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

Andrew Percy MP

Funding Available for Local Good Causes

The People’s Postcode Lottery are once again inviting local good causes, voluntary groups and registered charities to apply for funding via their three grant giving trusts. As with last year, the financial support, between £500 and £20,000, is available through three different trusts, with each trust supporting projects focused on specific themes: * People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights and tackling discrimination. * Postcode Community ...

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Flooding Meetings - Meeting with the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board

Andrew met with the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board earlier today, along with Holly Mumby-Croft MP and Cllr Ralph Ogg, to discuss flood management on the Ancholme Valley.  Andrew says, "Following the severe flooding to land and houses at the end of last year, I have been working with the various agencies to discuss flooding issues and find solutions. Over the next couple of weeks, I have a number of meetings set up to deal with the specifics.  "Today I was dealing with drainage on the Rive...

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Andrew Raises Holocaust Memorial Day During Prime Minister's Questions

Andrew attended Prime Minister's Questions today to raise awareness of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).  Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual commemoration (January 27) in memory of victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides – including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It's also an opportunity to honour Holocaust survivors who continue to work tirelessly educating young people on the Holocaust today. You can read Andrew's question and the Prime Minister Boris Johnson'...

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SatelLife Competition for Young People - Win a Share of £50,000

The Government's SatelLife Competition for young people is once again open to applications.  The competition is run by the UK Space Agency and is now in its fourth year. It encourages young people to present their ideas on how satellites could improve life on Earth.  The competition aims to look for proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to grow new businesses, improve health services or tackle climate change, with the opportunity to win a share of £50,000. Andr...

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Questions to MHCLG

Andrew took part in questions to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government earlier today to raise awareness of the Safe and Sound grant scheme, which has been funded by both North Lincolnshire Council and East Riding Council.   You can read Andrew’s question and the Minister, Luke Hall’s, reply below. You can also read the full question period online Read More →

£14,000 Grant Funding Available for Communities to Mark VE Day 202F

Town and parish councils and community groups can apply for a share of grant funding from North Lincolnshire Council to help them celebrate VE Day in May 2020.   VE, or Victory in Europe Day, celebrates the unconditional surrender of Nazi German forces to the Allies on 8 May 1945. In 2020, the early May bank holiday will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.   The council has committed £14,000 from its Community Grant Fund to help towns an...

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Siemens Update - Innovation Centre (Phase 1) on Goole 36

Andrew has provided the following update on the Siemens' rail facility in Goole. Andrew explains, "I’m pleased to report that Siemens Mobility have made a new planning application to ERYC for Phase 1 of a Rail Innovation Centre. This new development is in addition to the rail factory project at Goole 36 and will be located on land adjacent to the main site. "Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of a support facility for the adjoining Train Manufacturing Plant. This will be a thre...

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Andrew Attends Haxey Hood

Andrew visited Haxey earlier today to join the festivities at the Haxey Hood - England's oldest traditional tussle. Andrew reports, "I was delighted to take part in the Haxey Hood this afternoon. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay to enjoy all of the Hood as I had to make my way down to Westminster for the return of Parliament.  "It was great to see big crowds in attendance to enjoy this fantastic Isle tradition. Best of luck to all those taking part in the sway." You can watch a video from t...

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