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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Helps Secure Over £15,000 for the Glanford and Scunthorpe Canoe Club

Andrew and Julie have helped secure over £15,000 for the Glanford and Scunthorpe Canoe Club’s new jetty path.   Andrew has been able to support projects such as this via the bid writing service he established to help support local good causes access funding. The service is led by Andrew's Community Support Manager, Julie Reed. The club is now well-established, operating on The River Ancholme at Brigg. The club provides canoeing and kayaking to its members, with the youngest member being 8...

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Broughton 3G Pitch Approved

Andrew joined Council Leader, Rob Waltham and Holly Mumby-Croft MP to welcome the funding for a new 3G pitch in Broughton. Andrew reports, "Another one of our local election promises has been achieved this week, with North Lincs Council approving funding for the new 3G pitch in Broughton at the Phil Grundy Centre. I visited at the weekend to look at the plans with Council Leader, Rob Waltham and Holly Mumby-Croft MP, who has pushed this forward as a local Councillor.  "There was sadly some ...

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Potential £2,000 Grant for Local Start-Ups

Andrew has been informed that businesses in our area can apply for this year’s "SJL National Start-Up Business Awards”. Andrew explains, "Shortlisted start-ups could receive a £2,000 grant and access to a valuable mentorship programme. Those who reach the finals are then invited to Parliament to pitch to a panel of judges on 3 June 2020." Entries close on March 2nd, and you can find full details online here:  https://www...

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Andrew Helps Secure Funding for Crowle Peatland Railway’s Café and Shop

Andrew and his Community Support Officer, Julie Reed, have once again helped secure funding for the Crowle Peatland Heritage Railway Group. The railway needed funding to set up a café and shop with kitchen equipment, tables and chairs and stock display units. Andrew and Julie, who helped write the funding bids for the group, acquired £2967 from the SSE Keadby Windfarm for the group to fund their café and shop.  This funding comes as part of a much larger project on Crowle Moors which deliv...

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4R Waste Centre Planning Appeal Refused - Swinefleet

Good news today that the Independent Planning Inspector dealing with the appeal by 4R against the East Riding Council's decision to refuse planning permission has been rejected, meaning that planning application has again been refused. The reason for refusal however is relatively narrow and relates to lack of evidence from the 4R that they have been able to mitigate the impact of traffic on the local roads network in their application. The other concerns we have all raised regarding impact on ...

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National Flood Resilience Centre

Andrew attended a visit last Friday to discuss the new National Flood Resilience Centre which will be based in Scunthorpe.  Andrew reports, "For some time now, myself and North Lincs Council have been supporting efforts by Humberside Fire Service and the University of Hull to secure funding for this new National Flood Resilience Centre which would be based in Scunthorpe. "With climate change resulting in more extreme weather, we have seen increased flooding locally and nationally and this cen...

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HS2 Announcement

Andrew has provided the following update after the HS2 announcement yesterday.  Andrew said, "Yesterday I spoke in Parliament to welcome the decision to proceed with HS2 and also with Northern Powerhouse Rail which will provide a new high-speed service east-west across the North of England, from the Humber to Liverpool.  "I also raised the need for improved services on under-utilised lines such as the Goole-Snaith-Leeds which can be delivered quickly and should be part of the offer on rail i...

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Flood Response Debate

Andrew took part in the Flood Response debate in Parliament yesterday to urge the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers MP, to look into the availability of maintenance funding for drainage boards, local authorities and the Environment Agency. You can read a transcript of Andrew's question below or read the full debate online here...

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