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

Andrew Percy MP

River Trent Flood Defence Funding – Isle Drop-In

Last week, Andrew joined Cllr Julie Reed and local residents at a public drop-in in Keadby, which provided an opportunity for residents to view and comment on planned flood protection improvement works along the River Trent. Our area faces a number of flooding risks and we have already seen additional investment in flood defence recovery and improvement works locally as a result. This flood defence funding includes £13m of government funding, which Andrew has helped to secure to improve flood ...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – February 2017

Last week was a particularly important week for several projects locally, and I was delighted to be able to announce that East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are going to receive tens of millions of pounds of new investment from this Conservative Government. This funding is part of the government's Local Growth Fund, which I have Ministerial responsibility for, and I was clear when I took up my role as Northern Powerhouse Minister that I wanted to see more investment in the North, and that...

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Today is Holocaust Memorial day, which marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a time to remember and reflect on the millions of people who lost their lives as a result of, or who were affected by, the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution; as well as subsequent genocides around the world – including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Andrew has worked closely with groups such as the Holocaust Educatio...

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Andrew Meets HCA to Discuss Goole 36 Progress

Andrew recently met with the Homes and Communities Agency to discuss progress with the Goole 36 business development site and efforts to market this site to businesses. Goole 36, which was previously known as Capitol Park, is a strategically located development site in Goole; offering around 100 acres (40.46 hectares) of prime development land just off junction 36 of the M62 motorway. The site was recently opened up for development through a new link road, which was made possible thanks to £1...

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Andrew Announces Multi-Million Investment in Our Local Area

Andrew has today announced that East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are to receive tens of millions of pounds of new investment from the Conservative Government. Andrew has made the announcement in his role as Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse. The funding is part of the Government's Local Growth Fund, which Andrew has Ministerial responsibility for.  The funding is being made available to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, who will receive £27.9 million, and t...

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Holocaust Memorial Day Debate

Yesterday, Andrew spoke in the House of Commons debate to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on the 27th January each year and is a time to remember and reflect on the millions of people who lost their lives as a result of, or who were affected by, the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution; as well as subsequent genocides around the world – including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.  MPs from across political parties spoke on the importance of comm...

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Flood Warnings – Latest

Thanks to residents who have made contact regarding the current flood risk. Many of us have had flood warnings and alerts, which are precautionary of course, and getting a warning doesn't mean flooding will occur. If you are not signed up, please visit the Environment Agency Floodline on their website: https://fwd.environment-agency.gov.uk/app/olr/register - these warnings are great, you get a call and an ema...

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Flood Warnings and Tidal Surge

Residents might well be aware of the flood warnings and alerts that are being issued for our area today. I've just received the Flood Alert myself for the Tidal River Ouse, Don and Dutch River Catchment, which I receive by being signed up to the Environment Agency Floodline at my home in Airmyn. The current situation and concern is being caused by the unusual circumstances in which three factors have combined. They are the seasonal high tides (spring tides) combining with a low atmospheric press...

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