Brigg Town Council set to review civic function spending

Brigg news EMN-150104-122652001
Brigg news EMN-150104-122652001

Brigg Town Council is to make a full review of the cost of civic functions attended by the town mayor, or the deputy in his absence.

The review will look at the number of events attended and the cost. The council could also cut its public meetings to one each month, doing away with committee meetings and discussing everything in full council.

Coun Mike Campion voiced his opposition. “It seems strange to change something that has worked very well in the past few years,” he said.

l There are hopes that the lost thesis on Brigg Fair and Percy Grainger can be replaced at Brigg Library.

Coun Rob Waltham said he had visited Melbourne and North Lincolnshire and hoped the missing volume could be replaced in PDF form and then be bound as a hard copy.

“We are in contact with Melbourne University and have to get permission for it to be released,” he added.

l Councillors expressed concerns at the possible loss of parking spaces at the former site of Lidl’s store on Springs Parade.

Plans had been submitted to North Lincolnshire to redevelop the site but councillors had serious concerns.

Coun Paul Keane said: “I am very concerned. Businesses on Springs Parade need as many car parking spaces as possible.”

Coun Carl Sherwood told the chamber that a major problem is that the land is privately owned, restricting what impact objections can have.

The landowner is Tesco, which operates on the adjacent site. Coun Jane Kitchen said: “We don’t know the purpose of future use of this land. That is a difficulty.”