Brigg Town Council

Brigg in Bloom

Brigg Town Council is in the process of establishing a community planting scheme, ‘Brigg In Bloom’. The aim is to extend the current planting scheme to key areas around the town.  Initially this work will include the installation of planters on the railings at the Barnard Avenue roundabout, the Riverside pathway near Ladbrokes, County Bridge and the bus stop on Bridge Street near Sherwood’s Cycle shop.

In the long term, it is hoped that the Brigg in Bloom group will become an independent voluntary body, which will work closely with the Town Council to deliver a planting scheme to enhance the visual amenity in the town.

To kick start this process, the Town Council has found over £9000.00 in unused budgets for the purchase of hardware for the scheme.  It has also successfully applied for a North Lincolnshire Council Community Grant of £5000.00 to fund the installation of the baskets, planting and watering in the summer of 2017.

‘Brigg in Bloom’ will be launched at the Annual Town Meeting on 27th March, 2017.  Cllr. Stuart Swinburn of Immingham Town Council and ‘Immingham in Bloom’ will deliver a presentation on the work done in Immingham.  Councillor Sharon Riggall, Chairman of Brigg in Bloom, will explain the current position in Brigg and the group’s vision for future years.

If you would like to hear more about this exciting new venture or would be willing to become a volunteer, please come along to the Annual Town Meeting.  We are looking for anybody who has a few hours each week to help with a variety of tasks, from deadheading and weeding, approaching local businesses for sponsorship to planning displays for future years.  Alternatively, if gardening isn’t your thing, we are also looking for artistic people to come up with designs for displays.  So whatever your talents, please come along and join this exciting venture for the Brigg.