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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Welcomes North Lincolnshire Council Adopting IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism in Fight Against Hate Crime

Andrew has welcomed North Lincolnshire Council adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The UK Government adopted this definition in December 2016, becoming one of the first countries to adopt the definition internationally. The definition was greed by the IHRA, an intergovernmental body made up of 31 member countries, in May last year and it states: ‘Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Je...

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Andrew Launches £400 Million Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Last week, Andrew officially launched the £400 million Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential. The British Business Bank’s recent Spotlight: The Northern Powerhouse Investm...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – February 2017 (2)

It’s been another busy few weeks since my last column and I’ve been delighted to attend a number of meetings, events and official openings locally; including several projects delivering significant investment in local sports and community facilities in our area. I was really pleased to be in Brigg last Friday to officially open the new Brigg Recreation Ground. This £2.4 million scheme makes good on another local Conservative election pledge and the site now includes a new 4G hockey and 5-a...

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Andrew Opens New Brigg Recreation Ground

Last week, Andrew was at Brigg Recreation Ground to officially open the new site. After a £2.6 million refurbishment, Brigg Recreation Ground; which is sited just off Wrawby Road in Brigg, now includes a new 4G hockey and 5-a-side pitch, new pavilion and changing facilities, and refurbished tennis courts. Andrew commented, “I was delighted to be in Brigg to officially open the new Brigg Recreation Ground last week. This £2.6 million scheme makes good on another local Conservative election ...

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£50,000 Funding for Pub is The Hub

Andrew recently welcomed the announcement that HEINEKEN is investing £50,000 in the Pub is The Hub scheme, which will benefit local pubs, and joined representatives from HEINEKEN and Pub is The Hub at the Red Lion Pub in Epworth for this announcement. The funds will be directed towards Pub is The Hub’s Community Services Fund and Regional Hub of Advisers. The Community Services Fund was set up by Pub is The Hub in 2013 to kick start pub diversification schemes run by great licensees in the ...

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Andrew Welcomes Massive Investment in Local Sport

Andrew joined Baroness Liz Redfern, local residents and sports players recently to officially open the Isle Education Trust’s new football hub at South Axholme Academy. The project was made possible thanks to a £450,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, and a significant grant of over £250,000 by Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council. In addition, Epworth Town Colts AFC and Isle Education Trust contributed over ...

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New Safety Measures at Gyme Corner

Andrew and Cllr John Barrett have welcomed East Riding of Yorkshire Council commencing work on important new safety measures at the mini-roundabout known as Gyme Corner at East Cowick, Snaith, following a large number of vehicle collisions there. Councillor Barrett was supplied with information from the Goole Times, back in August 2015, which led him to investigate what turned out to be six vehicle collisions within a two week period in 2015. Andrew and Cllr Barrett then led a campaign for impr...

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Andrew Welcomes Further Planned Improvements for Local Rail Services

Andrew recently met with Paul Barnfield, Regional Director East for Arriva Rail North (Northern), to discuss further planned improvements to rail services locally. During the meeting, Andrew was informed that Goole Railway Station will be included in Northern’s four year improvement strategy; which involves refurbishing the waiting room, providing new station seating, installing new ticket vending machines on platforms, the installation of LED lighting and improved station signage, amongst ot...

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