The FREE community magazine for Brigg and District

About Brigg Matters

Funded entirely by our advertisers, Brigg Matters is a not-for-profit local community enterprise and is produced and distributed by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.

The magazine has been published quarterly for more than 17 years and in addition to carrying advertising, it incorporates a substantial amount of informative editorial features, interviews with local personalities, wildlife articles, a children’s page, reports on local communities and organisations, Brigg Town Council reports, local events and much, much more! It is also one of the most cost effective forms of advertising available for local businesses.

Our Team

Ken harrison

Ken Harrison


Ken has chaired Brigg Matters for more than eleven years. As well as penning many of the articles to be found in the magazine including personal profiles of local legends. He is also the creator of the exploits of ‘Alice & Mario’ and our chief photographer.
Paul hildreth

Paul Hildreth

Until his retirement Paul taught geology and geography at Huntcliff School, Kirton Lindsey and Wyke Sixth Form College, Hull. He is president of the Yorkshire Geological Society and not surprisingly produces insightful articles on the geology of North Lincolnshire for Brigg Matters. He also researches and writes our regular Movers & Shakers columns, and acts as the magazine’s sub-editor ensuring that our spelling, grammar and punctuation meet his impeccable standards!
Gail copson

Gail Copson

Gail has recently taken over two key roles for Brigg Matters – advertising and finance control. Sandy Andrews managed these for Brigg Matters for more than four years but sadly resigned in October prior to moving down to the South Coast to join her family. Gail is also a very proud Grandma to four grandchildren.
Danielle li

Danielle Li

Danielle took over the role of editor when Emma May Smith, previously the publisher of the magazine, resigned to take up a career in the medical profession in Manchester. Danielle had previously taught English in Japan. During her term she introduced a number of innovations but a growing family depleted her available time to continue the role. Danielle remains a valued member of the team and produces the colourful Kids’ Matters pages.
Becky reynolds

Becky Reynolds

Becky joined the Brigg Matters team just over two years ago as editor, a role she had never performed before. She boldy took it on and successfully produced more than eight issues including the design and layout. Attracted to creative art and graphic design, Becky recently enrolled on a two-year course at Doncaster College and reluctantly stepped down as editor to complete this course. However, she remains a valued member of the team and reports on activities in Wrawby.

Stephen harris

Stephen Harris

Stephen, a keen photographic enthusiast, is responsible for the popular “You Have Been Framed” series of photographs. He also backs up Ken as our official photographer to capture people and events that take place around Brigg and District.
Sharon wor

Sharon Worth

Sharon has been a member of the team for four years and is responsible for the distribution of the magazine around the Brigg and District area. This involves dealing with more than sixty volunteer deliverers as well as organising the counting out, labelling and boxing of the magazines.
Josie webb from brigg matters

Josie Webb

Josie is well-known as the founder member of the Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH), now approaching its twentieth year. A keen local historian and fountain of knowledge of Brigg of yesteryear, Josie leads local history walks about the town as well as initiating the annual autumn Ghost Walks.

Chloe plachcinski

Chloe Plachcinski

Chloe is excited to have joined the Brigg Matters team as copy editor. She loves to spend her time renovating the old Convent Manor house or going adventuring with her cockapoo, Ken! She loves being part of the Brigg community and feels there is no friendlier place to live.