Work starts on transforming The Angel in Brigg

Council News
11:26, Thursday, 16th January 2020

As part of a £5m community investment programme, North Lincolnshire Council is developing its community resources across the area including at The Angel in Brigg.

Community hubs will be redeveloped to better meet the needs of the individual communities by improving accessibility and functionality.

The new Brigg community hub will incorporate:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Library services including a children’s library
  • Access to computers
  • Healthy lifestyle advice
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • Coffee mornings
  • Children and adult group activities
  • Community space
  • Plus much more

The first phase at The Angel includes the installation of a Changing Places toilet that is accessible and meets the needs of all people with a disability. Work is due to finish in early February 2020.

Phase two will start on the second floor to transform the space and refurbish the toilets on the first floor. This work is expected to be completed in early April 2020.

The third and final phase will see the rest of the office space on the ground flood, plus the ballroom and basement area refurbished, which is due to finish in June 2020.

Local business Steve Ball Joinery Ltd has been contracted to carry out the work at The Angel.

All of this follows the recent investment in the Baysgarth hub which joined library and leisure facilities while also creating high quality spaces for community wellbeing support including a craft room, training room, lounge, sensory room and teaching kitchen.

It also builds on the success of the transformation of Scunthorpe Central that caters for much more than a library and brings together lots of services – private, public and voluntary – together under one roof.

The Market Hall in Crowle is next to be redeveloped as part of the community investment programme, complementing community resources at Ashby, Riddings, Epworth, Scunthorpe and Barton.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This is a significant investment across North Lincolnshire communities that will really benefit our residents. The council is committed to keeping residents safe and well, and enabling communities to flourish; the community hubs project plays a big part in this. Support and facilities will be brought together in a community base that will save people time and improve people’s quality of life.

“It is a key milestone in the project seeing work begin at The Angel in Brigg. The community hub in Brigg will be a key asset for people to access services and get the support they need. It is fantastic to see a major investment in facilities for people with a disability with a new Changing Places toilet also being installed to make the hub accessible for all.”