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

Andrew Percy MP

Local Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean

North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging residents to get involved with the 2020 Great British Spring Clean. Andrew reports, "This campaign will take place from 20th March to 13th April 2020. If you would like to get involved, the council will provide you with support, including litter picking equipment and the removal of the litter you collect." Find out more by reading the Council's article below:   Local Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean   North Lincolnshire Council is cal...

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Riverbank Litter Pick

Andrew joined local Councillors Nick Coultish and Anne Handley, along with Delta Academy students for a litterpick supported by East Riding Council.  Andrew explains, "Great litter pick this morning with Goole North and Hook Councillors, Nick Coultish and Anne Handley, and students from Delta Academy, Goole. My team and I tackled the river bank where we found quite a lot of plastic bottles and cans! This is one of the regular litter picks organised by Anne and Nick and supported by the East Ri...

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Biffa Roxby Landfill Update

As residents will be aware, Andrew is continuing to monitor and raise the on-going unacceptable issues with the Roxby Landfill. Andrew explains, "I have received a further update from the Environment Agency (EA) today, which I have copied below for your convenience. I will also be driving to Winterton and Roxby today to once again inspect the odours directly. Additionally, I will be meeting with the EA next Friday for further discussions on this issue. As always, I will be sure to keep resi...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is taking place this week from 3-9th February.  This is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of the opportunities that apprenticeships can bring and how they can be a successful career path for people of all ages. Andrew adds, "The theme this year is ‘Look Beyond’ - encouraging employers and potential apprentices to set aside the outdated myths surrounding apprenticeships and to see the fantastic benefits and opportunities apprenticeships can...

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Andrew Helps Secure Additional Funding for Axholme Academy Lurchers

Andrew has helped secure an additional £1300 of funding for the Axholme Academy Lurchers F24 group.  This funding comes following the group’s first bid of £2437 in 2018, from which they successfully built their racing car. After building the racing car they raced last season and came 3rd place at a race in Hull, which enabled them an invitation to the international finals at Silverstone.  They then came 62nd out of 100 cars racing from all over the country.   Andrew has been able to su...

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Happy Brexit Day

Andrew has posted the below message for residents on this momentous day.  Andrew says, "I have to be honest, given the games in Parliament over last few years I wasn’t sure today would actually come. However, the general election in December, meant that the near 70% vote of local people to leave the EU, would finally be respected by the new parliament. "As such, 11pm this evening we will leave the European Union and I couldn’t be happier. For me, like many people, my main objection to the...

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MARSBalloon Project - Open to Primary and Secondary Schools in our Area

Andrew has been made aware of the MARSBalloon project, which is project designed to give students practical experience of designing and testing things to go into space that could one day be destined for Mars.  Thales Alenia Space’s MARSBalloon team will launch a high altitude balloon to an altitude of 30km, more than twice the height of commercial airliners, where they will be above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere. Students can work together to create Mars experiments that fit inside a Kinder E...

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Veterans Railcard Launched

As Andrew mentioned at the end of last year, the Conservative Government was planning to introduce a new Veterans Railcard. We are pleased to report that the Government has fulfilled that promise: the new railcard will be available from Armistice Day (11 November) this year.  Andrew explains, "The railcard will provide around 830,000 veterans with a third off their fares. This is just a small thank you to our fantastic veterans and will help boost their job prospects and bring them closer to ...

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