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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Attends Coastal Community Conference in Hull

Local MP, Andrew Percy, recently gave the keynote speech at the Great British Coastal Conference in Hull in his role as Minister for Coastal Communities. The conference, which hosted Coastal Community Teams from across the country, was held in Hull this year at the insistence of Andrew in order to show support for the UK City of Culture.  The Government launched the Coastal Communities Fund, and Andrew, as Coastal Communities Minister, has allocated over 9 million pounds to coastal projects in...

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Doncaster Airport Visit

Yesterday, local MP and Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, visited Doncaster Airport with neighbouring MP for Don Valley, Caroline Flint. The purpose of the visit was to hear about the airport's plans for expansion and the opportunities there are to make the airport a real regional hub.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, "I had a great visit to Doncaster Airport yesterday with my constituency neighbour, Caroline Flint MP. Doncaster Airport is an operation with massive potential, w...

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Attlee Drive Flooding Scheme

In order to reduce the risk of flooding around Attlee Drive in Goole, Yorkshire Water have announced £6 million of investment in the Attlee Drive flooding scheme. Before work begins on the scheme, Yorkshire Water will be holding a customer drop in event for residents to find out more about the work. This will be held at St Joseph’s Primary School on Kennedy Drive between 4:30pm and 7pm on Monday the 24th of April. Yorkshire Water will be constructing a large underground storage tank to hold ...

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Postbox Refurbishment Now Underway

Last month, the Royal Mail had confirmed that their programme of postbox refurbishment across the DN14 postcode would be starting in April. Since the beginning of this month, 18 postboxes in DN14 have now been painted. The refurbished postboxes are as follows: Goole Post Office Thorntree Lane Swinefleet Road Pasture Road Westfield Avenue Reedness Post Office Whitgift Church Snaith Post Office Oxford Road Airmyn Post Office Whitley  Field Lane Main Street - Great Heck Eggboro...

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£9 Million to be Invested in the Humber

Local MP and Coastal Communities Minister, Andrew Percy, recently announced over £9 million of funding for the Humber through the Coastal Communities Fund. This funding comes as part of a wider £40 million in funding for coastal communities throughout the UK, which will support over 30 new projects.  The Coastal Communities Fund is a government initiative which aims to support economic development in coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs. Coastal tourism now b...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column - March 2017

It was an absolute delight and pleasure to end last week opening the brilliant new library, gym and skate park at Winterton. This £1 million project was delivered by the local Conservatives and is already proving quite popular with users. I was able to join Cllrs Ralph Ogg, Elaine Marper and Helen Rowson for the opening, where we were joined by local students and residents.  The new facility all arose out of concerns over the future of Winterton Rangers. Whilst others jockeyed for publicity w...

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CQC's Latest Inspection of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

The Care Quality Commission’s recent inspection of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has rated the Trust as inadequate and recommended a return to special measures. This means that NHS Improvements will now provide additional resources and support to help turn the Trust around. However, it is important to note that Goole Hospital was not inspected as it was recently rated as Good, something that we local people know to be true.  Below is a quote that I have issued to the p...

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Andrew Visits the Goole Paddlers Project

Goole MP, Andrew Percy, recently joined Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal & River Trust and young people aged 16-19 at a new canoe taster session in Goole. The taster sessions are part of the ‘Goole Paddlers Project’ run by East Riding Council and funded through Sport England. The project aims to encourage young people to enjoy the recreational use of local waterways through free canoe sessions, run from the Yorkshire Waterways Museum, using the Aire and Calder Navigation. The...

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