possibly we will never know.
Her father, Sir Reginald Sheffield, of course, has close connections with North Lincolnshire – notably in the Normanby area, near Scunthorpe.
“Sam Cam” – as the national media loves to call her – has perhaps been to Brigg in the past, though we can’t recall attending any events she’s graced or having seen her on any pictures taken within the town’s boundary.
Now she’s paid Brigg a huge compliment by registering her company here, a visit – or return visit – would be nice. Here are a few suggestions of things she might try…
  • Take a look at Brigg’s one-time fashion capital on Bridge Street, the former Corah’s factory, where garments were manufactured until it closed in the 1970s. Over many years, councillors have been hoping to see this long-neglected site redeveloped and put to good use. It was a big employer of mostly female labour in its glory days and was known locally as The Stocking Factory.
  • Join the Brigg Town Business Partnership – open to people with companies.
  • Tour the Buttercross – now almost 200 years old and famously opened by Lady Diana, The Princess of Wales.
  • Visit the Exchange Coach House, where Winston Churchill once stayed when Britain’s war-time Prime Minister
  • Stock up the larder at Brigg Farmers’ Market. Bound to be something tasty for the family table.
  • Take a tour of Hewson House, on Station Road, which her father will have visited during his time as an area councillor.
  • Call in at the Brigg office of Andrew Percy MP – a Conservative who served in the House of Commons with her husband.
  • Pop in for a coffee at Costa, on Wrawby Street.
  • Admire the view of the river from the new Ancholme Way, with seating close to the County Bridge
  • Enjoy a drink and perhaps a chat at the Yarborough Hunt, which has historic links to another aristocratic family



 By Nigel Fisher, Freelance Journalist, Editor of the Brigg Blog website and BTBP member

They have completed the surface of the new blue synthetic sports pitch at Brigg Recreation Ground. And very nice it looks, too.

These days, blue is very much the colour of choice for top hockey pitches across the world, making it easier for players, umpires and spectators to follow the track of the ball as it whizzes about at high speed.

It is now the best part of 30 years since Brigg hockey players first began campaigning for a floodlit, synthetic pitch in the town. 

As the game progressed and playing on traditional grass surfaces was phased out, Brigg hockey home games had to be staged on the available synthetic council-run pitches in Scunthorpe and even Lincoln – involving much travel and expense. 

Now, through the provision of the new facility in Brigg – courtesy of North Lincolnshire Council – league hockey can at last return to the town.

We are very much looking forward to spectating at the first game to be played on the new blue pitch – a few months from now – and to seeing inside the wonderful new changing room/pavilion, which is also taking shape at The Rec.

Some of us can remember when changing facilities included a former farmyard stable, garden sheds and a second-hand bowls pavilion whose floor left splinters in the feet of the unwary.

Thankfully, those days are long gone and Brigg will soon have a Recreation Ground of which it can be really proud.

Netball, tennis, hockey, cricket and football will be provided for on synthetic and grass surfaces at The New 21st Century Rec.

The main contractor for the project is G Kelsey Construction which quite often posts progress pictures on Twitter, we’ve noted.

Nigel Fisher updates his Brigg Blog regularly.

It can be viewed on PC, tablet or mobile phone at http://nigelfishersbriggblog.blogspot.co.uk



 gb-high-st-2016-email-sig6Brigg Town Business Partnership has entered the town into the Great British High Street competition again this year. This time we are firmly and squarely in the small market town section! We will hear whether Brigg has been shortlisted by mid-October. In the meantime this is our public declaration from the 2016 submission……

“Brigg is a traditional market town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  A staggering 73% of its retailers are independents. Brigg Town Business Partnership (BTBP) provides them with a strong collective voice, enabling each business to excel within an integrated high street whilst retaining its individual identity, quality customer service and charm.

Our vision is for a sparkling and dynamic market town where businesses and the high street really are enthusiastic partners at the heart of the community.  GBHS finalists in 2015, Brigg aspires to go one better this year.”

Public Consultation New Aldi Store

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Exciting news for Brigg – Aldi are looking at a site in the Town and are about to commence a period of Public Consultation.
Come along to the Angel Suite ballroom on Thursday 26th May to check out the plans for yourselves and to ask any questions which you might have.


Brigg Business wins Small Business Apprentice Employer Award

Brigg Business wins Small Business Apprentice Employer Award

The Bank

Dan Miller and Lucy Wallis from The Bank Hairdressing were rewarded for their work with apprentices. From the outset of opening up their business at 1-3 Bigby Street in the middle of last year they have dedicated energy into apprenticeship training and this was rewarded by them receiving this business award ceremony at North Lindsey college on Tuesday 8th March. Ashleigh Porter-Exley the winner of BBC’s Young Apprentice presented the award to Dan and Lucy

In a great night for this new business three of their apprentices Heather Reed, Reece Dunn and Caitlin Burbidge were also nominees in the Hairdressing And Beauty Apprentice of the Year category.


Brigg Business Leaflet Boxes Arrive

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of 6 brand new leaflet boxes.

These holders are filled with the most up to date trifold leaflet that promotes Brigg’s independent retailers.  Details for over 70 of Brigg’s great business and retail outlets are promoted there to help new visitors and shoppers find their way around this great market town.

This initiative by Brigg Town Business Partnership is featured in a case study for the Great British High Street.

The new holders can be found at the following gateway locations to Brigg:-

Old Courts Car Park x 2

Angel Car Park x 1

Wrawby Street x 1

Carey Lane Bus Stop x 1

Station Road x 1