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

Andrew Percy MP

Coronavirus Update and Useful Links

Andrew has provided the following update on the Coronavirus on Facebook: "My team and I are continuing to work flat out to assist constituents with queries regarding the coronavirus. We are receiving requests from people stuck abroad, to vulnerable constituents who require signposting to available assistance, and everything else in between.  "We are being overwhelmed with the number of queries we have received and, as such, it is not always possible to provide bespoke advice for every unique ...

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Andrew has provided the following coronavirus update on facebook: "I appreciate this is a worrying time for many people and advice will be changing rapidly in the coming days and weeks. However, I have posted the most recent advice below. "The Government yesterday announced a support package of £350 billion to business to help save jobs and protect the economy. We can expect more bespoke support aimed at vulnerable groups and worker in the coming days. Of course, billions of extra has already...

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Budget Measures and Goole Area Flood Defence Funding

Andrew has provided the following update on the recent Budget.   What with flooding and coronavirus, the budget last week was very much overlooked. There were however some national changes which I think are very welcomed and a specific budget promise for flood defence funding in the Goole area which is very welcomed.   The budget outlined £26 million of funding to improve the flood defences in the Goole area. This builds on the millions spent in recent years improving the river defences o...

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Coronavirus - How You Can Help

As residents will be aware, responding to the coronavirus will be a significant challenge over the coming weeks. We are only at the beginning of this challenge and more people will be having to self-isolate. The help and assistance of neighbours will therefore become more necessary as those providing public services will also be hit by sickness and the self-isolation of their staff. As such, we should all look at how we can assist those around us, particularly more vulnerable groups. We are all...

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Best Small Shops Competition 2020

Entries are now open for the Best Small Shops competition 2020. Andrew explains, "This is an annual competition which celebrates the commitment and creativity of independent retailers on our High Streets and the central role they play in local communities. "We have some fantastic independent shops across our area so please do put them forward for this competition. Finalists will be invited to a reception at the Houses of Parliament in November, where the winner will be announced." For more in...

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Snaith and Cowick Flooding Next Steps and How You Can Help

Andrew has provided the following update on Facebook today.   "I met the Flood Minister yesterday to discuss our recent flooding but before I set out what we agreed, just a quick update to say that residents might notice pumps being moved from Carlton Bridge today. This is because the levels there do not allow further pumping, so the pumps will be utilised elsewhere on the Snaith Ings.   The Floods Minister, Rebecca Pow MP, and I had a good meeting yesterday where I pressed her on some add...

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Siemens Launch Apprentice Program

Andrew has welcomed news that Transport for London Commissioner, Mike Brown, and Siemens Mobility CEO are at Goole Academy today to unveil their apprentice program. Andrew explains, "As residents will know I have been very clear that we want local people to benefit from the new train factory at Goole. That's why it is great to have this visit to the school today with Siemens announcing that their first 12 apprentices will start in September 2020 . "The train factory will be building trains for...

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Siemens Offer £10k to Flood Fund

Andrew has provided the following Facebook update regarding flood funding for both local businesses and individuals.   "I am delighted that many local businesses and individuals have contributed to the flood fund which is in place to help support those impacted by the flooding.    Last week I asked Siemens to provide £10k towards this fund and I am delighted to report that they have just contacted me to say that they have now agreed my request and will indeed support the fund.    The...

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