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

Andrew Percy MP

Free Swimming Sessions and £1 Bus Journeys for Kids in North Lincs

North Lincs Council are once again providing free swimming sessions for children and young people over the summer holidays. From tomorrow (20th July), children aged 16 and under can swim for free during Summer Daze sessions at council leisure centres until 2nd September. Free swimming sessions will be available at: • The Pods, Scunthorpe • Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg • Axholme North Leisure Centre, Crowle • Baysgarth Leisure Centre, Barton upon Humber Andrew adds, "I recently v...

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Environment Agency Update Meeting with Humber MPs

Andrew hosted the Environment Agency (EA) in Parliament this week for a meeting with Humber MPs. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the EA’s Comprehensive Review of the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy and for a general discussion on flood defence schemes locally. Andrew reports, "As I have mentioned before, the Environment Agency are working in partnership with 12 Local Authorities from around the Humber to comprehensively review the current Humber Flood Risk Strategy. I understa...

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Early Years Family Support Debate

Andrew took part in a House of Commons debate on early years family support yesterday to speak on the Imagination Library scheme and to highlight the importance of literacy at an early age.  You can read Andrew’s contribution below, or read the full debate online here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-07-16/debates/5C7FA151-A4F1-4F0F-88F1-5A66A7F8F060/Earl...

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Goole Town Centre to Receive a Quarter of a Million Pounds of Funding

Goole town centre is set to receive almost £250,000 of funding. This money has been allocated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) via funding from the Conservative Government’s Local Growth Fund, which Andrew was responsible for during his time as the Northern Powerhouse Minister. Andrew says, "This is obviously good news but is still relatively limited funding. I am continuing to work with the council and Government departments to access more significant funding for the town ce...

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Isle of Axholme Greenway Visit

Andrew visited the Isle of Axholme Greenway yesterday to take a look at the fantastic new information signs. Andrew reports, "I was joined by local councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed, Leader of North Lincs Council Rob Waltham and Paul Schofield from the Environment Team who have been managing the expansion of the Greenway. "The Greenway is a path which connects the Isle with Scunthorpe, and is enjoyed by many runners, walkers, cyclists etc. We hope that the route will eventually run the wh...

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Burringham and Gunness, and South Ferriby Flood Defence Works – Update Visits

Andrew visited both the Burringham and Gunness Flood Defence works, and the South Ferriby Flood Defence works today to check on progress for these projects. As you may be aware, Andrew has been working with the council and the Environment Agency to secure funding for these schemes following the devastation of the 2013 tidal surge. Andrew says, "I am happy to report that the Burringham and Gunness Flood Defence works are nearing completion, with the works estimated to be completed in early/ mid...

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Andrew Meets Transport for the North and Supports Northern Budget Ask

Ahead of the upcoming spending review, Andrew met with representatives of Transport for the North to discuss rail and transport investment in the North. Andrew also added his voice to the growing calls for Government to prioritise spending in the North of England. Alongside fellow Northern MPs, civic leaders and businesses, Andrew is calling on the Government to increase investment in transport in the North of England, in line with Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan. This incl...

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Westminster Hall Debate on the Steel Industry

I spoke in the Steel Industry debate in Parliament yesterday to once again support the efforts to save the Scunthorpe steelworks. Alongside other local MPs, Nic Dakin and Martin Vickers, we again presented a united cross-party voice in support of this vital industry. The Official Receiver, who is the independent person overseeing this process, is presently assessing a short list of bids for the site. The Government cannot mandate his decision on this matter but, separately to this, Government M...

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