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

Andrew Percy MP

4R Planning Application Update

Residents may be interested to know that the 4R Planning Application was rejected by East Riding Council’s planning committee earlier today. Cllr Caroline Fox did a great job speaking on behalf of residents in opposition to the application. Local Councillors Liz Sargeantson and Anne Handley who sit on the Committee voted against the application being approved. Cllr John Briggs from North Lincs Council also attended the meeting as many residents over the border on the north of the Isle are con...

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British Lung Foundation – Breath Test

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) have asked Andrew to spread awareness about their new online Breath Test. Andrew explains, "The BLF have designed the test to help people find out more about their breathlessness. The test only take 5 minutes and over 450,000 people have used it so far.   "This week is also Love Your Lungs week, an annual awareness event for lung health, along with today being Clean Air Day. This year, the focus of Love Your Lungs week is on early diagnosis. Getting the righ...

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Upcoming Recruitment Opportunities at Keadby 2 Power Station

Andrew raised the issue of maximising recruitment for local people at the Keadby 2 power station with Siemens, who are building the power station in our constituency, and has received the below update. Andrew reports, "The Keadby 2 project is a £350 million investment by SSE to introduce first-of-a-kind, high efficiency gas-fired generation technology to the UK. It will be constructed as a full turnkey solution by Siemens, along with a plant servicing contract for 15 years. Around 700 job opp...

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Steel Support Group Meeting

Andrew joined the recent Steel Support Group meeting at the Department for Business to discuss British Steel.  Andrew reports, "Weekly Steel Support Group meetings are now taking place with regards to the on-going issues at British Steel. These meetings are chaired by the Secretary of State and include Union reps, local MPs, local Councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, industry representatives, senior civil servants and representatives of the Official Receiver etc etc. "The most recent of ...

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‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ Campaign

As part of this year’s Loneliness Awareness Week, the Government has launched a new campaign to tackle the stigma of loneliness and to encourage people to speak out. Andrew says, "A number of charities, organisations and businesses have come together to support this new campaign, including The Marmalade Trust, the Co-op Foundation, the British Red Cross, the Campaign to End Loneliness, Mind, Public Health England and the Jo Cox Foundation. "Sadly, a new poll has shown that the main barrier f...

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Drowning Prevention Week 2019

Drowning Prevention Week, which was created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK and is being supported by the Department for Education, will be running between 14 - 24 June. Andrew says, "This national campaign aims to ensure everyone knows how to have fun and stay safe near water.  "More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year, around one person every 10 hours, and many more suffer injury, sometimes life-changing, when they survive drowning." You can follow these simple preca...

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Apply for the East Riding's Year of Green Action Community Fund

As part of the Government’s Year of Green Action initiative, East Riding Council are inviting applications for ‘green’ grants via the East Riding's Year of Green Action Community Fund. Andrew explains, "These grants of up to £1000 will be available to community groups, not-for-profit organisations, volunteers, town and parish councils, schools and other public bodies. They are to be used towards green and environmentally-friendly projects, such as, planting trees, litter picks, or instal...

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Steel Industry Meeting with PM

Andrew met with the Prime Minister today to discuss British Steel.  Andrew reports, "This afternoon myself and a cross-party delegation of MPs met with the Prime Minister to discuss the on-going issues with British Steel and the attempts to find a new buyer for the site. With the Government presently covering wages and the costs at the site, every effort is being made by the Government to secure the future of the site.  "The meeting was an opportunity for us to press home the importance of s...

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