Band together to clean up Brigg for the Jubilee

A SPRING clean day to prepare Brigg for the Diamond Jubilee has been organised by the town council.

There will be two clean-up sessions on Saturday, May 26, when the main aim will be to target the river, the riverside and the town centre.

Other locations which have been identified as “in need of a targeted response” will also be considered, depending on the manpower available.

Both sessions will commence with a health and safety briefing at the Angel Suite and light refreshments will be provided after each clean-up session.

In a statement the town council said it was important that with all the celebrations scheduled for June the town looks spick and span.

The Diamond Jubilee weekend in Brigg will begin with the LincSquad Adventure Challenge on Sunday, June 3.

A voluntary committee has also been formed to organise further events and entertainment for the community, on either Monday, June 4 or Tuesday, June 5.

The week will conclude with the Brigg Summer Fair, now organised annually by Brigg and District Lions in the Market Place on Sunday, June 10.

Town clerk Jeanette Woollard said: “All of these initiatives will ensure the town is suitably decorated in readiness for the celebrations, but will undoubtedly be spoiled if the town and the river are full of litter and look generally unkempt.

“Can you please spare time to help?”

The clerk added that clearly the more manpower that is available the more that can be done and the council therefore hoped local residents will be able to pledge their assistance at one of the clean-up sessions and will also spread the word and encourage others to come forward and help.

Registration forms for the clean-up are available from the clerk at the Angel Suite on Monday and Thursdays from 10am.