For Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme
Please note that Andrew Percy is not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election.

Andrew Percy MP

Flooding and Drainage Update

Andrew has provided the following update on flooding and drainage issues locally. Andrew explains, "Thanks to all those residents who have raised issues with flooding and drainage across the area. We have had an incredible amount of rainfall and we have seen problems in quite a few communities.. My team and I have been liaising with the Council, Severn Trent, the EA and others to try to get to the bottom of many of these issues. As we have no MPs at the moment, it has been a bit more challengin...

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Home-Start Goole Meeting

Andrew has provided an update on Home-Start, Goole following a meeting this week. Andrew explains, "I have been a big fan of the work Home-Start do in the Goole area for many years supporting vulnerable families. At Christmas I often donate toys to them and in the past I've made small financial contributions to them too. That is why I was concerned to hear their lottery funding is coming to an end. As a result, I pulled a meeting together with them this week which was very productive. We've agr...

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Isle School Visits

Andrew recently joined Isle of Axholme North Councillors, Julie Reed and John Briggs, for visits to Luddington and Garthorpe Primary School and Eastoft Primary School to view the results of recent investment by the Conservative-run North Lincs Council. Andrew reports, "We stopped at Eastoft Primary to view the new sensory room which is part of the additional SEN funding we announced previously. At Luddington and Garthorpe Primary we were given a tour by the Head Girl and Head Boy. Maisie and Ma...

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Steel Update - 11/11/2019

Andrew met with Secretary of State for Business, Andrea Leadsom earlier today to discuss British Steel. Andrew explains, "Have just returned from a meeting at the steelworks with the Secretary of State for Business, Andrea Leadsom, to celebrate news that a buyer, Jingye Steel, has been found for British Steel. I met their Chairman on site recently and it was clear they were very keen to purchase the company and saw huge potential for the site. "This is great news and has been welcomed by the ...

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Lest We Forget

I will be laying a wreath this morning in Goole for Remembrance Sunday. I will especiallybe thinking about my Great Granddad, Albert, who is pictured on this post. The last of his children, my Auntie Joan, died recently and it is sad to think that we have lost that living link to my ancestors who fought in World War One. Albert is descended from the Brays and Bones families of Broughton. If memory serves there are Brays on the war memorial in Broughton and I have always wondered if they are rel...

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Parliament Week - Snaith School

Andrew visited Snaith Primary today to celebrate Parliament Week. Andrew reports "As residents will know I always try to support Parliament Week (an annual celebration of our democracy) by speaking in local schools about the work of an MP. This also normally includes taking questions from pupils. "Even though Parliament has dissolved I wanted to support Parliament Week as usual which is why I visited Snaith Primary this morning to speak to their Key Stage 2 assembly about the work of MPs and w...

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British Steel Update - November 2019

Andrew has provided the following update on British Steel: Andrew said, "I was at the steel works last Friday with other local leaders for a meeting with one of the potential new owners of British Steel. As residents will remember there is considerable interest in purchasing the site, but so far the two most advanced bids are from a Turkish company and from Jingye Group. We met with Jingye last week to talk through their plans and vision for the site. Jingye are a major steel producer and, like...

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Meeting with Haxey Parish Council to Discuss Haxey Hood

Andrew joined Isle Councillors Ron Alcock and David Rose, along with North Lincs Council Leader Rob Waltham, to meet with Haxey Parish Council to discuss the Haxey Hood.  Andrew says, "Great to be down on the south of the Isle this weekend to meet with Haxey Parish Council and Councillors, Ron Alcock and David Rose, to celebrate the purchasing by North Lincs Council of a field traditionally used for the Haxey Hood. For those who aren't local, the Hood is England's oldest traditional tussle....

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