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

Andrew Percy MP

Mobile Phone Network Meetings

Andrew has started his latest round of meetings this week with mobile phone networks as part of his long-running campaign to secure better mobile coverage for local people.  Andrew previously surveyed thousands of homes in the constituency on this issue to get a full picture of customer experience locally. Following this, all of the mobile networks have started a process of mast improvements locally, with many residents already seeing improvements. However, Andrew continues to believe coverage...

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BAE Systems Jobs - Letter to Prime Minister

Following BAE Systems’ announcement on redundancies last week, Andrew has coordinated a cross-party letter to the Prime Minister along with Diana Johnson MP. 142 cross-party MPs signed the letter.  Andrew comments, “I am pleased to have been working cross-party with Diana Johnson MP regarding jobs at BAE Systems. BAE Systems recently announced 2000 proposed redundancies across a number of sites in the UK. This is very sad news for all of the workers concerned and will be a huge blow to the...

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The Community Cinema in Crowle

A new community cinema project will shortly be launched in Crowle. The cinema is being run by the new Community Cinema Group, which is made up entirely of local volunteers. It was established through a £10,000 contribution from North Lincolnshire Council and a further £3,000 from a local windfarm fund, which helped with the Cinema Group’s start-up costs. The group will be running two regular viewing slots: 1st Wednesday afternoon of every month, starting at 12:30, and the 3rd Friday of eve...

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Bigby Road Closure Update

FURTHER UPDATE RECEIVED; Since the below update from Network Rail, Andrew has received further news regarding the Bigby Road closure . Andrew explains, "I am happy to report that Bigby Road Crossing will reopen today. We have been chasing this issue all day and have now received the following update from Network Rail. "They have sourced a replacement part and plan on installing that this afternoon with a view to having the road reopened by 6pm tonight. "They are looking at if this replaceme...

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Burglaries on the Isle of Axholme

Andrew recently received the following update from Humberside Police regarding the recent spate of burglaries on the Isle of Axholme. Commenting, Andrew said, “As residents may remember, I have raised this numerous times with the local police and in face to face meetings with police chiefs. “In addition to the below, as I made clear a few weeks ago, Humberside Police have informed me that they are looking at increasing police numbers on the Isle as recruitment of new officers increases. "...

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Help to Heat Scheme – ECO Funding

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain which aims to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under the scheme, larger energy suppliers have to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes in Great Britain. Residents must be in receipt of guaranteed pension credit to qualify. This funding does not usually cover the full cost of installation works: however, there are some situations whereby it might; for example, if the property...

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Government Doubles Free Childcare

From September 2017, working families with three and four year-olds are entitled to an additional 15 hours of funded childcare with an Ofsted registered child carer. This is in addition to the universal 15 hours of childcare that all families are entitled to – meaning that working families can access up to 30 hours of free childcare.  Andrew comments, “I am happy to report that the Government’s doubling of free childcare has now been effective since September. This is great news for work...

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Andrew Meets with Northern Rail

Andrew recently met with Paul Barnfield and Pete Myers of Northern Rail to discuss timetables in the constituency along with other issues. Andrew reports: “It was great to meet with Northern Rail recently to find out what they have planned for the area. “They explained how they are working with local schools and The Friends of Goole Station to lift the station and its environs. The new station assets for Goole will be coming this year. “They also informed me of the service changes star...

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