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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew and Cllr Julie Reed Meet Community Cinema Group in Crowle

Today Andrew and Cllr Julie Reed visited the new Community Cinema Group at the Market Hall in Crowle. Andrew and local Conservatives helped secure £3k of funding to support the Cinema Group’s start-up costs. The project is being run by volunteers, and the aim is to provide fortnightly film viewings, with the first film showing to be October 20th. For now, there are going to be some trial runs aimed at one of the seniors groups operating on the Isle. Andrew commented following his visit, “I...

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Safe and Sound Grant

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have launched a ‘Safe and Sound’ grant for home owners and private tenants. The grant has been set up to help minimise the fear of crime by providing additional home security measures to enable residents to feel safer in their homes.  To qualify for assistance, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:  - Aged over 60 or disabled  - A homeowner or private sector tenant/Housing Association tenant.   - All those who live in the propert...

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Goole Community First Responder (CFR) Scheme

I have been a Community First Responder for over 5 years now in the Goole Community First Responder (CFR) Scheme and we are now hoping to increase our numbers locally. Volunteers are trained by Yorkshire Ambulance Service in basic life support skills, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of oxygen. If you have a desire to care for people in a medical emergency and are willing to be on call regularly from home, you simp...

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Andrew Visits Yorkshire Water

Last Friday, Andrew met with Yorkshire Water at their facility in Cowick to discuss the Drinking Water Investment Scheme. Andrew was able to view their on-going £3.5 million improvement in the Goole and Snaith area's drinking water. The area is the first in Yorkshire to have UV light treated drinking water, which kills more bacteria. Commenting on the visit, Andrew said: "It was great to visit this facility with Yorkshire Water and to view their multi-million pound investment in improving drin...

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Andrew Meets with the Prime Minister

Andrew had a one-on-one meeting with the Prime Minister, Theresa May, on his return to Parliament after the summer recess. Andrew and the Prime Minister discussed a range of topics including international trade, issues that arose following the recent election, and also transport in the North.  Commenting, Andrew said, “It was great meeting with the Prime Minister following the summer recess. We had a really good discussion on a number of issues including how we can improve and expand trade, ...

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Brigg-based Business Wins Funding Through the World of Opportunity Programme

Brigg-based business ‘SofMat’ have been awarded one of 20 UK funding and support packages by Heathrow and the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign. This programme encourages SMEs to export their goods or services to new international markets.  Through the ‘World of Opportunity Programme’ Heathrow will provide £40,000 for SME trade missions or research into global markets of their choice. SofMat will also have access to the personalised advice of a...

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Reminder - Marshlands Neighbourhood Watch Event this Thursday

This is another reminder for the Marshlands Community Neighbourhood Watch Event, which takes place between 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the marquee at the Half Moon Inn, Main Street, Reedness on Thursday 7th September 2017. The event will give you the opportunity to find out how the community can work together to make the neighbourhood a safer place. Goole Community Police, Rural Crime, and Crime Prevention officers from Humberside Police will be in attendance and available to answer questions. Also, M...

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Free Boat Trips at the Waterways

The Yorkshire Waterways Museum is currently offering free boat trips from now until mid-November to residents from Swinefleet, Reedness, Whitgift, Ousefleet, and Adlingfleet. The funding has been provided by The Twin Rivers Wind Farm Community Fund who receive an annual donation from NTR plc every year. The wind farm began exporting electricity toward the end of 2016 and the fund received its first donation at this time. If you are interested in a free boat trip, please give the Yorkshire Water...

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