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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Visits Goole Academy to Encourage a Love of Reading

Andrew visited Goole Academy last Friday to meet pupils and to visit the new Learning Resource Centre which is providing students with greater access to books. The former teacher turned MP also spoke to the Year 9 assembly about his own love of reading and how important reading is to so many jobs, including being an MP. Andrew was invited by Year 9 student, Jessie Millar, who wrote to Andrew in July.  Andrew says, "This was an excellent opportunity also for me to mention Goole's recent exam su...

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Rawcliffe Bridge Play Park Consultation

Residents of Rawcliffe Bridge should have received a letter from me regarding a public consultation that is soon to be held to give residents the opportunity to view and have their say on proposals for a new play park in the village. I have included the details of the letter below. Residents are invited along to view plans for the play park, which will be an upgrade to the current play park that is situated on the playing field. I understand there are number of options to look at and discuss on...

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Bus Service Between Rawcliffe Bridge and Goole Increases to Five Days a Week

Residents in Rawcliffe Bridge and Airmyn are now able to take return journeys on the Service 88 bus between Rawcliffe Bridge and Goole five days a week, from the three days it was before. Andrew adds, "The improved service will include three return journeys a day via Airmyn, allowing passengers to spend up to five hours in Goole." The service is operated by East Yorkshire buses and funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. For more information you can visit Read More →

4R Planning Appeal

This company doesn't seem to have got the message that we don't want them in our area and have decided to lodge an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate based in Bristol. This follows the decision of the East Riding Planning Committee to reject the application. As the planning authority for the area, the East Riding of  Yorkshire Council have written to objectors to inform them of the appeal and I have posted the letter below. As you will see, any representations made at the planning applicatio...

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Airmyn Play Park Opening

Andrew joined pupils from Airmyn Park Primary and local Councillors, Caroline Fox and Liz Sargeantson, on Friday to officially open the new play equipment in Airmyn. Following the visit, Andrew said, "The Parish Council team have done a great job in raising money for the project, with a special shout out going to Andy who has done so much to lead the project forward. Thanks to funding from one of the local wind farm funds too, we now have fab new play equipment. "The opening was a great decomp...

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Goole Regeneration To Get Millions

Great news this morning with the announcement that Goole's regeneration is in line for up to £25 million of funding announced this morning by the Conservative Government. As residents will know from recent posts on here and in local newsletters, for some months I have been supporting and pushing efforts for Goole to be included in Government funding to regenerate and address the issue of town centre decline and also to support the wider economy of the town. Well, this morning the Government h...

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EU Withdrawal Bill Speech

I spoke in the House of Commons yesterday against the latest attempt to block Brexit. Sadly, Labour the Lib Dems and smaller parties were able to join with an alliance of other anti-Brexit MPs to once again pass a law blocking our exit from the EU. Most galling to me is that those who are most vociferous in demanding we block a no deal exit are the ones who themselves have voted against our leaving on a deal on three occasions. They simply are not being honest. Yet again all our local Labour M...

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Humber Strategy Public Survey

The Environment Agency (EA) is holding a public survey for residents who live around the Humber and its tidal rivers. This survey will help with the development of the EA’s new 100 year strategy, and to understand local views and priorities. Andrew adds, "As I have mentioned previously following update meetings with the Environment Agency in Parliament, the EA are working in partnership with 12 local authorities around the Humber, along with the Humber Local Enterprise partnership to come up...

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