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

Andrew Percy MP

Goole Development Trust

Andrew met with Stacey Howard and Stephen Waud from the Goole Development Trust the other week, to talk about their work in the town and efforts to expand beyond the Goole area. The Goole Development Trust (GDT) is a social enterprise which helps with the economic, social and environmental regeneration of Goole and the surrounding area. As a not for profit company, the Trust offers a range of loans for new and existing businesses; with all profits being reinvested into the community. The Trus...

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Funding Secured for Keadby with Althorpe Working Men’s Club

Andrew has welcomed the news that Keadby with Althorpe Working Men’s Club has been successful in securing over £15,000 of funding from SSE’s Keadby Windfarm Community Fund following their bid to develop facilities at the Club. The current facilities in the Club are over 20 years old and this funding will enable the club to carry out important works, such as refurbishing the kitchen, improving accessibility and modernising the facilities on offer for members and the local community. Andrew...

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Get Ready for Winter

Local MP and Communities Minister, Andrew Percy has urged councils and communities to get ‘winter ready’ and put their emergency plans in place. Andrew has highlighted that whilst the Government is investing £2.5 billion in flood prevention over the course of this Parliament, local leaders across the country can also be doing their bit to prevent flood damage to people’s homes and businesses. Councils and communities can visit a new ‘Get Ready for Winter’ website, launched jointly b...

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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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