Andrew attended the reopening of the historic Angel in Brigg last week.
Andrew reports, "The Angel has reopened as a community hub, as part of the Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council’s £5m community investment programme. I was joined by ward councillors Carl Sherwood and Nigel Sherwood, Council Leader Rob Waltham, and Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft, to mark the reopening of the transformed building in the town’s historic Market Place.
"The work on the Angel has included creating a new open plan library entrance, installing a community kitchen and training room, private meeting, activity and community rooms, providing open access computers, an interactive games table to stimulate both physical and cognitive activity and encourage social interaction and a new children’s library.
"I am informed that council staff will offer information, advice and guidance on all aspects of council services. Moreover, a ‘break-out’ room provides a direct link to every council department so it is possible for residents to have private conversations. In addition, an innovative ‘magic table’ uses moving lights projected onto a table to provide games and stimulation for people with a cognitive challenge, from children with autism to older people with dementia. There is also information on healthy lifestyles and support for jobseekers.
"The Angel is also home to Brigg Town Council, which now has new rooms on the top floor, and Brigg Heritage Centre, which remains on the first floor. The Courtyard Café is also trading as usual from the ground floor."
Cllr Rob Waltham said, “The Angel is a beautiful building which has long been the pride of Brigg. Now it can be a central hub for everyone.
“We want this to be a thriving space where we work with our local communities so they are able to improve their experience and enhance their quality of life. Residents are encouraged to come along and use these fantastic facilities now they are on their doorsteps.
“Our investment in local communities will continue, we have a strong track record of delivering for local our area and long may that continue.”
Cllr Carl Sherwood adds, “This investment will help improve the customer experience and support residents to use Brigg Town Centre, have access to Free parking and also hopefully support local businesses too. The council has invested heavily in rural areas and I am increasingly proud that residents will be enabled to access the council offer and support their choices better as a result of this extra investment in Brigg.”