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

Andrew Percy MP

‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ Campaign

As part of this year’s Loneliness Awareness Week, the Government has launched a new campaign to tackle the stigma of loneliness and to encourage people to speak out. Andrew says, "A number of charities, organisations and businesses have come together to support this new campaign, including The Marmalade Trust, the Co-op Foundation, the British Red Cross, the Campaign to End Loneliness, Mind, Public Health England and the Jo Cox Foundation. "Sadly, a new poll has shown that the main barrier f...

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Drowning Prevention Week 2019

Drowning Prevention Week, which was created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK and is being supported by the Department for Education, will be running between 14 - 24 June. Andrew says, "This national campaign aims to ensure everyone knows how to have fun and stay safe near water.  "More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year, around one person every 10 hours, and many more suffer injury, sometimes life-changing, when they survive drowning." You can follow these simple preca...

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Apply for the East Riding's Year of Green Action Community Fund

As part of the Government’s Year of Green Action initiative, East Riding Council are inviting applications for ‘green’ grants via the East Riding's Year of Green Action Community Fund. Andrew explains, "These grants of up to £1000 will be available to community groups, not-for-profit organisations, volunteers, town and parish councils, schools and other public bodies. They are to be used towards green and environmentally-friendly projects, such as, planting trees, litter picks, or instal...

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Steel Industry Meeting with PM

Andrew met with the Prime Minister today to discuss British Steel.  Andrew reports, "This afternoon myself and a cross-party delegation of MPs met with the Prime Minister to discuss the on-going issues with British Steel and the attempts to find a new buyer for the site. With the Government presently covering wages and the costs at the site, every effort is being made by the Government to secure the future of the site.  "The meeting was an opportunity for us to press home the importance of s...

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Essential Works to Rawcliffe Bridge Crossing to Start on 17 June

East Riding Council has announced that essential works to strengthen the bridge at Rawcliffe Bridge will start next week on Monday, 17 June - expected to be completed by March, 2020. Andrew says, "The council explain that, to ensure the works are completed efficiently and safely, they will have to close the bridge to all traffic for the duration of the work, with a signed diversion route being put in place. However, they add that provisions will be made for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the...

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Scams Awareness Campaign 2019

Citizens Advice are working together with the Consumer Protection Partnership, Trading Standards and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to run their 2019 Scams Awareness campaign. The campaign is running between 10 - 23 June and the goal is to encourage people to: ‘stop, report, talk’ if they think they have been targeted by a scam or fraud. Andrew adds, "Citizens Advice's research has found that 61% of people have been targeted by scammers in the last 2 years...

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Afternoon Tea Fundraising for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now have asked Andrew to raise awareness of their forthcoming Afternoon Tea fundraising campaign. Andrew explains, "This July, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now are urging people to get together with friends and family to hold an Afternoon Tea. The money raised will provide vital funds to enable the charities to carry out more world-class research and provide more life-changing support." If you are interested in setting up your own Afternoon Tea fund...

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D-Day 75

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the beginning of the Battle of Normandy. Andrew says, "On the 6th June 1944, over 150,000 incredibly brave allied soldiers took part in the largest amphibious invasion in history. The D-Day landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, marked the beginning of the campaign to liberate Europe from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. 61,000 British troops took part in the operation, along with 73,000 Americans and 14,000 Canadians. "To mark the 75th an...

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