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

Andrew Percy MP

Goole Subways - Latest Update

Last Friday Andrew met with Network Rail again following flooding in the subways over the New Year period. The flooding occurred despite substantial works being undertaken to the subways last year to improve the drainage issues. Those works included new pumps, clearing of the sump, new drainage grates and more.  Andrew was informed that the cause of the latest flooding was a combination of litter filling the drainage channels and plastic getting into the pumps which slowed down their operation...

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Take Five Week - To Stop Fraud

Between Monday 22nd to Friday 26th January, the Take Five Week campaign will be taking place. The Government and Financial Fraud Action UK, along with support from UK banks, will be running this campaign which aims to help people protect themselves against financial fraud. This includes phone-based scams, email and text message scams as well as online fraud. Financial Fraud Action UK figures indicate there were over 1.8 million incidents of financial fraud last year. To address this, Take Five ...

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Up to £2,000 Grants Available Through the Energising Communities Fund

E.ON are inviting charities and community groups to apply for up to £2,000 of funding for energy-related improvements and activities. The Energising Communities Fund aims to support community groups and charities who strive to be more sustainable but lack the funding to take their plans forward. The deadline for applications is the 29th January 2018. To be eligible for funding, an application request must support activities that: help bring about a reduction in their own energy use help ge...

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Year of Engineering 2018

2018 is the Year of Engineering, which is a cross-government campaign to get more young people involved in the engineering industry. Throughout the year, the Government is teaming up with partners from many different sectors to deliver UK-wide school visits, exhibitions and open doors events – all aimed at encouraging young people and their parents to take a closer look at engineering. Andrew reports, “During 2018, the Government will work with hundreds of industry partners to raise the pro...

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Imagination Library Update

An initiative first brought to North Lincolnshire by Andrew is improving children’s attainment across the Isle. Following a £250,000 investment by Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council, the Imagination Library free book gifting scheme has helped 74.3 per cent of children registered to the scheme achieve a good level of development – four percent above the national score. Andrew also raises money to pay for a smaller scheme in the Goole and Snaith area too.  Andrew, who used to be a ...

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Stay Warm and Well This Winter

With the cold weather returning, it is useful to note the following advice and tips on keeping warm and well this winter. The gov.uk website has published a booklet with tips on how to maintain good health during these colder months: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/653267/Keep_Warm_Keep_Well_2017.pdf . The NHS website has also out...

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Age UK - Tackling Loneliness

Loneliness is an issue which is particularly highlighted around the festive period. This is especially prominent in the elderly population and can have a significant impact on their wellbeing. 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, with over 2 million aged +75. An Age UK campaign this month focused on this in a powerful 60 second video which can be viewed online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inyaBPWdZIM&a...

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Andrew Delivers Toys and Games to Local Charity

Andrew delivered toys and games to the charity Home-Start in Goole on Friday, as part of Local Charities Day. Every MP in Parliament was offered a box of toys and games by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) to donate to a local charity.  Andrew said, “It was really nice to visit the charity Home-Start in Goole on Friday to deliver a box of toys and games for children. The toys were kindly donated to MPs by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) to highlight the vital role of ...

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