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

Andrew Percy MP

SatelLife Competition for Young People - Win a Share of £50,000

The Government's SatelLife Competition for young people is once again open to applications.  The competition is run by the UK Space Agency and is now in its fourth year. It encourages young people to present their ideas on how satellites could improve life on Earth.  The competition aims to look for proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to grow new businesses, improve health services or tackle climate change, with the opportunity to win a share of £50,000. Andr...

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Questions to MHCLG

Andrew took part in questions to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government earlier today to raise awareness of the Safe and Sound grant scheme, which has been funded by both North Lincolnshire Council and East Riding Council.   You can read Andrew’s question and the Minister, Luke Hall’s, reply below. You can also read the full question period online Read More →

£14,000 Grant Funding Available for Communities to Mark VE Day 202F

Town and parish councils and community groups can apply for a share of grant funding from North Lincolnshire Council to help them celebrate VE Day in May 2020.   VE, or Victory in Europe Day, celebrates the unconditional surrender of Nazi German forces to the Allies on 8 May 1945. In 2020, the early May bank holiday will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.   The council has committed £14,000 from its Community Grant Fund to help towns an...

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Siemens Update - Innovation Centre (Phase 1) on Goole 36

Andrew has provided the following update on the Siemens' rail facility in Goole. Andrew explains, "I’m pleased to report that Siemens Mobility have made a new planning application to ERYC for Phase 1 of a Rail Innovation Centre. This new development is in addition to the rail factory project at Goole 36 and will be located on land adjacent to the main site. "Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of a support facility for the adjoining Train Manufacturing Plant. This will be a thre...

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Andrew Attends Haxey Hood

Andrew visited Haxey earlier today to join the festivities at the Haxey Hood - England's oldest traditional tussle. Andrew reports, "I was delighted to take part in the Haxey Hood this afternoon. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay to enjoy all of the Hood as I had to make my way down to Westminster for the return of Parliament.  "It was great to see big crowds in attendance to enjoy this fantastic Isle tradition. Best of luck to all those taking part in the sway." You can watch a video from t...

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Investment in Crowle Community Hub

Almost £300,000 will be invested in the redevelopment of the Old Market Hall off the High Street in Crowle to deliver services for adults and families from across the Isle. In addition, a special area will be created to deliver the return of a post office service, initially on part time basis, the hub will also accommodate a new library. Andrew and local Councillors, John Briggs and Julie Reed, previously saved the Old Market Hall for the community and have since worked to help secure funding f...

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Alkborough Cricket Club

Andrew recently visited Alkborough Cricket Club to officially hand over funding for the club's summer coaching sessions. Andrew reports, "I enjoyed visiting Alkborough Cricket Club to formally hand over the funding for summer coaching sessions which they ran last year. The club is planning to do the same again this year and will be seeking similar funding. The sessions introduce kids to the sport and are a great way of growing and sustaining the club. Well done to all the volunteers who keep t...

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Visit to Winterton Bowls Club

Andrew recently joined councilors Ralph, Elaine and Helen for a visit to the Winterton Bowls Club for the handover of £20,000.  Andrew reports, "Popped down to Winterton Bowls Club on Friday to formally hand over £20,000 from the North Lincs Community Pot which is going towards a new pavilion and club house. The total project is £120k. I was joined by local councillors Ralph Ogg, Elaine Marper and Helen Rowsen "We set this fund up when we took control of the Council in 2011 so that we cou...

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