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

Andrew Percy MP

Westminster Hall Debate on the Steel Industry

I spoke in the Steel Industry debate in Parliament yesterday to once again support the efforts to save the Scunthorpe steelworks. Alongside other local MPs, Nic Dakin and Martin Vickers, we again presented a united cross-party voice in support of this vital industry. The Official Receiver, who is the independent person overseeing this process, is presently assessing a short list of bids for the site. The Government cannot mandate his decision on this matter but, separately to this, Government M...

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Change4Life Campaign to Make Kids More Active

Public Health England have teamed up with Disney and Sport England to launch the Change4Life campaign, the aim of which is to encourage children to become more active. Andrew says, "Along with the obvious health benefits, physical activity can also build children’s self-confidence, reduce anxiety and improve their self-esteem. However, not enough children are meeting the UK Chief Medical Officers recommendation that children do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity eve...

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Snaith & Cowick Walking Group

The Snaith & Cowick Walking Group is welcoming new members. Andrew reports, "The Snaith & Cowick Walking Group formed in 2007, with a message that walking is good for your health. They offer a guided walk every Tuesday at 10am, starting from Snaith Station Free Car Park. The walks last for 90 minutes and the areas covered are Snaith, the Cowicks, Gowdall and Carlton. "For the more energetic, they have also just launched a new four-mile circular walking trail in East Cowick, which was f...

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Opthalmic Department - Goole Hospital

Residents may remember my previous posts about the need for a new Biometry machine (use for cataracts etc) at Goole Hospital as one of the machines had broken down. I previously reported how funding had been secured for it's replacement. I met with local NHS managers on Friday and I am pleased to confirm that the new machine for Goole Hospital has now been ordered and should arrive within the next few weeks. This is good news and should ensure full service. The Trust also confirmed to increase...

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Visit to Drax Power Station

Andrew visited Drax Power Station this morning to hear about the innovative work taking place on carbon capture and cutting emissions. Andrew says, "As I mentioned earlier this year, carbon dioxide was captured for the first time using C-Capture technology at Drax Power Station in their BECCS (Bioenergy & Carbon Capture Storage) pilot project. This was the first time anywhere in the world that carbon dioxide had been captured from a 100% biomass feedstock. The BECCS project is now capturing...

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Apply for a Churchill Fellowship

Andrew was contacted by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to inform constituents of an opportunity to apply for a Churchill Fellowship. Andrew says, "Churchill Fellowships, which were set up in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, provide funding to UK citizens to travel abroad to seek solutions for today’s most pressing problems. Applications are open to UK citizens above the age of 18, regardless of their background or educational/ professional qualifications. "This year’s categories incl...

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#iwill4nature -Youth Environmental Action Campaign

As mentioned previously, this year is the Government’s Year of Green Action. As part of this initiative, the Government has partnered with the charity Step Up to Serve to encourage young people to get involved with environmental action through the #iwill4nature campaign. Andrew explains, "The #iwill4nature campaign forms a core component of the Year of Green Action and aligns with the aims of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. The goal of the campaign is to encourage young people to...

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Snaith Coffee and Befriending Morning on 3 July

East Riding Council’s Sport, Play & Arts Service, in partnership with NHS Community Link and Hull & East Yorkshire Mind, have organised a Coffee and Befriending morning on Wednesday (3rd July) between 10:30am – 12:00pm. Andrew adds, "The event will be held at the Downe Arms pub in Snaith, and is free to join, although there will be a small charge to purchase teas and coffees. The aim of the event is to bring people together within the local community, along with using it as a perfec...

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