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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Visits St Martin’s Primary School Ahead of £100k Improvements

Brigg and Goole MP, Andrew Percy, recently joined Cllr David Rose and Senior Teacher Mrs J Ayris at St Martin's CofE Primary School in Owston Ferry as work is set to begin on an extension to the school hall. This is being funded jointly by North Lincs Council capital funding and the LCVAP (Locally Co-ordinated Voluntary Aided Programme).  These £100k works include extending the school hall, providing additional storage for dining and PE equipment, and creating a disabled toilet facility. The ...

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Andrew Visits NLAG NHS Trust and the Brain Injury Unit at Goole Hospital

Last week, Andrew met with the new Chair of the North Lincs and Goole Hospital Trust, Anne Shaw, whilst on a visit to Goole Hospital where he discussed the Trust’s improvement plans. The Trust was recently placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission for the second time, after serious concerns were found in the way the Trust was managing care locally.  Andrew also visited the Brain Injury Unit, where he met with the Unit’s Service Manager, Rob Hall, to discuss the plans to exp...

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Andrew Meets with ABP to Discuss South Dock Bridge

Andrew met with the Associated British Ports (ABP) last week to discuss the closure of South Dock Bridge. The bridge will be closed on the weekends of September 23rd and 30th to enable essential works to be undertaken, which will completely cut off Old Goole and the Marshlands from the town. There will be pedestrian access via the docks; however, no vehicles will be able to cross on the days that the works are taking place.  Commenting, Andrew said, “These works are essential and the docks a...

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Andrew Welcomes £1.3 billion Boost For Schools

Brigg and Goole MP, Andrew Percy, has welcomed yesterday’s announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for school funding over two years – helping to create more good school places in the local area. Andrew has been an active member of the f40 group of MPs who have been fighting for fairer funding for schools in the East Riding and North Lincolnshire, having previously presented a petition on the issue in the House of Commons. Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, annou...

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Tour of Britain Isle Launch

Andrew, along with local Conservative Councillors Rob Waltham and David Robinson, recently joined Belton Primary School's Headteacher Mrs Sarah Groves and pupils at a 'mini launch' for the Tour of Britain. The big launch took place a few weeks back; however this one took place to raise the profile of the section of the race that will be passing through the Isle of Axholme. Andrew explains, "I was delighted to join Belton Primary for this 'mini launch' of the Tour of Britain. An entire leg of ...

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Meeting with Network Rail to Discuss Goole Subway Failure

Goole MP, Andrew Percy, met with Network Rail this week to again express the frustration of local residents at the continued failure of the drainage system in the subways in Goole. Network Rail passed on their apologies to Andrew and local residents for the repeated failure of the system, despite the recent replacement of the pumps. Network Rail have now promised to bring forward some of their more substantial works planned for 2019 onward in a bid to try to resolve these issues on a more perman...

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South Ferriby Flood Defence Improvements Drop-in

Andrew recently joined Councillors Carl Sherwood, Nigel Sherwood and Rob Waltham for the South Ferriby Flood defence drop-in, which was organised by the Environment Agency and the Council. Andrew and the Conservative councillors have been working to secure improvements to the defence bank ever since the tidal surge of 2013.  Andrew provides an update, "The delay has in part been because the whole scheme was being looked at in line with the broader Humber Flood Strategy and involved an expensi...

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Flixborough Play Area Improvements

Andrew recently visited Flixborough play area with Councillors Elaine Marper, Helen Rowson and Ralph Ogg for an update on the plans to install new play equipment. This money will come from the £50,000 that has been secured for the village by the Park Improvement Scheme that was set up by local Conservatives at the Council. Commenting, Andrew said, "Councillors are working together with the Parish Council to deliver this much needed revamp of the play area. The consultation has taken place, so ...

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