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

Andrew Percy MP

Funding Opportunities for Local Charities and Community Groups

Local charities and community groups can apply for a share of over £4 million of funding raised by the People’s Postcode Lottery. Applications for the latest round of funding are now open and will close on the 28th August. Both charities and community groups are eligible to apply for the grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding will be allocated through one of three Trusts, which support different categories of projects: • People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects...

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Flood Defence Works Update: Airmyn, Gowdall and Snaith

Gowdall and Snaith Flood Defence Works I am happy to announce that the Environment Agency’s (EA) sheet piling works in the flood embankment at Hensall are now complete and contractors have left the site. Although the flood defence works are based in Hensall, they will also benefit further downstream in Gowdall and Snaith. I, along with Cllr John Barrett, attended a few meetings on this due to the positive benefits these works will have on both Gowdall and Snaith. Sheet piles have been driven...

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Please Vote in Support of new Cricket Equipment for Sir John Nelthorpe School

I am happy to announce that Sir John Nelthorpe School has been nominated for a One Family Foundation grant of £5000 to purchase indoor cricket mats, a cricket cage and throw down wicket. However, we now need people to take 5 minutes to register and vote in order for the school to be awarded this funding.  There is a long history of cricket being played in Brigg, both on the school field at Sir John Nelthorpe (SJN) and by Brigg Cricket Club. However, the school is in desperate need of a new wi...

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Marshlands Community's Neighbourhood Watch Event

Reedness Parish Council have organised a Marshlands Community Neighbourhood Watch Event, which will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the marquee at the Half Moon Inn, Main Street, Reedness on Thursday 7th September 2017. The purpose of this event is to give you the opportunity to find out how the community can work together to make the neighbourhood a safer place and to assist in crime prevention.  Goole Community Police, Rural Crime, and Crime Prevention officers from Humberside Police will be i...

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Flood Re’s ‘Local Heroes’ Campaign

Flood Re have launched their ‘Local Heroes’ campaign, which is a nationwide search for those individuals, communities and local flood action groups that have made a real difference to their local area either in preparing for a flood event or in taking action to help their friends and neighbours during a flood. They are now asking individuals to nominate their ‘Local Hero.’  This could be themselves, someone they know or a group that has made a real difference during the toughest times ...

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Broadband in Burton - Drop-In Session - Thursday 10th August

The broadband drop-in session for those Burton residents who don't have access to fixed-line superfast broadband will take place on Thursday 10th August, 4.30pm to 7pm, at the Village Hall. This is an ideal opportunity to get more information and to let us know directly if you cannot access superfast broadband or if you are not sure. As mentioned in my recent letter to relevant residents in Burton, the majority of properties in the village can now access fixed-line superfast broadband. However,...

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Andrew Visits Normanby Park Sports and Activity Club

Andrew recently visited Normanby Park Sports and Activity Club at Normanby Park Cricket Field along with local Councillors Helen Rowson and Elaine Marper. The visit included a presentation of a grant to the NPSAC of over £17,000 for the purchase of new equipment.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, "I really enjoyed a recent visit with the guys from Normanby Park Sports and Activity Club. I was joined by local Councillors Helen Rowson and Elaine Marper. "The NPSAC were awarded funding for...

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Goole Subway Update

Heavy rain again today and haven't had a chance to check the subways yet but I did have Network Rail down this week to meet with me to discuss how exactly they are going to sort this out. They promise me that in the next two years or so they will install a wholly new system in each subway as the current arrangements are not safe to work in, the chamber being under the road, and nor is it keeping them dry. Until then, they are making other changes as I've outlined before, but these have not wor...

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