Council reveals award winners

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A riverside business, now housing a popular cafe and art gallery, has been named as the winner of the Brigg Town Council Civic Award.

The award is presented in recognition of a feature in Brigg which is best considered to have improved the appearance of the town during the previous year.

And the recipient is Byrom and Steel of 1-5 Springs Parade, which has seen the complete renovation of a derelict, unsightly and empty building in the town.

The council not only recognised the outstanding visual improvement to the premises, but also the positive message generated for the town and its economy, as a result of a new venture being willing to accept the challenge of re-developing a previously neglected site, and to invest time, money and energy.

The council’s award for public voluntary service to the community of Brigg - The Joseph J. Magrath O.B.E. Award - is being given to Antony Darker of Poplar Drive in recognition of his “dedication and commitment to more than one organisation.”

Mr Darker has a long standing commitment to local scouting and the time involved in delivering such a commitment did not deter him from volunteering to help at the Senior Citizens Pop In or from coming forward as one of the first Brigg LIVES First Responders.

The council statement announcing the award, said: “All of this work requires dedication but, in making this award, Brigg Town Council would like to particularly recognise the additional commitment required from Mr Darker, as a LIVES First Responder, which members are very much aware can, and does, save lives.”

The official presentations will take place at the Town Mayor’s Civic Charity Dinner on March 23.