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

Andrew Percy MP

EE/ BT Group – Broughton Mobile Coverage Update

Residents may remember that Andrew conducted a survey on mobile coverage and broadband in Broughton last year, which was used to raise the issue of poor service in the area with the providers. After the survey report was sent to the providers last year, O2, who share infrastructure with Vodafone, had informed Andrew that they would undertake works to improve 4G coverage in Broughton and EE/BT Group also informed him that they were constructing a new mast site in the town. Andrew chased the pro...

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Siemens Planning Application Submitted

An important step in the Goole rail factory took place this morning with Siemens officially submitting the planning application for the Goole rail factory, test track and office block. The test track is not to be confused with the proposed new 5-mile test ring with has also been looked at by Siemens and remains at an early stage.   This is great news and moves the project on considerably. The hope is that the planning application should be relatively non-controversial, enabling swift approval...

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Severn Trent Water Sewer Collapse - Emergency Works from 23rd April

Andrew has been informed that Severn Trent Water will shortly be undertaking emergency works following a sewer collapse off Doncaster Road. Their investigation work has shown the sewer under Doncaster Road to be in poor condition and in urgent need of replacement.  Their work will start on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 and will involve replacing the length of the sewer where it crosses under Doncaster Road. During these repairs, Severn Trent will need to close the A18 Doncaster Road between Hilton A...

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4R Environmental Permit Consultation Reminder

The Easter recess has given me some time to catch up on some update letters regarding various local issues. Residents will be receiving these letters over the next few days. My poor team have had thousands and thousands to stuff! One of the letters mentioned above is on the 4R Environmental Permit. The deadline is approaching for residents to contribute to the consultation on the Environment Agency permit. Myself and local Conservative councillors have already submitted our objections and I hav...

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Free Compost Giveaways for East Riding Residents

East Riding Council are giving away 5,000 bags of compost for free to East Riding residents. This is an annual giveaway, which will be held at nine sites across the area over a period of two weeks. Goole’s giveaway will take place on Thursday 16 May at 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU. Residents can collect two free 15kg bags of compost per car. Andrew adds, "This compost comes from the recycled food and garden waste that residents put in the brown recycling bins. This includes recycled fo...

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Competition for Primary Students

Primary school pupils in our area can take part in a national competition to raise awareness of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Andrew explains, "The competition, which has been organised by gas network Cadent, is designed to teach children about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and to help them to keep safe. The competition is looking for entries from children aged between 5 and 11, in any form of media, such as eye-catching cartoons, videos, models, short stories or poems that are inf...

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4R Planning - Dirty Tricks?

I've just had a resident from Crowle contact me to say that Labour have been knocking on their door - well it is election time and the only time they appear, in which they stated that Labour were the only party opposing the 4R planning application! This is the plan for a waste treatment site near Swinefleet. So much for working together to oppose what is a deeply unwanted application locally. In short, as residents will know from the direct letters they have received from myself and local Counc...

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British Steel Seeking Government Loan

As residents may have seen in the news today, British Steel are reported to be seeking a £100 million loan form the Government in order to meet EU emissions requirements. Normally these would be settled by carbon permits but because the UK hasn't agreed a deal with the EU on Brexit, these have been suspended. British Steel were very clear with local MPs that they wanted us to support the PM's deal which would have seen us leave the EU on March 29th had it passed. They were clear that the deal ...

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