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

Andrew Percy MP

Belton Country Park Visit

Andrew recently joined Cllr Liz Redfern, Cllr Dave Robinson, and the leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Rob Waltham, at the Belton Country Park Visitor Centre.  Following the visit, Andrew said, "It was great to join Isle of Axholme South Councillors, Liz Redfern and Dave Robinson, at the new Visitor Centre we secured funding for at the Belton Country Park. We met with Council Leader, Rob Waltham, and Danielle who will be running the new cafe at the venue. "We are proud to have secure...

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Free First Aid Apps from St John’s Ambulance

Andrew has previously informed constituents of the British Red Cross' useful smartphone app on first aid, and would now like to draw constituents' attention to St John’s Ambulance's free first aid apps. The apps are clear and easy to follow, and are available free on Android, BlackBerry and iPhones. Andrew explains, "St John’s Ambulance provide two different apps: one for general first aid, and the other specifically for cyclists. The first aid app provides information on CPR, choking, all...

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Flood Defence Scheme Visit

Earlier today, Andrew joined North Lincs Council Leader, Rob Waltham and the Environment Agency to discuss the flood defence scheme in Burringham.  Following the visit, Andrew said, "It was great to discuss the Burringham flood defence scheme with Cllr Rob Waltham, the Environment Agency and the project’s contractors. This project is being funded by a Government grant of £13million, which I lobbied hard for, and, I’m glad to say, will also include the Isle of Axholme.  "The project wil...

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Cycle Safety this Summer

Think!, which is the Department of Transport's dedicated road safety website, is campaigning to raise awareness of cycle safety. Their website provides some useful safety advice for both cyclists and drivers, and particularly raises awareness of the danger to cyclists from lorries turning left.  Andrew adds, "With the summer holidays and the recent nice weather encouraging cyclists to enjoy our wonderful countryside, it’s worth taking note of some useful advice on cycle safety for both cycli...

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National Defibrillator Network (NDN)

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a new national programme: the National Defibrillator Network (NDN).  The BHF are partnering with the NHS and ambulance services throughout the UK to develop the NDN over the next 12 months. The aim of this initiative is to identify and map the location of defibrillators so that 999 operators can inform callers of the location of nearby defibrillators in an emergency situation.  The National Defibrillator Network will launch in the spring of nex...

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Best Small Shops Competition 2018

Small shopkeepers in our area can now enter the Best Small Shops Competition.   The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in our local community. The competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK and is free to enter.  Shopkeepers can nominate their business online until Sunday 9th September. There will be a shortlist of 25 applicants that will be chosen by a panel of representatives from the independent retail indus...

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Up to £20,000 of Potential Funding for Charities and Community Groups

Local charities and community groups can apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million from the People’s Postcode Lottery. The awards range from £500 to £20,000, with three different categories open to applications. It is recommended that you choose the relevant category for your charity or group.  The categories are as follows: • People’s Postcode Trust: projects which focus on prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and equal rights. • Postcode Local Trust: p...

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£10 Million Contract for Additional GP Appointments in the East Riding

Yorkshire Health Partners Limited have been awarded a 5 1/2 year contract by the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group. The £10 million contract will commence in October this year and will provide “access to routine and same day appointments with general practice (GP) clinicians 7-days a week in additional evening and weekend clinics across East Riding of Yorkshire.”   Goole and the surrounding area will be the first to benefit from this investment, with around 600 additi...

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