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

Andrew Percy MP

That Friday Feeling

As residents will know from my Facebook posts, it is rare for the Commons to be voting or sitting on Fridays, which is why most MPs spend Fridays as a 'constituency day' undertaking various meetings and visits in their local areas. Today though we are voting on the Brexit deal again. This is a little bit unfortunate for me as I was due to be best man at one of my oldest friends from school who is getting married in the Goole area this afternoon! I've had to pull out of that because of these vot...

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Breast Cancer Now: Mother’s Day Campaign

Breast Cancer Now are running a campaign ahead of Mother’s Day to raise awareness of breast cancer detection, treatment, and research development. Andrew explains, "Sadly, every year approximately 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Through their vital research, Breast Cancer Now have informed me that they have made some significant discoveries on the early detection of breast cancer, personalised treatments, and immunotherapy. "You can help continue this life-saving research by t...

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Environment Agency Consultation on 4R Planning Application

As Andrew mentioned recently regarding the 4R planning application, the potential operators have now applied for an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency. As such, the Environment Agency is running a public consultation on the application between March 22nd and May 8th. Andrew says, "I have submitted my objection to the application, which you can see attached. Likewise, Cllr Caroline Fox has submitted her objection too." There are 3 ways that residents can submit their objections or...

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Brexit Update Ahead of Indicative Votes

Andrew has provided a follow up video update on Brexit ahead of the possible indicative votes being held in Parliament tomorrow. You can watch Andrew's speech on his Facebook page here: A transcript of the speech is copied below. A few residents have been in touch saying, “Can I put another video up or a post up about what’s happening with Brexit?”. As you can see I’m here in my Par...

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Isle of Axholme Greenway Update

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership have created new information boards and benches for visitors to enjoy along the Isle of Axholme Greenway. The Greenway is a path which connects the Isle with Scunthorpe, and is enjoyed by many runners, walkers, cyclists and others. Moreover, the new Belton Kitchen and Visitor Centre has trails which connect with the Greenway, allowing visitors to the centre access to the beautiful Isle countryside. Andrew reports, "The benches are de...

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Goole Town Centre Funding Bid Update

Residents may remember that Andrew recently reported about the new £675 million Future High Streets Fund set up by the Government. The fund aims to help struggling town centres by providing funding to help transform and regenerate those town centres. Andrew explains, "I thought residents would be interested to know that I have this week formally supported the application being submitted for Goole by the East Rising Council. The East Riding was entitled to two applications but the Council has d...

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South Ferriby Flood Defence Works Update

Andrew visited South Ferriby this afternoon to officially dig the first sod for the new flood defences. He was joined by councillors Helen Rowson, Carl Sherwood, Rob Waltham and Nigel Sherwood, along with representatives of the Environment Agency and the project’s contractors. Andrew reports, "This is a £12m project, of which £7.5m has come from the Government. Additionally, Cemex and the Conservative-run North Lincolnshire council have also contributed to the project. "These are much-need...

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Funding for High Street and Town Centre Cleaning

The Government has announced £9.75 million of extra funding to help clean up our high streets and town centres. Andrew explains, "Local authorities will be given this cash immediately to spend on equipment and training, which will be used to support volunteers. The money will pay for litter pickers, gloves and brushes, along with providing training on graffiti removal or how to tackle fly-tipping. I understand that in North Lincolnshire we have 80 volunteer litter picking groups."  You can f...

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