No point in co-opting for Brigg council

Brigg news EMN-140810-083954001
Brigg news EMN-140810-083954001

Brigg Town Council are not to co-opt a new member to replace Coun Ben Nobbs who died in December.

At the monthly meeting council decided that, given a new council will be elected in May, the earliest a newly co-opted member could take his/her seat would be for the April meeting.

It was deemed that co-option for one month, which would involve much paperwork, is pointless.

The council also heard the slow turning wheels of North Lincolnshire bureaucracy have derailed the progress of the Brigg Neighbourhood Plan for the moment, according to the group’s chair Coun Alec Depledge.

He urged North Lincolnshire Council to get the progress of the plan back into “full steam ahead mode” as soon as possible.

New gas mains will be installed in Brigg town centre and there will be some digging up of footpaths and access areas in the pedestrianised area around the Market Place. The work will start in March and take three weeks, but businesses will retain full access.

From this week, the footpath from Brigg Primary School to Grammar School Road will be closed for six months. Closure is for health and safety reasons linked to the need for earth movements and heavy vehicles involved with the construction of the new access road.

The schools meals service is taking over the contract to deliver ‘Meals on Wheels’ in the Brigg area and other parts of North Lincolnshire. Cllr Rob Waltham told the monthly meeting of Brigg Town Council that older residents eligible for Meals on Wheels will get more appetising freshly cooked hot meals as a result.