For Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme
Please note that Andrew Percy is not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election.

Andrew Percy MP

Free Swim Sessions Success

There was a fantastic response to this summer's free swimming scheme for young people in North Lincs.  Andrew explains, "The Conservative-led North Lincs Council funded over 7,000 free children's swimming sessions during the summer holidays. The Summer Daze sessions took place between 20th July -  2nd September, and were available at The Pods, Ancholme Leisure Centre, Axholme North Leisure Centre, Baysgarth Leisure Centre, along with Epworth Pool. "The Summer Daze sessions were part of the C...

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Environment Agency Update – South Ferriby

Andrew has received the below update from the EA regarding works taking place today at South Ferriby. “Slightly improved tidal forecast levels have allowed us to scale back our possible operational response at South Ferriby. We will be deploying a small temporary barrier defence near to Fulseas Drain. This work will start on Monday 30 September 2019 and be completed by the end of the day. “The need to deploy barriers near to the sluice is not at present considered necessary. Therefore, we ...

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Possible Snap Election

Rather embarrassingly, quite a few people have sent me personal messages, letters or messages via friends, family and my local team urging me to stand again in this constituency at the next election. I've always said this is not a job I want to do forever as I do think politicians should know when it is time to leave politics and hand over to someone else. I've always been sympathetic to the idea of term limits for MPs but its hard to see how they would work in our system. Anyways, I digress. ...

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Schools and Community Groups Encouraged to Plant Trees in North Lincolnshire

With North Lincolnshire’s inclusion in the Government’s Northern Forest plan, North Lincolnshire Council are encouraging schools and local community groups to get involved and start planting trees. Andrew explains, "As residents may be aware, the Conservative Government’s ambitious Northern Forest project will see over 50 million trees planted between the Humber and the Mersey, including parts of both North Lincolnshire and the East Riding. The Woodland Trust states that the Northern Fore...

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Update - Isle of Axholme Greenway

Following Andrew's visit to the Isle of Axholme Greenway in July, progress continues to be made on the path. Andrew reports, "The Isle of Axholme Greenway is an off-road walking and cycling path which connects the Isle with Scunthorpe. The Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council Planning Committee recently approved the designation of an area of the path which will seek to connect Medge Hall, Belton, towards King Edward Street. "The next stage requires an approval of this designation by the...

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Brigg Freeman Service

Andrew was recently made an Honorary Freeman of Brigg in a ceremony at the Angel Suite in Brigg. Andrew said, "It was a delighted recently to attend the ceremony creating a new group of Honorary Freeman for Brigg. It was an even nicer surprise to be asked to be one of these Freeman, along with my Labour predecessor in this constituency. "Brigg Town Council created a number of new Honorary Freeman which is an entirely ceremonial role but which is a nice way of recognising contributions to the l...

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The National Lottery Community Fund - Funding Opportunities for Local Community Groups

The National Lottery Community Fund have asked Andrew to raise awareness of their year-round funding programmes for community groups.  Andrew explains, "The programmes provide funding to improve the places and spaces that matter to local communities. 12,000 community projects across the UK were awarded funding last year and there are awards for groups and organisations of all sizes."  If you know of any community groups in our area that would be interested in these programmes, please share t...

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Proposal for 300 Homes On Land West of Butt Lane

A planning application has been submitted to the East Riding Council for outline planning permission for 300 homes on the above site between Snaith and West Cowick. Local Councillor, Caroline Fox, and I are very concerned about this application. Cllr Liz Sargeantson sits on the Planning Committee that will determine any application so can’t express an opinion as that could stop her voting on the application.  As your MP I play no formal role in the planning process, but I share many of the c...

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