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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Asks Residents to Back His Campaign for Goole Urgent Care Centre

Andrew has launched his campaign for an Urgent Care Centre in Goole after the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (the body of local doctors responsible for running our local NHS) announced a consultation that will rationalise Minor Injury Units across the East Riding. In three of the four proposals, Goole would see an Urgent Care Centre created at the hospital. These new Urgent Care Centres will provide a range of services, such as increased diagnostics (blood tests and ultrasounds), incr...

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Subway Improvement Work to Start Next Week

Andrew has welcomed confirmation from Network Rail that work is due to start next week on their new £40,000 drainage system for the subways in Goole. Network Rail have developed a two-phase plan to address flooding concerns there after Andrew has campaigned for improvements, as users of the subways are currently forced to walk on the road when the subways flood or travel a significant distance to reach their destination.  These initial works, which are an interim measure, will include: - ...

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Andrew Meets Transport for the North

Andrew met with David Brown, Chief Executive at Transport for the North (TfN), recently, to discuss plans for future investment across the North, as well as their recently submitted proposal to the Department for Transport to become a statutory Sub-national Transport Body (STB). Since its inception in 2014, TfN has been working together with local authorities and stakeholders to allow the North to speak with one voice on the big decisions to benefit the region as a whole. In March 2015 TfN unv...

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Andrew Welcomes Report Highlighting Public Service Role of Commercial Radio

Andrew has welcomed the findings of a new report which highlights the important role of commercial radio stations in serving local communities across the UK. The report from Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, was launched in the House of Commons last week and featured the work of local radio stations such as Lincs FM.   Action Stations: The public value of commercial radio found that commercial radio stations: ·         broadcast an average of 13 hours 15 minutes o...

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Volunteers Wanted – Community First Responder Schemes

Andrew is asking for volunteers to join two local community first responder (CFR) schemes, in Goole and Howden. Andrew says, “We're looking for volunteers for both the Goole and Howden community first responder schemes. We have a number of CFR schemes in our area, both in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire parts of the constituency, and I launched the Goole, Hook & Airmyn scheme back in 2013. Community first responders are volunteers trained in basic life support skills including ...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column - October 2016

So a few weeks ago, I learned that in the seemingly never ending list of things I’m responsible for as a Minister, I am the designated Parks Minister! It was, therefore, a nice coincidence that this weekend three of my local constituency events involved parks.  A particular privilege was jointly naming the Brigg Village Green off Station Road as Holland Park. This name was chosen to commemorate Geoff Holland, who lived nearby and who did so much to get the area of land designated as a Villag...

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Andrew Joins Fight Against Criminal Scammers

Andrew has joined the Friends Against Scams campaign, an initiative that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’. As a SCAMbassador, Andrew has joined the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and others in a cross-party network to protect everyone from scams and the damage they cause. Through the campaign, Andrew will be able to support local residents...

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Holland Park

On Friday, Andrew joined residents and local Councillors in Brigg to formally name Brigg Village Green as Holland Park. Andrew says, “It was an absolute pleasure to formally name Brigg Village Green as Holland Park. The park is named after Geoff Holland, who died earlier this year and who did so much to fight to get this land designated as a village green. Geoff’s wife Gill unveiled the plaque commemorating Geoff with me, along with their son Paul. The campaign to get this land designated ...

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