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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Meets Transport for the North

Andrew met with David Brown, Chief Executive at Transport for the North (TfN), recently, to discuss plans for future investment across the North, as well as their recently submitted proposal to the Department for Transport to become a statutory Sub-national Transport Body (STB). Since its inception in 2014, TfN has been working together with local authorities and stakeholders to allow the North to speak with one voice on the big decisions to benefit the region as a whole. In March 2015 TfN unv...

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Andrew Welcomes Report Highlighting Public Service Role of Commercial Radio

Andrew has welcomed the findings of a new report which highlights the important role of commercial radio stations in serving local communities across the UK. The report from Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, was launched in the House of Commons last week and featured the work of local radio stations such as Lincs FM.   Action Stations: The public value of commercial radio found that commercial radio stations: ·         broadcast an average of 13 hours 15 minutes o...

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Volunteers Wanted – Community First Responder Schemes

Andrew is asking for volunteers to join two local community first responder (CFR) schemes, in Goole and Howden. Andrew says, “We're looking for volunteers for both the Goole and Howden community first responder schemes. We have a number of CFR schemes in our area, both in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire parts of the constituency, and I launched the Goole, Hook & Airmyn scheme back in 2013. Community first responders are volunteers trained in basic life support skills including ...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column - October 2016

So a few weeks ago, I learned that in the seemingly never ending list of things I’m responsible for as a Minister, I am the designated Parks Minister! It was, therefore, a nice coincidence that this weekend three of my local constituency events involved parks.  A particular privilege was jointly naming the Brigg Village Green off Station Road as Holland Park. This name was chosen to commemorate Geoff Holland, who lived nearby and who did so much to get the area of land designated as a Villag...

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Andrew Joins Fight Against Criminal Scammers

Andrew has joined the Friends Against Scams campaign, an initiative that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’. As a SCAMbassador, Andrew has joined the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and others in a cross-party network to protect everyone from scams and the damage they cause. Through the campaign, Andrew will be able to support local residents...

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Holland Park

On Friday, Andrew joined residents and local Councillors in Brigg to formally name Brigg Village Green as Holland Park. Andrew says, “It was an absolute pleasure to formally name Brigg Village Green as Holland Park. The park is named after Geoff Holland, who died earlier this year and who did so much to fight to get this land designated as a village green. Geoff’s wife Gill unveiled the plaque commemorating Geoff with me, along with their son Paul. The campaign to get this land designated ...

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Goole Subway Improvements Update

Andrew is continuing to work closely with Network Rail to secure the necessary improvements to Goole’s subways, following previous problems with flooding there. Following Andrew’s campaign, Network Rail agreed to invest £40,000 into the subway drainage system in Goole; with a two-phase plan to address flooding concerns. This first phase involved interim works to improve the drainage system and a design has been agreed for this. Last month, Network Rail successfully tested the new drainag...

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Andrew Asks Residents to Nominate a Charity Champion

Charity campaign #givingtuesday has recently launched a search for the UK’s ultimate charity champion to inspire the nation to do good stuff and Andrew has called upon residents in our area to put forward suggestions. The campaign is searching for someone who has shown extraordinary commitment to a charity and who has the potential to be the UK face of this year’s #givingtuesday –...

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