Brigg Late Night Christmas Shopping Thursday 17th December

This coming Thursday between 6pm and 8.30 pm Brigg will be alive with festive live music provided by the bands of Vale Academy and Sir John Nelthorpe who will be playing through out the evening in the Market Place, Chapel Court and outside Boots. Also at these locations the Brigg Sixth Form Drama Group will be performing contemporary drama. The popular traditional Morris dancing group, “The Tatterfoals” will also be performing during the night.

This is the first event after Brigg recently became a runner up in the National  Great British High Street Competition. The Brigg Partnership hopes that the event will bring back the traditional aspect of family Christmas shopping. It will also be an opportunity to marvel at the new Christmas light displays through the town.

Alongside the entertainment there will be many traditional market stalls, as well as shops providing enticing Christmas offers. There will be mulled wine and traditional hot roasted chestnuts too! You will also be able to watch the South American traditional Posada procession through the streets during the evening too.

It will be a great opportunity to visit the Tree of Life in Chapel Court and possibly put your remembrance card of a loved one on the tree.

It will also be the last time when you can enter the Children’s Christmas window competition and win great prizes as well as winning £50 by choosing the best window display. Then pop your entry into the Tourist Information Centre. All winners will be notified the following day to be awarded their prizes on Saturday, December19 at the Final Farmers Market of the year by Baroness Redfern

Brigg Lions Christmas Fayre Tonight (Friday 4th December)

Brigg Lions Christmas Fayre

Join us in Brigg tonight (Friday 4th December) and take part in the traditional Christmas festivities, Christmas competitions, Brigg Christmas Posada, Brigg Tree of Light and so much more.

Christmas lights switch-on, craft and charity market, street entertainment, dancers, carol singers, Father Christmas, in Brigg town centre.

Late-night shopping until 9pm.

More Event Details Here


Brigg Christmas Competitions 2015

In conjunction with A F Carpets and Brown & Co., Brigg Town Business Partnership are running two Christmas competitions, ‘The Christmas Shop Window’ and ‘The Children’s Window Trail’

Both competitions will start on Friday, December 4 and finish at the end of the night of late night shopping on December 17. All prize winners will be notified on Friday, 18/12/15 with prizes being presented to them on Saturday, 19/12/15 by Baroness Redfern.

The Christmas Shop Window Competition

Submit your vote for the best Christmas Window on the forms provided in the shops, entrants who vote for the winning shop window will be entered into a prize draw.  The winner will receive a £50 voucher to spend in any of the participating shops in Brigg.

The Children’s Window Trail (open to children 16 years and under)

Spot the tags in the windows of the shops listed on the form and write each letter in the corresponding boxes. Each of the colours makes an anagram of five Christmas related words.

Fill in the coloured boxes with your answers, then fill in the tie break question.

Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Open to children 16 years or below.

Entries for both of these competitions are submitted on the same entry form which can be collected in participating shops and/or Brigg Tourist Information.


Christmas Posada

Another first from Brigg Town Business Partnership and the Market Town of Brigg!

It borrows from the idea of commemorating Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem from Spanish and Mexican traditions and makes it special to Brigg.

The journey will start with a procession at the Brigg Christmas Fair on Friday, 4th December, and ending on Christmas Eve in St Johns Church where a Carol Service will take place that evening, figures of Mary and Joseph will be hosted at various resting places provided by the community and businesses.

Once the figures of Mary and Joseph move on to their next resting place a figure of an Angel will be left in its place as a symbol of the visitation.

The Brigg Town Business Partnership would like to give special thanks to Andrew Ballard of Brigg Churches Together.

Our programme could not be put on without the unstinting work of our enthusiastic and hardworking committee; it’s subscribing members.


Tree of Light – Chapel Court, Brigg

As part of our Christmas campaign Brigg Town Business Partnership is for the very first time organising a Tree of Light or a Remembrance Tree.

This tree will stand proudly in Chapel Court (just off the Old Courts car park), it will be lit from Friday, December 4th until Wednesday 6th January 2016.  Hopefully this will be seen as a symbol of hope and comfort for the many people who find Christmas a sad and lonely time.

This provides an opportunity for all members of the community to place a memory card on the tree in remembrance of departed loved ones.  The cards can be found at Design Orchard, Rosa (Chapel Court), Brigg Tourist Information, St John’s Church, Brigg and Brigg Methodist Church.

All monies raised will be donated to the Carers’ Support Centre in Brigg they touch the lives of many local individuals and families through difficult times and beyond.

An informal dedication service will take place on Saturday, 5th December at 11.00am followed by a final service when the tree lights are switched off on 6th January at 6.00pm.  See Event Details Here

All are very welcome.

Don’t forget late night opening for the shops and market stalls in Brigg on Thursday, 17th December until 8.30pm.

Winners of the Christmas windows competition will be announced before Christmas please look out for general advertising to keep up to date and for further information.

Rogue trader prosecuted for conning Haxey couple


An elderly couple from Haxey in North Lincolnshire were conned out of over £7,000 by David Smith from Warwickshire, who was sentenced to two years in prison at Leeds Crown Court on 20 October for this crime and many others.

Mr Smith told the couple aged 83 and 74 that he would carry out works to their garden, which he didn’t. He offered to sell them peat and said he would lay astro turf, but the couple never saw any of these materials and when they questioned Mr Smith he said they were kept elsewhere. He kept asking the couple for more money to complete the gardening work but never did. They paid him a total of £7,366.

Mr Smith has conned numerous people up and down the country out of thousands of pounds, which was investigated through North Yorkshire Council’s Doorstep Crime Project.

North Lincolnshire Council’s Trading Standards team took over the case for the final prosecution element so that all the cases would be heard at the same time.

David Smith pleaded guilty to three charges of Fraud by False Representation.

Sentencing is complete but a further hearing will take place for the Proceeds of Crime (POCA) to penalise Mr Smith financially for all of his criminal activity.

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, said:

“This is a very saddening case where a thoughtless man has decieved of an elderly couple and conned them out of money. They put their trust in Mr Smith, and he has taken full advantage of their vulnerability.

“It is totally unacceptable for people to think they can get away with this. Not only has Mr Smith conned this couple in Haxey, but he has taken thousands of pounds from other people across the country without any thought as to how it will affect them. He has knowingly targeted defenceless people for his gain, and I hope he now realises the effects of his actions and is truly remorseful for what he has done.

“I would urge anyone to think twice before you give your money to doorstep ‘tradesmen’. Unless you have contacted someone to come to your house, it is always advised that you politely turn them away. You can then check to see if they are reputable and speak to your family and friends for support. If you feel threatened by any doorstep callers, get in touch with the Police. Don’t take the risk.”

Story Courtesy of Sarah Dauris – Safer Neighbourhoods Officer

Brigg Finalist in the GBHS Competition!

Brigg needs your vote as local high streets battle to be Britain’s best

Brigg has today been named as one of the country’s best high streets by being shortlisted in the annual Great British High Street competition, now, to be crowned champion, Brigg needs your votes.

This year’s competition saw a record 230 applicants and now, for the first time, the public has the chance to vote directly for their best-loved high street online. Between now and November you can cast your vote for free via or on Facebook.

Please vote for Brigg EVERY DAY (you can vote once every day until close) until the competition closes on 13th November.  You can vote by clicking this link and checking the ‘Brigg’ button before submitting your email address.

If Brigg wins, not only will they get a share of prize pot worth £80,000, but they’ll win expert training and tailor-made tips from Google’s training taskforce – the Digital Garage on Tour – for one hundred of their shops, bars and restaurants.

High Streets Minister Marcus Jones said:

“We had a record amount of high-quality entries to this year’s competition – testament to the pride local people have and brilliant work being done to boost Britain’s high streets.

“The local high street is the life and soul of many towns, villages and cities across the country and these awards are a great opportunity to not only celebrate those that are the best of the best, but also to help others learn their valuable tips for success.

“If you cherish the hard work going on in Brigg then show your support and get voting.”

The Great British High Street Competition 2015 – sponsored by Boots, Costa, Post Office, Marks and Spencer and Tesco – is now in its second year and is one of a number of initiatives to help champion high streets as the cornerstones of the community.

These include a billion pound package of investment ranging from targeted business rate discounts, sensible planning changes and action that reins in over-zealous parking practices.

The first Great British High Street competition last year saw 135 communities battle it out to be crowned the nation’s best. Belper in Derbyshire emerged as the overall winner. Belper found that winning not only boosted town pride, but also had a tangible economic impact with retailers reporting increased footfall.

Malcolm Bailey, who led Brigg’s entry for the competition hopes that will happen for Brigg too.

“We’re proud of Brigg being at the centre of one of Britain’s best high streets and we hope this will be a real boon for the town.

“We’re going to be pulling out all the stops to make sure local people know about XXX’s shortlisting. Now we just need everyone to show their support and get voting.”

Alongside the public’s votes shortlisted towns will also be inspected by the Future High Streets Forum judging panel – made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business

This year’s competition also sees special recognition prizes for towns that have become ‘rising stars’, or local people who have made an invaluable personal contribution to their local high streets being launched.

To go online to cast your vote, visit the Great British High Street website and follow @TheGBHighSt on Twitter.

Voting closes on November 13th.