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

Andrew Percy MP

VE Day

Today was supposed to be a lovely bank holiday and national celebration to mark 75 years since VE Day. Whilst it is still all of those things, it sadly isn't going to be a day in which we can gather together to remember the sacrifice of all those who served in World War 2 to defeat evil.   I hope however that you will be able to take some time out today to remember the sacrifice of those who served in that conflict from across our country and the Commonwealth.   It is important that we nev...

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Additional Funding Secured for the Crowle Peatland Railway Project

Andrew and his Community Support Officer Julie have helped secure an additional £11,392 of funding for the fantastic Crowle Peatland Heritage Railway project. Andrew reports, "I'm glad to be able to share this good news locally during this difficult time. "This funding, via the SSE Wind Farm fund, will help purchase a Lisbon tram which will be used as a construction base to build a carriage for the railway. This comes following the funding I mentioned in February for a café and shop for the ...

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Sewing for the NHS - Marshlands Sewing Brigade

Andrew recently met with the fantastic Marshlands Sewing Brigade. Andrew explains, "It is an absolute delight to be supporting the recently formed 'Marshlands Sewing Brigade' who have raised money to make scrubs for our local NHS hospitals. Myself and local Councillors, Caroline Fox and Liz Sargeantson, are actively supporting the group. "The 'brigade' was formed when my Senior Caseworker and East Riding Councillor and Reedness Parish Council Chairman, Liz Sargeantson, read that Fran Ward, dre...

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ASDA - Support for Care Homes

Andrew recently contacted Asda to ask whether they can offer priority delivery slots to care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic, to whcih they have now replied.  Andrew explains, "Asda have explained that they have listened to local demand from MPs and care homes to develop a new offer that they have announced today. "From today, Asda have provided priority delivery passes to 3,500 care homes that are existing Asda customers, giving them early visibility of slots and allowing them to get the...

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Appleby Chicken Farm Planning Application

Andrew has provided the following update on the Appleby Chicken Farm planning application. Andrew made the following comments on Facebook, "As residents in Appleby will know from my recent letter to the whole community, I share many of the concerns about this proposed industrial scale chicken farm in the area. "Below is my own objection to the site which I wanted to share with residents. We will do all we can to ensure that the Planning Committee takes these concerns on board and listens to lo...

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Andrew Provides Video Update

Andrew has provided a quick video update for residents on his Facebook page, which you can see here: If residents require any assistance or support during this difficult time, please don't hesitate to use the below contact details and we would be happy to assist in any way we can.  We have two dedicated phone numbers 01405 767969 or 01652 650094 You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled ...

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Coronavirus Testing for Essential Workers and their Households

Essential workers and their households can now get tested for Covid-19 if they are showing symptoms of coronavirus.   Andrew explains, "The testing will be available to NHS and care staff, teachers, hospital cleaners, public servants, the emergency services, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, and other critical infrastructure staff. Key workers can book a test for themselves, or members of their household, if they are experiencing symptoms: a high temperature or a new continuous ...

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Free Coronavirus Book for Children and the Next Episode of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Readings

Andrew has been informed that the illustrator of the popular book The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler, has created a new digital book: ‘Coronavirus : a book for children’. Andrew explains, "The book answers questions regarding the coronavirus for children between the ages of five and nine year old. These questions include: what is the coronavirus, how do you catch the coronavirus, what can I do to help, and much more.  "I understand that Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene &a...

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