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

Andrew Percy MP

Consultation on Future of Court Ends

This week marked the end of the consultation period on plans by Her Majesty’s Court Services (HMCS) to close 103 magistrate and county courts across the country, including the court in Goole. The campaign to save Goole Magistrates has been supported by local JPs, Councillors, the East Riding Council and local MP Andrew Percy. In a final appeal to prevent the closure, Mr Percy met with Justice Minister Jonathon Djanogly MP, to present the Minister with a petition signed by hundreds of local r...

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Lifestyle Helping Hand

I had a great time last Saturday helping the Broughton Lifestylers tidy up Pocket Park. The park has been left for quite some time without a proper clean-up and as such is really badly overgrown. That is why it was great to see a group of young people from Broughton come together as part of this year's Lifestyle campaign to tidy it up.   Saturday was quite a warm day which made working on the park a bit sweaty but it was good fun all the same. Forest Pines gladly gave a hand and donated much o...

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Gunness Village Do

I had a cracking afternoon at the Gunness Village Do on Saturday. I was asked to judge the cake competition although I had no prior experience of this and I wasnt sure whether you were supposed to do a taste test or not. In the end I dragged in one of the village kids to help and we concluded that the only fair way to judge was to try a slice of each of them!   The Village Do was organised by a dedicated committee led by Andrew Singleton and supported by local Councillor Rob Waltham. There was...

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Visiting Green Team

  Last week I visited a local charity, Green Team, who offer a gardening service to East Riding elderly and disabled people within a 10 mile radius of Goole.   It was a pleasure to meet Paul and Elaine who jointly co-ordinate the Green Team in Goole. They took me to meet some volunteers (pictured) that were busy clearing the garden of a local elderly resident. Green Team really do offer a valuable service to local people.   The team kindly presented me with one of their vegetable bags, made ...

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Andrew and Town Council Tour Goole Hospital

  Local MP Andrew Percy joined Town Councillors and East Riding Councillors on a visit to Goole Hospital last Friday. Local hospital campaigner Josie Head also took part in the visit which was established in light of concerns over bed numbers at the hospital. Andrew and the other guests visited various parts of the hospital and were able to speak with front line staff and representatives of the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust. Andrew says, "The visit to the hospital was incred...

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Andrew Visits Goole Moor Fire

Photograph: Andrew Percy MP, Nick Grainger (Group Commander), Paul McCourt from Humberside Fire Brigade and Julian Small from Natural England   Local MP Andrew Percy visited Goole Moor last week to see for himself the devastation presently being wrought by a fire on the Moor covering some 100 or so acres. Andrew received a briefing from Humberside Fire Brigade’s Incident Manager and was taken to see for himself how the brigade are fighting the fire. Along with Thorne and Crowle Moors, Gool...

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Haxey Library and Playbuilder Funding

Myself and Axholme South Ward Cllr William Eckhardt (pictured) have been shocked to hear that North Lincolnshire Council is proposing the possible closure of Haxey Library and its replacement with a mobile service. There is no doubt that Councils are being asked to make big savings but that is not an excuse for the loss of essential local services such as libraries.   When you look at the total budget of Councils you realise that very little is saved by closing front line services such as t...

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Andrew Supports New Smoking Cessation Counselling Service

Local MP Andrew Percy has written to the local NHS to support the creation of a new smoking cessation service in the Goole and Snaith area. The need has been identified by NHS East Riding of Yorkshire in a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment consultation document. The Primary Care Trust are required to produce a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment so as to establish where there is unmet need.  

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