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

Andrew Percy MP

Veterans Transition Programme (VTP) Reception in Parliament

Andrew recently hosted a reception in Parliament for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Education's Centre for Group Counselling & Trauma (CGCT). The aim of the reception was to raise awareness of the Veterans Transition Programme in the UK. Andrew adds, "As I have mentioned previously, the Veterans Transition Programme (VTP) is a unique and innovative mental health programme which supports veterans who are leaving the military to transition to civilian life." Read more about th...

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Check your eligibility for Pension Credit

Some local households are entitled to Pension Credit but haven't yet submitted a claim. If you think that you might be eligible for Pension Credit you can check by calling the Pension Credit claim line via the details below: Telephone: 0800 99 1234 Textphone: 0800 169 0133 NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 99 1234  Monday to Friday, 8am to 7:30pm Find out about call charges: https://www.gov.uk/call-charges It is also possible for a friend or famil...

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Andrew signs pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death

Andrew signed a pledge to support Cardiac Risk in the Young’s (CRY) campaign for a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death. Andrew says, "CRY held an event in Parliament for MPs to pledge their support to help save the lives of the 12 apparently fit and healthy young people who die every week in the UK of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. "It was great to speak to CRY's representatives about this important campaign and to discuss my experience as a first responder al...

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EE/ BT Group Broughton Mast Update

As residents may be aware, Andrew has been providing updates on EE/ BT Group’s new mast in Broughton, which will provide much-improved 4G coverage to the area. Andrew has chased them once again and has received a quick update for your information.  Andrew reports, "I have been informed that EE/BT Group are currently waiting for the necessary connections from the mast back to the main network to be put in place. They currently forecast that this will be complete by the end of September; howev...

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Visit to Infocus ID

Andrew visited the business Infocus ID in Broughton on Friday to see their new premises.  Andrew reports, "Infocus ID are a local family-run business which supplies plastic ID card & badge printers. In fact, they are Europe's largest supplier of refurbished plastic ID card printers.  "With the expansion of their business, Infocus ID recently moved to these premises in Broughton, which include new offices and a warehouse. As they continue to grow their business, they are committed to empl...

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Traineeship Programmes for Young People

A new report has shown that traineeships are helping young people to access jobs or further study. Andrew says, "This new research has looked at the impact of the traineeship initiative (which launched in 2013) on progress into an apprenticeship, further learning or employment. The report has found that 75% of trainees get a job, take up an apprenticeship or go on to further study within a year of completing their programme." Traineeships are education and training programmes for 16- 24 year o...

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Hook Primary School Visit

Andrew paid a visit to Hook Primary School earlier today. Andrew explains, "I was delighted to visit Hook Primary at the request of the school's Traffic Ambassadors this morning. They gave me a fab tour of the school before inviting me to speak to the whole school assembly on the subject of road safety and how we can work together to improve that and make ourselves and the environment healthier by getting out of our cars. This was the pupils' own initiative and I was blown away by their enthusi...

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Recycle Your Old Bedding, Clothes and Shoes in Goole

East Riding Council are encouraging residents to recycle their textile items as part of a summer campaign. The first textile amnesty event is being held in Goole next week on Tuesday 25th June. A recycling van will be travelling to the following locations in Goole: • 10am-11am – Cottingham Street • 11.15am-12.15pm – Tennyson Street • 1.30pm-2.30pm – Estcourt Street car park • 2.45pm-3.30pm – Cross Street West You can take your old duvets, sheets, towels, clothes and shoes e...

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