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

Andrew Percy MP

Another Chance to Pick up Free Compost in the East Riding

East Riding Council (ERYC) is holding a second free compost giveaway for residents. Andrew says, "During September, ERYC will be handing out another 5,000 bags of compost. This is usually an annual giveaway; however, this is the first time that residents will have a second opportunity to pick up some free compost.   "There will be 8 events held across the East Riding. Goole’s giveaway will take place on Wednesday 18 September at 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU. Like last time, residents...

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Aire & Calder Navigation Towpath Trail Update

As residents may be aware, the existing grass towpath between Pasture Clough Pumping Station, East of Rawcliffe Bridge and Goole Marina is to be upgraded to a 2m wide granular surfaced facility.  Andrew reports, "These works started earlier this month and are expected to take 7 weeks to complete. Please note that there is a temporary diversion in place for users whilst the works are taking place.  "This project has been developed by the council, the Canal and River Trust and the Environment ...

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Prorogation of Parliament

I thought residents might like a bit of an update on this issue as it is attracting quite a bit of noise. First of all, what does prorogation of Parliament mean? It is what generally happens before Parliament is dissolved ahead of a general election and also ahead of a new parliamentary session. Parliament is prorogued (i.e doesn't sit) before it is either dissolved for an election or before the Queen comes and conducts the State Opening of Parliament. Whilst we elect Parliaments for a maximum...

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New East Riding Health and Wellbeing Website

East Riding Council has recently launched a health and wellbeing website which will provide residents with health support, advice and signposting all in one place. Andrew explains, "The aim of the new website is to provide people with a reliable source of information on services and the availability of local community groups. There is also information on topics such as quitting smoking, raising a family, living with dementia, veterans support and more." You can find the new Health and Wellbein...

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Croda’s New Distribution Hub to Create 200 Jobs

Residents may have seen announcements this week that Croda’s new distribution hub in Goole will create 200 skilled jobs. Andrew reports, "The new £7m facility will act as Croda’s worldwide distribution hub for the products made at its manufacturing sites in the UK and the European delivery of products made across its global network. Additionally, the facility will also house a new International Employee Training Centre for Croda’s workforce. "Planning consent has been granted for the 37...

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World Entrepreneurs’ Day and New Campaign for 16-24 year olds

Today is World Entrepreneurs’ Day, which is an annual global celebration of entrepreneurs and their work.  As part of this year’s event, a new campaign (#GetBizzy) has been launched by Companies House to encourage 16 to 24 year olds to become the next generation of entrepreneurs. The aim of the campaign is to inform potential young entrepreneurs of who Companies House are, what they do and how their tools and resources can help.  Andrew adds, "Over the coming months, Companies House will...

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New 16-17 Rail Saver Card

The Government has launched a new rail saver card for 16-17 year olds. Andrew explains, "The new card will provide half-price travel and can be used on most rail travel, including peak and season tickets. It is estimated that it will save young people around £186 a year, allowing them to travel more affordably to college, sixth form, to an apprenticeship or work." You can pick up your card for £30 online from 9.00am on Tuesday 20 August and can then start using the discounted fares from Mond...

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Steel Works Update

There is positive news on the steel works front today with confirmation coming that the Government's Official Receiver has selected a preferred purchaser for the whole of the British Steel business. As residents will recall, this is something I and other MPs have repeatedly called for. We were very concerned that there might be attempts to cherry pick bits of the business.  ·   This is an important and positive step forward in securing a future for British Steel.  ·   More work will no...

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