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

Andrew Percy MP

Government Doubles Free Childcare

From September 2017, working families with three and four year-olds are entitled to an additional 15 hours of funded childcare with an Ofsted registered child carer. This is in addition to the universal 15 hours of childcare that all families are entitled to – meaning that working families can access up to 30 hours of free childcare.  Andrew comments, “I am happy to report that the Government’s doubling of free childcare has now been effective since September. This is great news for work...

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Andrew Meets with Northern Rail

Andrew recently met with Paul Barnfield and Pete Myers of Northern Rail to discuss timetables in the constituency along with other issues. Andrew reports: “It was great to meet with Northern Rail recently to find out what they have planned for the area. “They explained how they are working with local schools and The Friends of Goole Station to lift the station and its environs. The new station assets for Goole will be coming this year. “They also informed me of the service changes star...

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Humber Flood Liaison Meeting and South Ferriby Flood Defences

Last Friday, Andrew chaired the Humber Flood Liaison Forum in Brough, East Yorkshire. This is the group set up by the Environment Agency to bring together stakeholders and partners from across the Humber to work on the development of the new flood management strategy for the Humber and its 300 miles of defences.  Commenting, Andrew said, “I was delighted to Chair the Humber Flood Liaison Forum in Brough. The Environment Agency is working on the long term management plans which look forward ...

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Tesco to Hold Employment Open Day

Tesco have informed Andrew that their Goole distribution centre is holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 3rd October from 10am until 7pm. The distribution centre is hoping to fill 120 shift roles. The open day will take place at the distribution centre itself: Tom Pudding Way off Rawcliffe Road, Goole, DN14 8GA. There will be plenty of information and support on-hand during the open day and the Tesco team will be welcoming residents who would like to know more.  Moreover, Tesco will have ...

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Goole Subways - Improvement Works Update

Goole MP, Andrew Percy, has recently been given an update from Network Rail regarding Goole Subways.  Network Rail informed Andrew that their most recent set of improvements were started on the 7th August and have now been completed. The final resurfacing work was completed on Wednesday 20th September.  This work was undertaken to increase the water storage capacity, expand the effectiveness of the surface water capturing system, and ensure the drainage channel plumbing is fit for purpose wh...

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Tour de Yorkshire Extension

Andrew has welcomed the recent announcement that the Tour de Yorkshire cycle races will be extended from 2018 to include an extra day: from three days to four. The women’s race will also increase from one stage to two. Next year it will take place from Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th May, while the men’s race is scheduled to take place from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th May. The start and finish destinations will be announced this week before the full route is unveiled on Tuesday 5th December. And...

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Andrew Meets Health Minister to Discuss Hospital Trust

Andrew joined other local MPs to meet with Health Minister, Philip Dunn MP and NHS England, last week to discuss the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust's performance in light of the Trust being placed in special measures by inspectors for the second time.  They discussed the implementation of the improvement plan, on-going concerns about the future of the Trust and recent changes to the senior management and leadership at the Trust. NLAG is one of only two NHS Trusts in the countr...

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Changing Futures Careers Fair

Andrew is once again supporting the Changing Futures Careers Fair, which is now in its 4th year. The careers fair is being held at Goole College, Boothferry Road on Friday 6th October 2017 between 10am and 2pm. The event will include  • Local and national employers • CV support • Mock interviews • Job search support • College opportunities • Apprenticeships • Traineeships Andrew comments, "The upcoming careers fair is a great opportunity for jobseekers. There is so much on...

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