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

Andrew Percy MP

The Countryside Alliance Awards – Celebrating Rural Britain

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and Andrew is urging the local community to get nominating. The Countryside Alliance Awards, which are nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, were set up in order to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.  The Awar...

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New Post Office Services and Products

The Post Office recently hosted an event in Parliament to showcase their products and services to MPs, particularly highlighting the access that branches provide to banking services and household bill payments.  Bank branch closures can have a real impact on a community, so Post Office branches – including those in Brigg and Goole – have an important role to play in offering both personal and business everyday banking services to communities. This means that millions of individuals and sma...

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£250k Lottery Grant for Snaith Priory

Andrew recently visited Snaith Priory to celebrate the church's £250k of funding, which was awarded by the National Lottery for the Snaith Priory Restoration & Outreach project. Andrew joined Rev Eleanor Robertshaw, her husband Paul Robertshaw, Snaith and Cowick Mayor David Butterfield, along with members of the church and volunteers. The grant will be used for various conservation work on the 11th century church, which is on Heritage England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register. Local busin...

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Mobile Update Meetings: Vodafone

In his current round of update meetings with mobile networks, Andrew has now met with Vodafone.  Andrew reports, "Following previous meetings with EE and O2, I have now met with representatives of Vodafone. I raised concerns about poor coverage spots in our area, especially in Broughton and Goole, and was assured that Vodafone are working to improve these spots. "I also informed Vodafone about recent problems with their infrastructure sharing with O2 in Goole. I spoke about O2’s recent ante...

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North Lincs Broadband Rollout - Update

Andrew met with BT and the North Lincolnshire Broadband team on Friday to discuss the next phase of the roll-out of superfast broadband. Below is an update from Andrew following this meeting.  "I had a good meeting earlier with BT and North Lincs Broadband team to discuss the next phase of the roll-out of superfast broadband. "We then visited Jeffrey Lane in Belton where 137 extra premises in the Bellwood Drive, Knights Close area will now be able to access superfast broadband of up to 300...

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Launch of Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole

Andrew launched the Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole recently, along with Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin and the chair of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG), Anne Shaw. The Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole is a specialist service that accepts individuals in the post-acute phase of their injury who may still need a high level of medical and nursing input. The team includes nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a speech and language therapist and a number of...

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Andrew asks Question on Digital Infrastructure in Rural Areas During Questions to the Treasury

Yesterday, Andrew attended questions to Ministers in the Treasury to raise the issue of digital infrastructure in rural areas. Andrew informed the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury that rural areas in his constituency still struggle with access to broadband and good mobile coverage, and asked what the Government was doing to address this situation.   Oral Answers to Questions - Digital Infrastructure   Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) What recent investment the Government have prov...

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Stay Well This Winter by Getting a Free Flu Jab

Andrew has urged those of his constituents who are at risk of getting flu to get their free vaccine jab before winter sets in as it emerged that 25,434 missed out on protection last year across North Lincolnshire and 45,049 in the East Riding. Flu vaccination rates continue to climb across the country, but remain lower than ideal in many areas. Andrew’s call comes as the Chief Medical Officer warned recently that flu and complications associated with it cause 8,000 deaths on average a year in...

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