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

Andrew Percy MP

North to Benefit From 15 Community-led Projects Worth Almost £1M

Communities Minister, and local MP, Andrew Percy today announced a cash boost of almost £1 million to community-led efforts across the North of England giving local people greater control over local services. Many of the 15 projects receiving funding will focus on offering personalised schemes to improve people’s health and general wellbeing. Other schemes will tackle social isolation, and help people find a job. Goole will benefit to the tune of £57,900 with the funding supporting the Gool...

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Andrew Welcomes Urgent Care Centre at Goole Hospital

Goole MP, Andrew Percy, has welcomed the final decision from the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group to create an Urgent Care Centre at Goole Hospital. These new centres will act as enhanced minor injury units across the East Riding, but at fewer locations. Local GPs who make up the Clinical Commissioning Group that now determines how local NHS services are configured, consulted on a range of proposals, one of which included NO Urgent Care Centre at Goole at all.  Following this, Andrew P...

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Postbox Refurbishment

Andrew has welcomed confirmation that the Royal Mail will begin their programme of postbox refurbishment across the DN14 postcode next month, with ones in Old Goole scheduled to be some of the first to be painted. Andrew says, “I have been working closely with residents across our local area on campaigns to help improve their local community and I recently joined East Riding Council and their Environmental Enforcement Team for a visit to various sites in Old Goole. “This visit was all part...

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Andrew Welcomes New Early Years Facilities at Pollington-Balne Primary School

Last week Andrew visited Pollington-Balne Primary School to meet with pupils and for a tour around the new purpose built pre-school building, which now occupies over 50 children. The three month construction project finished in October and now youngsters aged from two to four years old are making the most of it. Andrew says, “This is a great school and I’m always hearing a lot of positive feedback from both parents and teachers here. I had a really good visit, during which I answered some ...

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Andrew Officially Opens Goole College’s New Sculpture Park

Last week, Goole MP Andrew Percy officially cut the ribbon to unveil Goole College’s new Sculpture Park. Created by metalwork students in the College’s new workshops, the sculptures are called Perceptions of Goole, and were unveiled in front the town’s Mayor, students, local Councillors and numerous members of Goole Chamber of Commerce. College principal Caron Wright welcomed everyone and said she was proud of her students who had created these sculptures after the College had raised £1...

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Andrew Welcomes North Lincolnshire Council Adopting IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism in Fight Against Hate Crime

Andrew has welcomed North Lincolnshire Council adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The UK Government adopted this definition in December 2016, becoming one of the first countries to adopt the definition internationally. The definition was greed by the IHRA, an intergovernmental body made up of 31 member countries, in May last year and it states: ‘Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Je...

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Andrew Launches £400 Million Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Last week, Andrew officially launched the £400 million Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential. The British Business Bank’s recent Spotlight: The Northern Powerhouse Investm...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – February 2017 (2)

It’s been another busy few weeks since my last column and I’ve been delighted to attend a number of meetings, events and official openings locally; including several projects delivering significant investment in local sports and community facilities in our area. I was really pleased to be in Brigg last Friday to officially open the new Brigg Recreation Ground. This £2.4 million scheme makes good on another local Conservative election pledge and the site now includes a new 4G hockey and 5-a...

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