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

Andrew Percy MP

Tour of Britain Isle Launch

Andrew, along with local Conservative Councillors Rob Waltham and David Robinson, recently joined Belton Primary School's Headteacher Mrs Sarah Groves and pupils at a 'mini launch' for the Tour of Britain. The big launch took place a few weeks back; however this one took place to raise the profile of the section of the race that will be passing through the Isle of Axholme. Andrew explains, "I was delighted to join Belton Primary for this 'mini launch' of the Tour of Britain. An entire leg of ...

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Meeting with Network Rail to Discuss Goole Subway Failure

Goole MP, Andrew Percy, met with Network Rail this week to again express the frustration of local residents at the continued failure of the drainage system in the subways in Goole. Network Rail passed on their apologies to Andrew and local residents for the repeated failure of the system, despite the recent replacement of the pumps. Network Rail have now promised to bring forward some of their more substantial works planned for 2019 onward in a bid to try to resolve these issues on a more perman...

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South Ferriby Flood Defence Improvements Drop-in

Andrew recently joined Councillors Carl Sherwood, Nigel Sherwood and Rob Waltham for the South Ferriby Flood defence drop-in, which was organised by the Environment Agency and the Council. Andrew and the Conservative councillors have been working to secure improvements to the defence bank ever since the tidal surge of 2013.  Andrew provides an update, "The delay has in part been because the whole scheme was being looked at in line with the broader Humber Flood Strategy and involved an expensi...

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Flixborough Play Area Improvements

Andrew recently visited Flixborough play area with Councillors Elaine Marper, Helen Rowson and Ralph Ogg for an update on the plans to install new play equipment. This money will come from the £50,000 that has been secured for the village by the Park Improvement Scheme that was set up by local Conservatives at the Council. Commenting, Andrew said, "Councillors are working together with the Parish Council to deliver this much needed revamp of the play area. The consultation has taken place, so ...

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Meeting with Humberside Police

Andrew joined local MPs in a meeting with Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson of Humberside Police last week at Scunthorpe Police Station to discuss local policing matters. Andrew raised two main issues, the provision of policing resources in our rural areas, especially the Isle given recent concerns, and how we are dealing with community impact issues when illegal traveller sites appear.  Commenting on the meeting, Andrew said, "On the first issues, it was reassuring to hear that the force...

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New Village Signs

Andrew recently visited Wroot Parish Council to view their new village sign. Andrew has been working with North Lincolnshire Council on improving the signs that you see on entering towns and villages locally, in place of the standard generic Council signs. The idea for this came when Andrew noticed that there were no signs welcoming residents and visitors to the Isle of Axholme, despite its ancient and very interesting history. From this idea, Andrew supported the Council in putting some funding...

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Epworth Pool Facelift

Andrew recently met with Isle Central Councillor, Dave Robinson, and Council Leader, Rob Waltham, along with members of the Pool Management to view progress on the Epworth Pool facelift. £118k was provided by North Lincs Council's Community Pot, which was set up when the  Conservatives took over control of the Council from Labour. The money is funding a new and improved entrance and new storage for the various swimming clubs and users. More importantly, it moves the entrance to the other side...

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New Mental Health Services for Young People Locally

NHS England has awarded Humber NHS Foundation Trust with a multi-million pound contract to develop a new mental health inpatient service for children and young people. This 10 year contract will see the development of a new mental health service for young people in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The new service was commissioned following a continuing national review of specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The Trust ...

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