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

Andrew Percy MP

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Andrew recently made young people in our area aware of the Government’s ‘Fire it Up’ campaign which aims to showcase the variety of apprenticeships on offer and to raise awareness of the excellent opportunities they provide as an alternative to academic routes into a variety of careers. In addition to the above campaign, Andrew is happy to report that National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019), is just around the corner, 4 to 8 March 2019. NAW is also an opportunity to recognise the opportun...

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Drax Power Station – Worlds First Carbon Capture from Biomass

Drax have informed me of the first capture of carbon dioxide using innovative technology at the Selby Power Station in their bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot project. This is a fantastic achievement as it is the first time anywhere in the world that carbon dioxide has been captured from a 100% biomass feedstock i.e. burning wood pellets. The pilot project was commissioned in November last year following a £400,000 investment by Drax in innovative carbon capture technolog...

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Andrew Meets Beal Homes to Discuss Goole Development

Andrew met with Richard Beal, Chief Executive of Beal Homes, last Friday to discuss plans for new homes in the town.  Running over four phases, the development off Rawcliffe Road would see up to 800 new homes built in the town. The development would offer a mix of housing from 1 bed to 4 bed homes, with a portion of the homes constructed as affordable housing. The first phase of the project, which includes 200 houses, is due to be submitted for planning to the East Riding Council shortly.  A...

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Worlaby New Outdoor Gym Equipment

Andrew visited Worlaby recently for the official opening of the new outdoor gym equipment. Andrew says, "An honour to be asked to open this new equipment in Worlaby. Congrats must go to the Parish Council who worked hard to secure the lottery funding for this new outdoor gym equipment.  "I felt old when the school teacher with the school children remembered me from when I went to speak at her high school when she was a pupil!"  

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Local Charity Funding Opportunity

Local charities and community groups in our area will shortly be able to apply for over £3million of funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery. Applications are open from 6 February until 20 February. Voluntary groups and registered charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The financial support is available through three different trusts, with each trust supporting projects focused on specific themes: • People’s Postcode Trust looks to fund projects that are aimed...

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World Cancer Day 2019

Today is Word Cancer Day: an annual global campaign to raise awareness and take action. Andrew reports, "Last year, around 18 million people were diagnosed with cancer around the globe, with over 360,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. World Cancer Day is a united international effort to fight against this global cancer epidemic." If you’d like to learn more about the campaign or are interested in getting involved, please see this link: Can...

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Land Opened up for New Jobs

Andrew recently visited Slag Banks at Normanby Enterprise Park to view the plans to open up 60 acres of additional land on this booming industrial estate. Following the visit, Andrew said, "The Government has awarded the development £1 million via the Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to pay for the ground work and new road to open the site up, some of which is already taken by a new employer. "I met with the Ward Councillors the LEP, contractors and North Lincs Council Leader, ...

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Goole - Snaith – Leeds Line Update Meeting

Earlier today, Andrew attended a meeting at Goole Leisure Centre as part of the joint campaign for improved rail services on the Goole to Leeds line.  Andrew reports, "Cllr Caroline Fox and I met with Transport for the North, Northern Rail, The East Riding of Yorkshire Council and a representative of the Lower Aire Valley Rail Action Group (LAVRAG). Upgrades to the services are being considered as part of the Service Option Fund, which the Government helped create. There are about 17 projects ...

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