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

Andrew Percy MP

#Goldilocks: Teaching Children to use Social Media Responsibly

Vodafone have informed Andrew that they have recently launched a book to help parents and children talk about social media and how to use it responsibly. Andrew says, "I understand that 48% of children are exposed to social media by the age of seven. Moreover, research has shown that parents are not speaking to their children about the responsible use of social media before their kids start using it. "As such, Vodafone have partnered with Andersen Press to create the children’s book: #Goldil...

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Goole Becoming East Riding's Economic Boom Town

Goole is being considered the East Riding’s economic boom town.  Andrew explains, "This recognition is due to the major investment we’ve had in the town. Along with the Tesco distribution centre and the glass-manufacturing plant by Guardian Industries, we’ve recently seen investment including: the £200m Siemens rail factory investment at Junction 36, the £130m investment in 800 new homes to be built by Beal Homes, Croda announcing plans to build a new warehouse on the Junction 36 site,...

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Students on Ice - Polar Expedition Programme

Andrew has recently been made aware of the Students on Ice (SOI) Polar expedition programme which might be of interest to secondary and post-secondary school students in our area. Andrew reports, "The Students on Ice Foundation educates young people around the world on the importance of the Polar Regions. As part of this effort, they have taken over 2500 students and staff on their educational expeditions to the Polar Regions. Moreover, the Foundation is committed to providing this opportunity ...

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Rawcliffe Bridge River Crossing

As some residents may be aware, I have shared residents’ concerns regarding the weight limit in place on the river crossing at Rawcliffe Bridge. Due to the safety concerns, the Council had little option but to impose the 3.5 tonnes limit, but I have continued to press for action to repair the bridge. Residents will be relieved to learn that the Council has now gone out to tender for a contractor to undertake repairs that will enable the bridge to carry vehicles of up to 44 tonnes, controlled ...

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UK Parliament Teacher Training Opportunity - July 2019

Andrew has been informed of a free training opportunity for teachers in our area which will take place in Parliament this summer. Andrew explains, "As part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme, the Education and Engagement Service will be hosting the next residential Teachers’ Institute between 1st-3rd July 2019. Teachers will experience Parliament first hand, and then return to their schools to support understanding of, and increase engagement with Parliament." Transport, accom...

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Help to Save Scheme

The Government has recently introduced “Help to Save” which is a savings scheme that gives you a bonus of 50p for every £1 that you save. Andrew reports, "The scheme is available to certain people who are entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit. The account lasts for a period of 4-years. During that time, you can save up to £50 each calendar month or as little as £1. You then get 50% bonuses at the end of the second and fourth years, with the bonus amount depending o...

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Siemens Update Meeting

Andrew met with Finbarr Dowling, Project Manager for Siemens, last week in Goole for an update on their plans for a new rail factory in the town. Mr Dowling updated Andrew on recent recruitment efforts as they build their project team here in East Yorkshire and also talked about other opportunities that may also be available for Siemens in the town.  Andrew reports, "It was great to meet with Finbarr again for another update, especially following the recent dirty tricks we have seen one Labour...

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Meeting with Vodafone to Discuss Mobile Coverage

Andrew met with representatives of Vodafone recently to discuss their ongoing work to tackle poor mobile phone coverage spots in our area.  Andrew reports, "This meeting follows on from the survey I sent out to residents in Broughton last year, in which I asked for feedback on mobile coverage and broadband in the town. As I previously mentioned, the response was fantastic - over 500 completed surveys were returned, which I shared with the various network operators. Following this, both O2, who...

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