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

Andrew Percy MP

Essential Works to Rawcliffe Bridge Crossing to Start on 17 June

East Riding Council has announced that essential works to strengthen the bridge at Rawcliffe Bridge will start next week on Monday, 17 June - expected to be completed by March, 2020. Andrew says, "The council explain that, to ensure the works are completed efficiently and safely, they will have to close the bridge to all traffic for the duration of the work, with a signed diversion route being put in place. However, they add that provisions will be made for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the...

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Scams Awareness Campaign 2019

Citizens Advice are working together with the Consumer Protection Partnership, Trading Standards and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to run their 2019 Scams Awareness campaign. The campaign is running between 10 - 23 June and the goal is to encourage people to: ‘stop, report, talk’ if they think they have been targeted by a scam or fraud. Andrew adds, "Citizens Advice's research has found that 61% of people have been targeted by scammers in the last 2 years...

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Afternoon Tea Fundraising for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now have asked Andrew to raise awareness of their forthcoming Afternoon Tea fundraising campaign. Andrew explains, "This July, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now are urging people to get together with friends and family to hold an Afternoon Tea. The money raised will provide vital funds to enable the charities to carry out more world-class research and provide more life-changing support." If you are interested in setting up your own Afternoon Tea fund...

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D-Day 75

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the beginning of the Battle of Normandy. Andrew says, "On the 6th June 1944, over 150,000 incredibly brave allied soldiers took part in the largest amphibious invasion in history. The D-Day landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, marked the beginning of the campaign to liberate Europe from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. 61,000 British troops took part in the operation, along with 73,000 Americans and 14,000 Canadians. "To mark the 75th an...

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Summer Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency held an event in Parliament today to promote their Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Andrew explains, "This year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase, has been inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The challenge encourages children, aged 4-11, to read six library books during the summer holidays and is open to all primary school children regardless of their reading levels. "The Space Chase challenge is comprised of 71 space-themed books and there are two bo...

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World Heart Rhythm Week 2019 – Know Your Pulse

This week is World Heart Rhythm Week 2019 – an annual campaign for raising awareness of arrhythmias. Andrew says, "The NHS state that arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems) are experienced by over 2 million people a year in the UK. The Arrhythmia Alliance’s World Heart Rhythm Week campaign aims to raise awareness of detecting arrhythmias, along with stressing the importance of Knowing Your Pulse and the location of your nearest AED." You can take the pulse check challenge or find out more onl...

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Royal Mail to Introduce Parcel Postboxes Locally

Royal Mail have informed Andrew that they will be introducing their new parcel postboxes to our area.  Andrew reports, "Parcel postboxes will enable local small businesses and markletplace sellers to post pre-paid parcels, using Click&Drop, through postboxes in the same way that we currently post letters. Moreover, they state that they also allow customers to post some barcoded returns parcels back at any time, seven days a week. "The first phase of the launch will see pre-existing meter ...

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Volunteers' Week 2019

This year’s Volunteers' Week campaign starts tomorrow. Andrew says, "Volunteers' Week is an opportunity to recognise and commend the fantastic work that volunteers do around the UK. During the week itself (1-7 June), a number of events and celebrations will take place across the country to thank volunteers for their contribution." To find our more or get involved with the many events taking place, please follow this link: https://volunteersweek.org/about-volunteers-week/what-is-volunteers-we...

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