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

Andrew Percy MP

Snaith and Cowick Update with the Environment Agency

Andrew met with the Environment Agency again in Snaith as he continues to pressure them with regards to what is being done to clear the water from our area. They continue to run a considerable pumping operation, although gravity remains far more effective at shifting this water via the outfalls back into the river. Andrew adds, "The pumping system they have in place is capable of shifting about 3000 gallons per second (13,500 litres per second). It is just the case there we have about 880 milli...

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Roxby Community Liaison Group Meeting at Roxby Landfill

Andrew met this morning with Biffa, the Environment Agency (EA), and parish and ward councillors to discuss the action plan to address the odours at Roxby Landfill.  Andrew reports, "The capping work and installation of gas wells continues, along with the EA’s formal investigation, which I mentioned in my last update. I will continue to apply pressure to get this matter addressed but thought this quick update might be useful. "The EA also provided me with a useful document about frequently ...

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Flooding Debate - 04.03.2020

Andrew took part in the flooding debate in the House of Commons yesterday to raise the recent flooding in our area and to pay tribute to residents and everyone involved for their response during this difficult time. You can read Andrew's speech below or read a transcript of the full debate here.   Andrew Perc...

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Current Pumping Operations Update

Andrew has provided the following update on the current pumping operation.  "I have been extremely frustrated today trying to get much more detailed update information regarding the pumping operation to relieve the flooding locally. I went to see the pumping operation on Sunday up close. I had a very curt conversation earlier having found out that some of the pumps brought in have taken days to be brought on stream due to electrical safety sign off safety requirements! None of us would want a...

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Scunthorpe Steel Works Update

Andrew has provided the following Facebook update on Scunthorpe Steelworks.  "Obviously, current focus remains the flooding, but this morning I took a call from the Secretary of State for Business who confirmed that the sale of British Steel to Jingye Group will go ahead on March 9th. This will start to unlock the £1.2 billion of promised investment in the site. "I am proud that our Conservative Government has continued to stand the £1 million per day costs to keep wages being paid and to k...

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Flooding Update - 2/3/2022

Andrew has provided the below Facebook update on the flooding in Snaith and the surrounding area. "A number of residents have asked me about the pumping operation underway at the moment. Late yesterday afternoon I got to see some of the pumping infrastructure being put in place thanks to a visit coordinated by the Cowick and Snaith Drainage Board. Pumps from the EA, East Riding and Fire Services are working with the Drainage Board system to get water away. I wanted to post these pics as many re...

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Flood Victims Assistance

Andrew has provided the below update for residents on his Facebook page.  You can also register an interest in flood recovery grants for commercial and domestic properties from East Riding Council. The form and further information are online here: My team and I are continuing to liaise closely with all of the agencies dealing with on-going issues on the River Aire at Gowdall, Snaith and East Cowick and we will continue to...

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Flooding Snaith/ Gowdall - Rolling Updates, Thursday

Andrew will continue to provide updates on the ongoing flooding situation today. You can find those updates on Andrew's Facebook page here - Moreover, for any concerns regarding the flooding, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // , or call the constituency office on 01405 767969.  Additionally, the Environment Agency are encouraging res...

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