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

Andrew Percy MP

West Halton Play Area Revamp

Andrew recently visited West Halton's play area to meet with Parish Councillors. This followed the £44,000 grant the play area received from the North Lincolnshire Community Pot. Andrew said, "It was great to meet with Parish Councillors in West Halton recently to look at the plans for the new play area that we have helped to fund with a £44,000 grant from the North Lincs Community Pot.  "The current play area is in desperate need of refurbishment and will be totally revamped in the New Yea...

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Thealby Play Area Grant

Andrew joined local councillors for a visit to Thealby Play Area last Friday to formally present the Thealby Play Area Association with a £11,400 grant for equipment. Andrew reports, “I dropped by Thealby last week to meet with the Thealby Play Area Association for the formal handover of an £11,400 grant for new play area equipment from the North Lincs Community Grant Pot. This was the pot of money we established at the Council when we took control of it in 2011.  “I was joined by Counc...

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Axholme North Leisure Centre Official Opening

Last week, Andrew attended the official opening of the multi-million pound Axholme North Leisure Centre in Crowle. He joined the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr John Brigs; the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Rob Waltham; the cabinet member for Leisure, Cllr David Rose; and ward member for Axholme North, Cllr Julie Reed.  Facilities at the new leisure centre include: · Four lane, 25 metre swimming pool · Outdoor tennis and netball courts · 9v9 3G outdoor football pitch · 1...

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APPG on Surrogacy Meeting

Earlier today, Andrew chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy's meeting with Olympic athlete Tom Daley, writer and journalist Julie Bindel and Sarah Jones of Surrogacy UK. Andrew said, "I was delighted to chair the final meeting of the year for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy.  "I was joined by my APPG colleagues: Baroness Barker, Paul Masterton MP and Guto Bebb MP. Our guests for this session were: Olympic athlete Tom Daley, who had a child throug...

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‘Valuing Radio’ Report Launched in Parliament

Andrew recently attended the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Commercial Radio's Valuing Radio report. Andrew reports, "I was delighted to attend the launch of the Valuing Radio report . This new report from the APPG on Commercial Radio highlights the important role that the industry continues to play across the UK. Local economies benefit from an impressive return on investment for local advertisers and listeners value the trusted news and information bulletins that statio...

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Ofcom’s ‘Boost Your Broadband’ campaign Launched Today

Ofcom has launched its ‘Boost Your Broadband’ campaign today to encourage consumers to check if they can get more from their broadband. Ofcom’s new research has revealed that millions of people could switch to faster broadband at no extra cost.  Firstly, you can start by asking your provider the following simple questions devised by Ofcom: Am I still in my initial contract period? If I am, how long is left? How much am I paying for my current deal? What am I getting for that price?...

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£1 Million Funding for Community Pocket Parks

Community groups in our area can bid for funding to create their own pocket park or to refurbish an existing park. The initiative provides up to a potential £15,000 for building a new ‘pocket park’ or up to £25,000 for renovating an existing park. Andrew explains, "Pocket parks are small plots of land, which are approximately the size of a tennis court. They provide a small green oasis to help improve physical and mental health in the community. The measurements for a pocket park (for th...

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Brexit Speech in the Commons

I spoke in the Commons yesterday to express what I know from my mailbox is a frustration of many Leave voters in our area who believe that the democratic decision we took in 2016 to leave the EU is being stolen from us by a powerful lobby who refuse to accept the result.  This is clearly what is happening in Parliament. I believe most Remain voters have accepted the result but it a clear many MPs who said they accepted the result deceived their electorates and are part of a concerted and well-...

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