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

Andrew Percy MP

Marie Curie – The Great Daffodil Appeal March 2019

This month see’s the return of Marie Curies Great Daffodil Appeal.  Andrew Explains, “Marie Curie support more than 50,000 people affected by a terminal illness: cancer, dementia, heart or lung disease, and neurological conditions like motor neurone disease. The charity provides a range of services and also provides practical information and support whilst also funding vital research. “From the beginning of this month, Marie Curie’s daffodil pins have been available to purchase across...

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Goole Subways - Flooding Update

As you may already be aware, the Goole subways have flooded this afternoon. I raised this with Network Rail as soon as I was aware and have now received an update. Network Rail informed me that their drainage contractor is aware of the issues at Goole this afternoon and are making their way to the site to assess the situation. They will keep me updated when their contractor has confirmed the work that needs to take place, and I will keep residents updated as I receive further information. I ha...

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Keadby Pumping Station Update

Andrew has recently received the following update from the Environment Agency regarding Keadby Pumping Station. Andrew adds, "Local Councillors and I have been pushing for further works to ensure that this facility offers the protection the Isle so needs. We are therefore very pleased that works to improve the pumping station will shortly commence."   KEADBY PUMPING STATION We are working to improve Keadby Pumping Station so that we can continue to manage flood risk across the Isle of Axhol...

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Bookmark World Book Day – 7 March 2019

This week sees the UK’s biggest annual celebration of children’s books: World Book Day. Andrew explains, "Every year, World Book Day curates a list of bespoke £1 books for children and young people across the UK, which they can choose for free at their local bookshop using their £1 World Book Day book token. "This year, the campaign is encouraging parents and carers to read and share stories with their children for ten minutes every day, with the aim to inspire new reading habits in both...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019 - ‘Blaze a Trail’

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019), will be taking place next week: between the 4th and 8th March.  Andrew says, "NAW 2019 is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the worthwhile accomplishments of both employers and apprentices throughout the country. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the opportunities that apprenticeships provide and how they can be a successful career path for people of all ages."  During the week, there will be activities and events taking place throug...

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EU Second Referendum

I know many residents get tired of Brexit stories in the news, so I try to keep this page as much about local issues as I can. However, quite a large number of residents have contacted me to ask for a reassurance that I will vote against a second referendum now that Labour have confirmed they want to overturn the 2016 referendum result by calling a second referendum. I can assure residents that I will 100% oppose a second referendum as it is nothing more than a trojan horse to deny the people ...

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Tesco Bags of Help – Grants for Local Charities and Community Groups

Tesco have asked Andrew to raise awareness locally of their Bags of Help local community grant scheme.  Andrew says, "You may be aware that this year is the centenary of Tesco’s founding, with a number of national and local events taking place to celebrate the milestone. As part of their centenary, Tesco are providing larger grants for this year’s Bags of Help scheme. The Bags of Help Centenary Grants will provide funding of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 for groups promoting health in lo...

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Safe and Sound Grant - Apply for Home Security Funding

Even more people are now eligible to apply for the Safe and Sound Grant scheme in the East Riding. Andrew reports, “I have been informed that East Riding Council has increased the scheme’s savings cap from £5,000 to £23,250, making the funding more accessible to those who need it. “The aim of this assistance is to help minimise the fear of crime for residents by providing financial assistance to install certain home security measures in the homes of older home owners. A range of measur...

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