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

Andrew Percy MP

Update - Isle of Axholme Greenway

Following Andrew's visit to the Isle of Axholme Greenway in July, progress continues to be made on the path. Andrew reports, "The Isle of Axholme Greenway is an off-road walking and cycling path which connects the Isle with Scunthorpe. The Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council Planning Committee recently approved the designation of an area of the path which will seek to connect Medge Hall, Belton, towards King Edward Street. "The next stage requires an approval of this designation by the...

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Brigg Freeman Service

Andrew was recently made an Honorary Freeman of Brigg in a ceremony at the Angel Suite in Brigg. Andrew said, "It was a delighted recently to attend the ceremony creating a new group of Honorary Freeman for Brigg. It was an even nicer surprise to be asked to be one of these Freeman, along with my Labour predecessor in this constituency. "Brigg Town Council created a number of new Honorary Freeman which is an entirely ceremonial role but which is a nice way of recognising contributions to the l...

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The National Lottery Community Fund - Funding Opportunities for Local Community Groups

The National Lottery Community Fund have asked Andrew to raise awareness of their year-round funding programmes for community groups.  Andrew explains, "The programmes provide funding to improve the places and spaces that matter to local communities. 12,000 community projects across the UK were awarded funding last year and there are awards for groups and organisations of all sizes."  If you know of any community groups in our area that would be interested in these programmes, please share t...

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Proposal for 300 Homes On Land West of Butt Lane

A planning application has been submitted to the East Riding Council for outline planning permission for 300 homes on the above site between Snaith and West Cowick. Local Councillor, Caroline Fox, and I are very concerned about this application. Cllr Liz Sargeantson sits on the Planning Committee that will determine any application so can’t express an opinion as that could stop her voting on the application.  As your MP I play no formal role in the planning process, but I share many of the c...

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Andrew Meets Secretary of State to Discuss Funding for Goole

Following the recent announcement that Goole will benefit from up to £25 million of Government investment, Andrew met with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, to discuss the funding. Goole is one of 100 towns that will be benefiting from the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund. The aim of the funding is to transform the economic growth prospects of these towns with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture...

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Gas Safety Week

As part of Gas Safety Week, British Gas has asked Andrew to share the below gas safety tips and advice with constituents. Andrew adds, "British Gas has identified more than 26,000 unsafe and dangerous gas and electric appliances in homes they visited in the first 7 months of this year alone. The aim of Gas Safety Week is to highlight how crucial it is to have gas appliances checked and serviced every year by an engineer on the Gas Safe Register."  Below are six simple steps to help keep you s...

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£14bn Cash Boost for Schools

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced a £14bn cash boost for schools over the next three years.  This funding will ensure that every secondary school will receive an increased minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, and every primary school will get a minimum of £3,750 from 2020-21 and £4,000 per pupil from 2021-22. This investment will benefit every school, but particularly schools that have been the lowest funded. Andrew has been an active member of the f40 group of MPs who hav...

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Twin Rivers Wind Farm Community Fund Annual Review Meeting

The Twin Rivers Wind Farm Community Fund Annual Review Meeting will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 6pm in The Village Hall at Ousefleet. The format for the event will be ‘Light Refreshments’ followed by: • A welcome by the fund panel chairman • The presentation of the Annual Report April 2018 to March 2019 • An opportunity to hear about projects that have already received funding • Question and Answer session The purpose of the meeting is to celebrate the most recen...

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