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

Andrew Percy MP

Keadby 2 Power Station – Recruitment Fair Next Week

As part of their local recruitment campaign for the Keadby 2 power station project, NRL are holding a recruitment fair on Thursday 22nd August at The Bath Halls in Scunthorpe. Andrew reports, "NRL is a technical engineering recruitment company who will provide technical recruitment expertise for the Keadby 2 project. They are working in partnership with Siemens and SSE to provide a one-stop-shop for recruitment on the project. "Next week’s recruitment fair will be an opportunity to receive a...

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Best Small Shops Competition 2019

Applications are now open for the annual Best Small Shops Competition. Andrew explains, "The competition was launched to promote small shops and the role they play in local communities. Entries can come from any independent retailer based in the UK, with the nominees judged on their shop's entrepreneurial activities, their impact within the community and innovation in their business.  "We have some fantastic small shops in our area so please encourage your local retailers to enter the UK Best...

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Apply for up to £5,000 for a Local Project

TransPennine Express have once again opened applications to local community groups for grants of up to £5,000. Andrew explains, "The TransPennine Express Transform Fund grants are aimed at projects that help tackle youth unemployment, promote social inclusion and/or improve the environment, and are local to the rail network." For full details, including how to apply, visit Read More →

West Park, Goole Nominated for Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park 2019

  West Park in Goole has been nominated for Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park 2019.   Andrew reports, “The UK’s Best Park Award recognises the role that parks play in our communities, supporting mental and physical health and bringing people together. A total of 364 public nominations for parks and green spaces across the UK have been made – and 30 of these are in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.”   You can show your support for West Park by voting online before Monday 19th Au...

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Pacer Train Competition

The Department for Transport are running a competition for community groups to win a Pacer train carriage for conversion into a public space, for whatever community use they can think of. Andrew explains, “With new and refurbished trains arriving across the Northern network, Pacer trains are being phased out after more than three decades of service. Although nobody in our area will miss the Pacers, this competition ensures that these old carriages can now serve communities in a new and innova...

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Postcode Lottery Charity Funding Opportunity

The People’s Postcode Lottery are once again giving local charities and community groups the opportunity to apply for a part of over £3million of funding. Applications have been open since Wednesday 31 July and will last for two weeks - until 14 August. Voluntary groups and registered charities in our area can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The financial support is available through three different trusts, with each trust supporting projects focused on specific themes: •...

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New Burton Play Building Visit

Andrew visited Burton Play last month to see the childcare provider's newly-constructed building. Andrew reports, "The new early years school building has been delivered following the devastating fire of last year. This is thanks to £300,000 of funding from North Lincolnshire Council, the Burton bears group and with support from the parish council. "The new purpose-built pre-school and day care centre is on the same site at Burton upon Stather Primary School. However, the new building is larg...

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Keadby 2 Project – Visit and Update

Andrew recently visited Siemens' new Keadby 2 site for an update on how construction is progressing, and to discuss the recruitment of local workers and businesses for the project. Following the visit, Andrew said, "With all our focus on the big Siemens investment coming to Goole, we sometimes forget about another huge Siemens investment in our constituency.  "That's why it was such a pleasure to visit the new power station project in Keadby recently.  The construction is well under way. Whe...

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