Confusion over boundary lines

Westrum Lane in Brigg part of which lies in West Lindsey. Could boundary changes put it within its natural home in North Lincolnshire?

Westrum Lane in Brigg part of which lies in West Lindsey. Could boundary changes put it within its natural home in North Lincolnshire?

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Boundaries have been the topic of discussion recently in Brigg, as it appears many residents are unsure where exactly they live.

The most obvious anomaly is the town’s Westrum Lane, part of which historically lies in West Lindsey while the rest of Brigg is part of North Lincolnshire.

Now a review could take place of the county boundary between the two authorities.

Brigg Town Council is requesting the boundary review given that a number of areas within Brigg actually lie in other parishes.

Other parts of what are generally thought of as being in Brigg but are in neighbouring parishes but within North Lincolnshire could also be looked at.

Boundary issues were discussed back at the September monthly Brigg Town Council meeting especially those at ‘Waters Edge’ where some residents are generally unaware that they live in Broughton parish, considering themselves to be residents of Brigg.

Houses on Western Avenue are located in Wrawby Parish, but similarly many residents are unaware of this.

A Community Governance Review is needed if any changes are to be effected.

North Lincolnshire and Brigg Town Councillor Nigel Sherwood told colleagues that he believed any decision to progress a review should lie with residents.

North Lincolnshire could be responsible for this and formally seek the opinion of residents involved.

Town Councillors have decided to defer a decision to instigate a review for three months to allow North Lincolnshire to come forward with a firm commitment to progress a review within 12 months.