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

Andrew Percy MP

New Flu Vaccine for the Over 65s

This winter, a new and more effective flu vaccine will be available for those aged 65 and over. It is expected that the new ‘adjuvanted’ vaccine will reduce GP consultations by 30,000, hospitalisations by over 2,000 and prevent over 700 hospital deaths from flu in England. Moreover, eligible adults under 65 will receive the ‘quadrivalent’ vaccine, which protects against two strains of flu A and two strains of flu B. Those who are eligible for the flu vaccine this year include: • ...

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Easy to Ask Campaign – Protecting Young People with Food Allergies

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) are running a campaign this week to raise awareness of allergen information and to encourage young people to ask about allergens when dining out. Andrew reports, "Sadly, children and young people are more at risk of dying from an allergic reaction than older adults. The group most at risk are teenagers and those in their 20s, with an estimated 300,000 people living with a food allergy in this age group. "The FSA, in partnership with Allergy UK and the Anaphylaxi...

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Meeting with Chief Constable, Lee Freeman, to Discuss Local Policing

Andrew met with Chief Constable, Lee Freeman, last week to discuss policing issues across the local area. Andrew used the meeting to raise resident concerns and also to provide feedback following the night shift he took part in with officers a few weeks back in Scunthorpe and Brigg. The Chief Constable explained to Andrew that Humberside Police would shortly reach its target figure of 1900 police officers, up from 1550 officers. As a result of these increases, Goole Police station has seen a re...

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Remembering Goole Women During World Wars

The Goole Civic Society unveiled a Blue Plaque on Saturday to celebrate the women of Goole and Old Goole who worked in the town’s shipyards during World War 1 and 2. Andrew said, "It was weather for ducks in Old Goole this Saturday but that didn't take away from the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque in recognition of the role of Old Goole and Goole women in both world wars working in the shipyards. For many of these women this work was a liberation as it marked the start of a change in...

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Meeting with Lloyds Bank to Discuss Brigg Branch Restructuring

Following Lloyds Bank’s decision to upgrade and restructure their branch in Brigg, Andrew met in Parliament with the bank’s representative to express the concerns of local residents who rely on this branch. Andrew said, "Lloyds explained that they are responding to changes in technology and the changing banking needs and habits of customers. They were happy that they are investing in the branch and that there are therefore no current plans for the branch to close. "I expressed the concerns...

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Organ Donation Week 2018

Between the 3rd and 9th of September this week, the NHS is leading its annual Organ Donation Week campaign. Andrew reports, "Organ Donation Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for more organ donors and encourages people to discuss the issue with family and friends. "NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) state that most people don’t discuss organ donation, which results in many donation opportunities being squandered. It is, therefore, important that organ donation is talked abou...

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Winterton Sculpture Trail and Charity Auction

There are now less than two weeks remaining for the Winterton Sculpture Trail. Twenty six Tractor and Owl sculptures have been on display in Winterton over the summer, and will remain on the trail until the 14th September 2018. The fibre glass sculptures - which were designed and created by community groups and organisations in the town - will then be auctioned off for local causes. The Winterton Sculpture Auction takes place on Saturday 22nd September at All Saints Church, Winterton. The auct...

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Free Support Service for People Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) have recently launched their new, free service for people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Andrew explains, "The service runs for 6 months, where you'll have regular phone calls with the BLF's IPF specialist advisor, to talk about topics important to you. The free service is also available to the family and carer of those living with IPF." You can find out more about the service and apply online here: Read More →

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