Member of Parliament for
Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme

Andrew Percy MP

Red Cross – Monthly First Aid Skills

This is the April edition of the British Red Cross’ tips on first aid. This edition is on first aid for someone who is bleeding heavily: 1.       Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood. You are acting as a “plug” to stop the blood escaping. The pressure you apply will help the blood clot and stop the bleeding. 2.       Call 999 as soon as possible. If you can’t call 999, get someone else to do it. 3.       Keep pressure ...

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Community Safety News - Scam Alert

A recent My Community Alert from Humberside Police revealed that some people in our area were being caught out by fake "Phishing" emails. These emails look genuine; however, they are from fraudsters and are scams. The most common seen in our area are scam emails that are branded to look like they are from Banks, HMIC and the DVLA. If it doesn't look genuine, it probably isn't. Here is some further information on protecting yourself from fraudsters: Read More →

Humberside Police – My Community Alert

Humberside Police is operating a free messaging system to give you live information on any incidents happening nearby. These could be road closures or information on a burglar being apprehended in your area.  You can decide on if you’d prefer messages on your phone or via email, and also how often you want to hear about what’s going on and the particular issues you’d like to hear about. Find out more and subscribe to My Community Alert here: Read More →

World Parkinson’s Day

Today is World Parkinson’s Day (Wednesday 11 April).   The aim of World Parkinson’s Day is to raise awareness of Parkinson’s UK’s activity to encourage people to unite for Parkinson’s, as a survey found that 32 per cent of people with Parkinson’s have been stared at in public and 11 per cent have been laughed at. In addition, 32 per cent of people do not feel that their symptoms are socially acceptable.  Andrews adds, “Parkinson’s affects 145,000 people in the UK, which is o...

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Red Cross – Monthly First Aid Skills

The British Red Cross is providing MPs with monthly tips and advice on different first aid skills. The first in the series was on dealing with an asthma attack. Please watch the following video on how to respond in this situation: https://youtu.be/1Ceh9CWHS7k Also, the Red Cross website is full of such everyday first aid skills. You can find them here: Read More →

Question to the Cabinet Office and Meeting with US Congressman, Darin LaHood

Last week Andrew asked the following question during Cabinet Office questions in the House of Commons Chamber: Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) “Never mind the hereditaries, the House of Lords is stuffed full of people who are too London-centric. When are we going to have more Yorkshire folk and more of the good men and women of Lincolnshire in the House of Lords?” You can read the full debate online Read More →

Go Ape at Normanby Hall - Now Open

Andrew attended the opening of Go Ape at Normanby Hall, along with Councillors Rob Waltham, Elaine Marper, Helen Rowson and Ralph Ogg. The course is set in 7 metre high trees and takes around two to three hours to complete. There are zip wires, rope ladders, Tarzan swings and more. Following the visit, Andrew said, “I enjoyed attending the opening of GO APE at Normanby Hall. This is another example of the leisure investment we have helped secure into our area. This is a great venue for famili...

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New Woodland in North Lincolnshire

Andrew accompanied North Lincolnshire council leader, Cllr Rob Waltham, for the beginning of planting on the new woodland area in North Lincolnshire (on the outskirts of Brigg). Thousands of trees will be planted in the coming months, and it should take around 5 to 10 years for the woodland to take shape. Both Andrew and Rob thanked Jackson Farms for accommodating the five acre site.  Following the visit, Andrew said, "The River Ancholme path has been incredible success locally and by adding ...

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