Saturday, 27 February 2016



Brigg people seem to be in the mood to give a bit of their time to help tidy up parts of the town.
There's a communal clean-up session planned for Saturday, March 5. Meet at the Bandstand, in the Market Place at 10am.
Further to our earlier posts on this topic, we need to stress that materials will be provided. All you need to do is turn up in suitable clothing for the task ahead.
Ours is a pretty tidy town, but there are areas that North Lincolnshire Council can't cover as part of its routine cleaning operations.
Brigg Town Council and Brigg Town Business Partnership are involving in organising the March 5 event.
However, further tidying, involving the Women's Institute, will take place on Friday, March 4. And we gather there could be some more undertaken on Sunday, March 7.
North Lincolnshire Council, the unitary authority, tells us that community groups across the district are now gearing up, ready for the big clean-up weekend, as part of the Clean for The Queen campaign.
This is a nationwide initiative connected with Her Majesty's 90th birthday this year.
North Lincolnshire Council is supporting this campaign and encouraging local people and community groups to rally together. So far 16 community groups have signed up to take part in the big clean-up and more are expected to come forward.
There will be litter-picking in Scunthorpe, Messingham, Brigg, Belton, Worlaby, Bonby, Barton and Saxby  "just to name a few."
Interested residents and community groups can still get involved. Even if you can’t make the big clean-up weekend, you can arrange your own clean-up.
If you would like to take part, contact neighbourhood services on 01724 297775 or email They can also offer support and advice; this includes everything from removing the rubbish you have collected to providing the litter picking equipment.
To take part in Clean for The Queen, please also register online at where you can download the Clean for the Queen Guide, as well as advice and tips about how to join a group or to simply do your bit.
This campaign has been launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy to clear up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.
The Queen is keen to get the ball rolling on what could be the UK’s largest clean-up operation in history.
The aim is to inspire a million people to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter picking to make the places where they live more enjoyable and instil a sense of pride in their communities.
An army of volunteers across the country will come together to clean up their local areas, which includes the special clean-up weekend from 4 to 6 March 2016.
All the litter charities across the country have come together to support the campaign. Also, a growing range of companies, land managers and associations and councils are now signing up to support it, including North Lincolnshire Council.
The council has agreed to co-ordinate the local events to ensure that activities are programmed into the national events. Officers have engaged with community groups, schools, charities and town and parish councils.
If every adult picked up just one piece of litter and put it in a bin, that would be more than 50 million pieces of rubbish disposed of. Imagine if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter every day for the next nine months.
"We can do it. We can all Clean for The Queen," says council spokeswoman Kirsty Westfield.
Coun Neil Poole, from Messingham, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods at North Lincolnshire Council and Ridge Ward representative for the area including Scawby, said: “The council already supports various clean-up initiatives but this is set to be something quite spectacular as whole communities will come together across the country to take part in what is expected to be the biggest clean-up of all time.
“We already have 16 community groups taking part and we are working with other groups to get them involved. It is set to be a fantastic weekend that will highlight the brilliant community spirit we have in North Lincolnshire.
“Any community groups or people in North Lincolnshire that would like to take part, or organise a big clean-up, you still have time to get involved. Get in touch with us and we will help in any way we can."
Brigg Town Council usually undertakes a Spring clean in May (see picture above from 2013), but for 2016 that event is being combined with the tidy up next weekend. 

Monday, 15 February 2016


There was no game for Briggensians FC in the TSW Printers Scunthorpe & Football League yesterday  and the Brigg lads have another blank Saturday coming up on February 20.
As the division three table shows, Briggensians have played fewer games than anyone.

CURRENT STANDINGS - DIVISION THREE                                  
                                           P   W   D   L    F    A  Diff Pts
THE BUTCHERS ARMS             11  11   0   0   51    3  48   33
BARNETBY UNITED RES         15   7   4   4   44   36   8   25
LIMESTONE RANGERS RES    13   7   3   3   40   23  17   24
SCOTTER UNITED RES            17   6   4   7   39   41  -2   22
A.F.C. QUEENSWAY                11   5   1   5   30   19  11   19
COLLEGE WAND RES             11   6   2   3   28   23   5   17-
BRIGGENSIANS                     10   4   2   4   22   18   4   14
CROWLE T COLTS RES          13   2   4   7   29   49 -20   10
SANTON                                   11   2   0   9   17   55 -38    6
MIDTOWN UNITED                12   1   2   9   15   48 -33    5

Monday, 1 December 2014


Marshalls Cricket Club Winners 2014:
Young player of the year - Mark Raisborough jnr 
Callum Glenndinning award- Jake Hutchinson 
Clubman of the year- Shaun Metcalfe 
Club Champion 2014- Martyn Snell

Midweek batting - Lynton Karkach 205 runs @41
Midweek Bowling-  Joe Raisborough 13 wkts
1st XI Batting- Martyn Snell 581 runs @53 
1st XI Bowling-  Martyn Snell 34 wkts


Sunday, 30 November 2014


A cricketing legend who has enjoyed more than 50 years in the game is the guest at the December meeting of the Lincolnshire Cricket Lovers’ Society, writes ANN BOULTON.
Dennis Amiss MBE will be at Cleethorpes Cricket Club on December 11 to talk about his long career as a player and later as an administrator.
The former Warwickshire and England batsman scored more than 43,000 runs and is one of the few batsmen to have score 100 first class centuries, a feat he achieved in 1986
As an England player, he hit an unbeaten 262 against the West Indies in the 1973-74 test series and followed it up with 206 at the Oval in 1976 against an attack that included Michael Holding and Andy Roberts.
In the early days of limited over cricket, he also became the first batsman to hit a century in One Day Internationals. Amiss went on to become CEO of Warwickshire and deputy chairman of the ECB before retiring in 2011. 

The evening begins at 7.30pm and is free to Society members and £5 for guests.

Thursday, 6 November 2014


 The next meeting of the Lincolnshire Cricket Lovers’ Society focuses on a topical theme – the First World War.
Current 100th anniversary commemorations coincide with the visit of author Brian Halford whose 11 years of research have unearthed and explored the identity of the man who was the inspiration behind the P G Wodehouse character Jeeves.
Born in Dewsbury and brought up in Goole, bowler Percy Jeeves played 50 games for Warwickshire and was on the verge of the England team when World War 1 intervened.
Halford’s book The Real Jeeves explores the player’s life before and during the conflict and reveals how Wodehouse modelled his character on Percy Jeeves after seeing him play in a county match.
Coincidentally, the foreword to the book is provided by Dennis Amiss, who will be the speaker at the Cricket Lovers’ Society December meeting.

Brian Halford will be at Cleethorpes Cricket Club on Thursday, November 13.  The evening starts at 7.30pm and is free to Society members and £5 for guests.

Sunday, 5 October 2014


When Caistor Cricket club held its annual dinner at Grimsby Golf Club, Graham Boulton  was club person of the year 2014. PICTURE BY WES ALLISON.


Harry Boulton with the first team batting award and  North Lindsey batting trophy at the Caistor Cricket Club dinner. The club's first team plays in the Lincolnshire League premier division and the Sunday side in the Amazing Smile North Lindsey League. PICTURE BY WES ALLISON.