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

Andrew Percy MP

SCAMS AWARENESS FORTNIGHT 2020 (15-28 June)

The Scams Awareness Fortnight campaign kicked off on 15 June and encourages residents to “Be Scam Aware”. Andrew adds, "This year’s campaign will focus on raising awareness of COVID-19 related scams across the country. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for scammers to try to exploit vulnerable people during this difficult time. This can include emails pretending to provide help with applying for support schemes, to scammers asking for money for fake charities." •...

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Deadline Extended for Applications for Discretionary Grant Scheme

Andrew has been informed that small and micro businesses and charities across the East Riding who have not qualified for funding so far during the COVID-19 pandemic have been given more time to apply for grants of up to £25,000. Andrew reports, "The Government-backed discretionary grant scheme is for businesses that share a work place, B&Bs that pay council tax, market traders who have fixed property costs and charity properties. The government has made available £4million to the East Rid...

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Reading with Babies and Children - Questionnaire

Andrew has been informed of a short questionnaire commissioned by Swansea University which looks at parents’ thoughts on reading with babies and children. Andrew explains, "Residents who have signed up to our local Imagination Library scheme may wish to take part to share their experiences. The questionnaire is also open to anyone who is the parent, carer or guardian of a baby, child/children ages 5 years or under or who is pregnant or expecting a baby. It takes about 5 minutes to complete th...

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Office Re-opening

Andrew has provided the following update on his constituency offices re-opening.    Andrew reports, "Whilst my team and I have maintained a full service to constituents during the lockdown, I am pleased to report that, in-line with shop opening across England, my constituency offices will resume normal working hours from today. "We are practising social distancing and we therefore ask residents needing our help to make contact via telephone or email in the first instance. We will of course...

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Statues and History

Whilst I prefer to keep this page local, a lot of residents have contacted me in recent days to express their views about recent protests, violence on our streets and the on-going debate about statues and history etc. As such I thought I would share some views, especially given that this morning we woke to appalling news that the Churchill statue and cenotaph near Parliament have been boarded up because of concerns over protests this weekend!   The fact that the man who defeated fascism and t...

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4R Planning - Andrew Provides Update

Like most people I am angry and irritated that Councillors on the East Riding Planning Committee today bowed to pressure from Council officers and the Independent Planning Inspector and gave permission for this development.   Thanks to Goole North Councillor, Anne Handley, for standing firm with us and voting against the application at the Committee. Cllr Liz Sargeantson spoke out against the application to the committee on behalf of her and Cllr Caroline Fox. I was worried when I saw both th...

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More Scrubs Delivered to Local NHS

Andrew has provided a further update on the delivery of scrubs on his Facebook page. Andrew wrote: "I was back serving in my role as delivery driver for the brilliant The Marshlands Sewing Brigade group on Friday. This time scrubs were dropped once again to the Bartholomew Medical Group (where one of the team was already wearing a set of the scrubs from last drop) and this time I also did a delivery to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust specifically the Queen's Cancer Centre at Castle...

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Snaith and Cowick Flooding – Further Update

Andrew has provided the below update regarding the flooding in Snaith and Cowick. Andrew said, "As referenced earlier in the week, I have copied below further information I have received from the Environment Agency on the Snaith and Cowick flooding issue. "   Managing flood risk on the lower River Aire    The Environment Agency has remained operational throughout the restrictions we all face during the Coronavirus emergency and we have adapted how we work in line with government guidanc...

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