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

Andrew Percy MP

Meeting with Canadian Business Delegation

Following a number of recent meetings and engagements relating to his Trade Envoy to Canada role, Andrew met this week with a delegation representing the business and insurance sectors from Canada. Following the meeting, Andrew said, "I had a great roundtable discussion earlier this week with representatives from the Canadian Insurance and Banking sectors and the Chambers of Commerce from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. "The Canadian delegation is in the UK this week for meetings with government ...

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Safe Place Scheme - Keep Safe in Your Community

The Safe Place scheme is designed to help vulnerable people stay safe when they leave their house. The scheme applies to people who have learning disabilities or difficulties, suffer from dementia or those who require support or assistance whilst in public. Moreover, the scheme can also be used by those who are just feeling vulnerable, confused or lost when out and about. Designated safe places have a ‘safe place’ sticker on display. If you feel afraid, lost, or are being harassed while ou...

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The Herbert Protocol - Safe and Found

Humberside Police have adopted the Herbert Protocol, which is a national scheme that encourages those who take care of vulnerable people to complete a form that contains information about the person in the event that they go missing. Andrew explains, "If you are a carer, family member, or even a friend or neighbour, of someone who is elderly, has dementia or other mental health issues, you can complete a form which includes that person’s vital information, along with a photo, which will then ...

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Government’s Tax-Free Childcare Scheme Now Open to all Eligible Families

Andrew is encouraging eligible families to make an application for help towards childcare costs. From the 14th February, the Government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme has opened to all the remaining eligible families. Andrew says, "The Conservative Government launched the scheme in April last year. The application process is quick and easy, and will help parents save thousands towards the cost of childcare each year." Below is some further information from the GOV.UK website on how the scheme wor...

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The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

Local schools can apply to take part in the UK’s largest youth model rocket competition – The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC). Schools can register now for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid-trip to 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. UKRoC involves the design, build and launch of a model rocket with the aim of ensuring the passenger - two raw eggs - remain intact throughout the launch and landing. The rocket must reach 800 feet with specific target flight duration of 41-43 seco...

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Launch of National Campaign for a Defibrillator in Every School

Andrew joined a cross-party group of MPs for the launch of the Oliver King Foundation’s National Campaign for every school across the country to have access to a lifesaving Defibrillator by 2020. The Oliver King Foundation was set up after 12-year-old Oliver King tragically died from a sudden cardiac arrest in March 2011 during a swimming lesson at school. The Foundation has set a target for every school to have a lifesaving Defibrillator.  To achieve this, the Foundation will continue to w...

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Drainage meeting with Severn Trent

Andrew joined Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed for a meeting with Severn Trent to discuss on-going resident concerns about flooding and drainage in the Crowle and Ealand area.  Severn Trent heard concerns about continuing problems during times of heavy rainfall, with particular concerns being raised about sewage over-flowing. North Lincs Council, Severn Trent and the Environment Agency have all re-committed to working together to solve the issues with drainage in the area.  Andrew said...

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Goole 36 Update Meeting With Homes England

Andrew held an update meeting with Homes England (previously the Homes and Communities Agency) to discuss on-going efforts to encourage new businesses to the site. Andrew previously worked to secure the funding from David Cameron's Government to construct the road which has opened up the development land.  Since this time, he has worked with the Homes and Communities Agency, Government and potential investors to encourage development of the site. Interest has been strong in the site, with anno...

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