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

Andrew Percy MP

Meeting with Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

 Last Friday, Andrew met with Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, Keith Hunter, for an update on a number of local policing issues. Andrew reports,"I had a very useful meeting recently with Keith Hunter, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, to discuss local policing issues. We discussed a number of topics: the return of incident response police to stations such as Epworth and Brigg, the recruitment of more police officers and PCSOs, and the commitment of resources over a larger geog...

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Flood Risk: Preparing for winter

The Flood Warning Service is a free service provided by the Environment Agency to warn you about flooding and provide advice about what to do before, during, or after a flood. Visit www.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline 0345 988 1188 There is a lot of information online and there are three simple steps you can take to be better prepared for flooding: 1) Check your flood risk: Enter your postcode on www.gov.uk/flood to find out if your home or business is at risk of flooding.  2) Sign up to our...

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Goole to Rawcliffe Cycleway Meeting

Andrew and Cllr John Barrett met with East Riding Council (ERYC), the Environment Agency (EA) and Canal and Rivers Trust for an update on progress to a cycleway connecting Goole and Snaith.  Andrew was encouraged by the positive responses during the meeting and an agreement in principal has now been reached with the EA to utilise some of their canal side track. Having worked hard to secure agreement, Andrew and John are happy to see constructive progress being made. The proposed route would r...

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£150,000 Drain Improvements in Haxey

Andrew recently visited the site of the new drainage scheme in Haxey along with Axholme South Cllrs David Rose and Ron Allcock. The scheme, which will be completed in 2 phases, will seek to improve surface water flooding issues around the war memorial and will also improve drainage to nearly 60 properties off Graizelound Fields Road. Phase 1 work commenced on Monday 13th November 2017 and is expected to take around 6 weeks to complete, with completion by Friday 22nd December 2017. The hours of ...

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Andrew Welcomes Report that Highlights the Vital Role of News and Trust Provided by Commercial Radio

Andrew has welcomed the conclusions of a new report which finds that commercial radio news provides a vital and valued service to listeners, reinforcing radio’s position as the most reliable and trusted medium in an era of proliferating fake news. The report from Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, was launched in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 November 2017.  Breaking News: How listeners value commercial radio news explores the views of commercial radio listeners on dif...

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Environment Agency Update Meeting

Andrew joined other local MPs for an update meeting with with the Environment Agency (EA) to hear about the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Strategy. Andrew reports, "The EA and local authorities around the Humber are progressing the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy (HFRMS) to review how to manage tidal flood risk around the estuary. The boundary for the review has been extended to reach further upstream from the main estuary to include the rivers where tidal...

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Crowle Peatland Railway Visit

Andrew joined Crowle Peatland Railway Group members, along with local Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed, to dig the first sod for the new railway depot that will be constructed at Crowle Moor. This is the first of a range of projects aimed at increasing visitor facilities at the Moors. The project has been made possible thanks to funding from North Lincs Council, the Heritage Lottery and others.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew, said, “It was great to be on site at Crowle Moor to dig th...

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Unveiling of New Racing Kayaks for Glanford and Scunthorpe Canoe Club

Last Saturday, Andrew visited the Glanford and Scunthorpe Canoe Club (GSCC) to unveil their new racing kayaks, which had been funded by Sport England. GSCC operate on the River Ancholme next to the Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg. The club is run by volunteers and is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) and is also affiliated to British Canoeing, their national governing body. Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, “I had a fab morning down at Brigg Leisure Centre with the Glanford...

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