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

Andrew Percy MP

Visit to Axholme North Sports Centre and Crowle Peatland Railway

Today, Andrew visited Axholme North Sports Centre in Crowle to see current progress on the new £5 million sports centre and swimming pool. Andrew worked closely with North Lincs Councillors, John Briggs and Julie Reed, to secure funding for the project which is due to be complete in the spring of 2018. The project will create a new 25m swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and all weather pitch. The new facilities will be available for use by both the local community and the school.  Commenting a...

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Travel Pass Applications for Schools/Colleges in East Riding

For those in the East Riding, applications for school/college travel passes for the academic year 2017/18 will be open from 1 July 2017. Parents/carers are being encouraged to apply before the 31 July 2017 as seats will be allocated in the priority order shown below. For applications received after 31 July, passes will be allocated on a first come first served basis.   East Riding will give priority in the following order:   - Looked-after children, not in receipt of free transport   - ...

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Film the House - Competition for Local Film-Makers

The annual parliamentary‐based film and scriptwriting competition offers the opportunity to put local film-makers in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the film industry, and to have the best of UK talent take front and centre stage. Entries are submitted to your local MP who will do the first round of judging. Your MP’s recommendations are then put forward for judging by the leading lights of the industry, with prizes that include: work experience at Sky, mentoring from Lord Dav...

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Airmyn Park Primary School's Book Fair

Andrew recently visited Airmyn Park Primary School for their book fair after being invited by local pupil, Leo. Andrew donated some books for the school's library along with a poster of flags. Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, "Enjoyed dropping into Airmyn Park Primary Book Fairy's Book Fair recently at the invite of local pupil, Leo. It was great to see the kids well and truly in charge of the event.  "I bought a couple of books which I have donated to the school library and also a love...

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New River Ancholme Launch

Andrew joined the Ancholme Rowing Club in Brigg recently to celebrate the new pontoon giving access to the River Ancholme. The £6,000 for the new jetty was secured by local Conservative Councillors and the River Trust.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, "It was only a few years ago that we came up with our plans to improve leisure opportunities in the Brigg and Wolds area. The river was very much at the heart of that, and working in partnership, we have seen much delivered.  "The creati...

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Andrew Visits South Axholme Academy

Andrew visited South Axholme Academy in Epworth last Friday to meet with the Principal, Mrs Thompson, and visit students in their classes. Andrew and Mrs Thompson discussed the £2 million works which are about to start to replace the roof and windows across the site. This is being funded by the Conservative Government's 'Condition Improvement Fund'. The two also discussed school funding and the school's progress.   Following the visit, Andrew said, "It is always great to be back at South Axh...

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Lifetime ISAs for 18-39yr olds

If you are aged between 18 and 39, you might want to consider looking at the recently launched Lifetime ISAs (LISAs), which were introduced by the Conservative Government to help young savers and those looking to buy a home. The Lifetime ISA is a longer-term tax-free savings account which provides up to £1000 of bonus cash from the Government for savers every year. The government will give you a bonus of 25% of the money you put in, up to a maximum of £1,000 a year. For example, if you save ...

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Andrew Welcomes Fall in Unemployment

Official figures released today show a further downward trend for unemployment claims across the Brigg and Goole and Isle of Axholme constituency. The figures for May 2017 show that: •         The total number of unemployed claimants in the Brigg and Goole constituency in May 2017 was 955. •         This represents a rate of 2.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, below the equivalent UK claimant rate which was 2.6%. •         The number of claimants in Brigg ...

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