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

Andrew Percy MP

Reminder - Marshlands Neighbourhood Watch Event this Thursday

This is another reminder for the Marshlands Community Neighbourhood Watch Event, which takes place between 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the marquee at the Half Moon Inn, Main Street, Reedness on Thursday 7th September 2017. The event will give you the opportunity to find out how the community can work together to make the neighbourhood a safer place. Goole Community Police, Rural Crime, and Crime Prevention officers from Humberside Police will be in attendance and available to answer questions. Also, M...

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Free Boat Trips at the Waterways

The Yorkshire Waterways Museum is currently offering free boat trips from now until mid-November to residents from Swinefleet, Reedness, Whitgift, Ousefleet, and Adlingfleet. The funding has been provided by The Twin Rivers Wind Farm Community Fund who receive an annual donation from NTR plc every year. The wind farm began exporting electricity toward the end of 2016 and the fund received its first donation at this time. If you are interested in a free boat trip, please give the Yorkshire Water...

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WW1 Centenary Exhibition at Goole Museum

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Goole First World War Research Group has built an exhibition to honour those that served during the Great War. The exhibition has brought together the history of Goole’s Great War memorials, including individual stories of those brave service men and women – and the now lost Goole Street Shrines. The exhibition will be open from the 5th of September to the 11th of November (Closed Monday lunchtimes) at Goole Museum, Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14...

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Tour of Britain Road Closures

As I’m sure you are aware, the Tour of Britain is coming to North Lincs on Tuesday 5th September. This is an ideal opportunity to positively display our local area to the rest of the nation. The 200,000 expected visitors will be a very welcome boon for the local economy, but some necessary precautions have to be made in order to accommodate the visitors safely. I am assured that road closures have been kept to a minimum to avoid unnecessary disruption on the day.  Below is some information t...

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Flood Alleviation Scheme: Roxby, South Street

I have been working with Councillors Ivan Glover and Holly Mumby-Croft to secure money for North Lincolnshire Council to carry out essential drainage improvement works along South Street in Roxby. There has been a long standing issue with surface water flooding to South Street, and following extensive investigation it has found that the current surface water drainage system is inadequate. I am happy to announce that the following works are to be carried out:- • Installation of a new section ...

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Rawcliffe Post Office - Local Public Consultation Decision

The Post Office has confirmed with me that they will be proceeding with proposals to re-open this service at Costcutters, 56-58 High Street, Rawcliffe, Goole, DN14 8QW. Following the recent public consultation, I understand that feedback was all in support of these plans, as the community welcomed the restoration of Post Office services in the local area. As such, the new branch is scheduled to open on Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 09:00 and will operate as one of the new local style Post Office bra...

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Funding Opportunities for Local Charities and Community Groups

Local charities and community groups can apply for a share of over £4 million of funding raised by the People’s Postcode Lottery. Applications for the latest round of funding are now open and will close on the 28th August. Both charities and community groups are eligible to apply for the grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding will be allocated through one of three Trusts, which support different categories of projects: • People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects...

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Flood Defence Works Update: Airmyn, Gowdall and Snaith

Gowdall and Snaith Flood Defence Works I am happy to announce that the Environment Agency’s (EA) sheet piling works in the flood embankment at Hensall are now complete and contractors have left the site. Although the flood defence works are based in Hensall, they will also benefit further downstream in Gowdall and Snaith. I, along with Cllr John Barrett, attended a few meetings on this due to the positive benefits these works will have on both Gowdall and Snaith. Sheet piles have been driven...

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