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

Andrew Percy MP

Northern Rail Update Meeting

Earlier this week, Andrew met with Northern Rail to discuss the recommencement of some of their services for our area.  Following the Covid-19 outbreak, many services were temporarily reduced or removed due to the wider effects of the Pandemic on resources, and, of course, much reduced passenger demand.   Andrew reports, "Northern Trains are proposing a new timetable from September 14th which will reinstate many of the services they reduced or removed in our area.  Specifically -   Hull...

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Full Fibre For Goole

Earlier this week, Andrew met with KCOM for an update on the company's multi-million pound roll-out of ultrafast gigabit broadband to the town. The works started in June and will be completed by the summer of 2021, providing Goole residents with ultrasfast broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit, something enjoyed by fewer than 15% of the UK.    The investment comes as part of a £100 million network expansion by East Yorkshire based KCOM across the East Riding.    Following his meeting wi...

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Covid-19 Scam Awareness

Further to Andrew's recent information regarding Scam Awareness Fortnight, he has been informed of further scams that are using the Covid-19 outbreak to target vulnerable people.   Andrew says, "As I have mentioned previously, 2 in 5 people in the Yorkshire and Humber area have been targeted by a scam since lockdown began, with the most vulnerable people sadly being most-often targeted."   Scams can come in many forms, including in emails, sms messages, social media ads, or phone cal...

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Google - Summer of Little Wins Campaign

Google have informed Andrew of their new “Summer of Little Wins” campaign to enable parents to help children become safer and healthier online this summer, and beyond.  Andrew explains, "You may remember previous information I have posted on Google’s free tools and resources for families. The goal is to teach online skills in a fun way, and this new campaign builds on their previous work in this area.  "The new campaign features Parent Zone-approved advice and inspiration for parents, ...

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New Roundabout on the M181

Andrew joined constituency neighbour and Scunthorpe MP, Holly Mumby-Croft MP, Burringham and Gunness Councillor, Josh Walshe, Council Leader, Rob Waltham, and the contractors to see the work underway on the new roundabout on the M181.  Andrew adds, "This is being funded by the Conservative Government and will open some land for employment opportunities and also help to relieve pressure on Berkeley Circle and Burringham - which the second roundabout will also help with.  "As ever, I’ll make...

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Town Deal Funding and Economic Support

Andrew recently met with Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft and North Lincs Council Leader Rob Waltham to welcome the £1M Town Deal funding for Scunthorpe.  Andrew explains, "Was great to join my neighbour Holly Mumby-Croft MP and Council Leader, Rob Waltham, to celebrate the news that the Government is providing £1 million of Town Deal funding to be spent this year for Scunthorpe town centre. "Goole is receiving £750,000 (smaller population and town) from the same fund too. Both towns were o...

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Scrubs for Goole Hospital

Andrew delivered some additional scrubs to Goole Hospital on Friday - these scrubs were once again kindly provided by the wonderful ladies at Marshlands Sewing Brigade. Andrew explains, "It was great to deliver some scrubs to Goole Hospital on Friday. These are the latest scrubs sown by the ladies (still no men) of the Marshlands Sewing Brigade. I am still acting as their delivery boy!  "The Brigade have recently received more funding so will continue sewing as our local hospitals tell us tha...

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Lower Aire Flood Meeting

Andrew has provided an update following the Lower Aire flood meeting he joined with the Environment Agency.   Andrew provided the following update on his Facebook page:   I joined an interesting meeting this evening organised by the Environment Agency with local Parish and Town Councils, East Riding Council and the Internal Drainage Board. This was an opportunity to hear about how the £10 million of Government funded recovery works are progressing and to discuss next steps following...

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