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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Welcomes Massive Investment in Local Sport

Andrew joined Baroness Liz Redfern, local residents and sports players recently to officially open the Isle Education Trust’s new football hub at South Axholme Academy. The project was made possible thanks to a £450,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, and a significant grant of over £250,000 by Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council. In addition, Epworth Town Colts AFC and Isle Education Trust contributed over ...

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New Safety Measures at Gyme Corner

Andrew and Cllr John Barrett have welcomed East Riding of Yorkshire Council commencing work on important new safety measures at the mini-roundabout known as Gyme Corner at East Cowick, Snaith, following a large number of vehicle collisions there. Councillor Barrett was supplied with information from the Goole Times, back in August 2015, which led him to investigate what turned out to be six vehicle collisions within a two week period in 2015. Andrew and Cllr Barrett then led a campaign for impr...

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Andrew Welcomes Further Planned Improvements for Local Rail Services

Andrew recently met with Paul Barnfield, Regional Director East for Arriva Rail North (Northern), to discuss further planned improvements to rail services locally. During the meeting, Andrew was informed that Goole Railway Station will be included in Northern’s four year improvement strategy; which involves refurbishing the waiting room, providing new station seating, installing new ticket vending machines on platforms, the installation of LED lighting and improved station signage, amongst ot...

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River Trent Flood Defence Funding – Isle Drop-In

Last week, Andrew joined Cllr Julie Reed and local residents at a public drop-in in Keadby, which provided an opportunity for residents to view and comment on planned flood protection improvement works along the River Trent. Our area faces a number of flooding risks and we have already seen additional investment in flood defence recovery and improvement works locally as a result. This flood defence funding includes £13m of government funding, which Andrew has helped to secure to improve flood ...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – February 2017

Last week was a particularly important week for several projects locally, and I was delighted to be able to announce that East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are going to receive tens of millions of pounds of new investment from this Conservative Government. This funding is part of the government's Local Growth Fund, which I have Ministerial responsibility for, and I was clear when I took up my role as Northern Powerhouse Minister that I wanted to see more investment in the North, and that...

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Today is Holocaust Memorial day, which marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a time to remember and reflect on the millions of people who lost their lives as a result of, or who were affected by, the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution; as well as subsequent genocides around the world – including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Andrew has worked closely with groups such as the Holocaust Educatio...

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Andrew Meets HCA to Discuss Goole 36 Progress

Andrew recently met with the Homes and Communities Agency to discuss progress with the Goole 36 business development site and efforts to market this site to businesses. Goole 36, which was previously known as Capitol Park, is a strategically located development site in Goole; offering around 100 acres (40.46 hectares) of prime development land just off junction 36 of the M62 motorway. The site was recently opened up for development through a new link road, which was made possible thanks to £1...

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Andrew Announces Multi-Million Investment in Our Local Area

Andrew has today announced that East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are to receive tens of millions of pounds of new investment from the Conservative Government. Andrew has made the announcement in his role as Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse. The funding is part of the Government's Local Growth Fund, which Andrew has Ministerial responsibility for.  The funding is being made available to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, who will receive £27.9 million, and t...

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