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

Andrew Percy MP

Goole Town Centre Funding Bid Update

Residents may remember that Andrew recently reported about the new £675 million Future High Streets Fund set up by the Government. The fund aims to help struggling town centres by providing funding to help transform and regenerate those town centres. Andrew explains, "I thought residents would be interested to know that I have this week formally supported the application being submitted for Goole by the East Rising Council. The East Riding was entitled to two applications but the Council has d...

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South Ferriby Flood Defence Works Update

Andrew visited South Ferriby this afternoon to officially dig the first sod for the new flood defences. He was joined by councillors Helen Rowson, Carl Sherwood, Rob Waltham and Nigel Sherwood, along with representatives of the Environment Agency and the project’s contractors. Andrew reports, "This is a £12m project, of which £7.5m has come from the Government. Additionally, Cemex and the Conservative-run North Lincolnshire council have also contributed to the project. "These are much-need...

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Funding for High Street and Town Centre Cleaning

The Government has announced £9.75 million of extra funding to help clean up our high streets and town centres. Andrew explains, "Local authorities will be given this cash immediately to spend on equipment and training, which will be used to support volunteers. The money will pay for litter pickers, gloves and brushes, along with providing training on graffiti removal or how to tackle fly-tipping. I understand that in North Lincolnshire we have 80 volunteer litter picking groups."  You can f...

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Consultation on 4R Planning Application, The Old Peat Works, Swinefleet.

Andrew has been informed that the potential operators have now applied for an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency. Andrew explains, "This is separate to the planning application that will be determined by the East Riding Council but would be required for any operation on the site.  "The Environment Agency have accepted that there is considerable public interest in the application and have therefore extended the consultation period to run from March 22nd to May 8th, longer than th...

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Brexit - "What the flip is going on?"

Residents have been emailing to ask what is happening so here goes. A few weeks ago I posted a clip of me speaking in the House of Commons in which I stated that residents could see there was a stitch up in Parliament taking place to deny the people what they voted for. The intervention yesterday of our Remain-supporting Speaker was a further example of this. The Speaker, who has prided himself on being a modernising Speaker prepared to dispense with precedent regularly, decided to rely on a r...

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Work Begins on Scunthorpe Hospital Maternity Bereavement Suite

Work has began today on the new Maternity Bereavement Suite (MBS) at Scunthorpe Hospital.   Andrew reports, "I understand the project will take approximately 10 weeks to complete. Once complete, the MBS will provide a safe-haven for those families who tragically lose their baby, along with being a place where the family can spend time together too. "You may remember that I visited the maternity unit at Scunthorpe Hospital last year to welcome the £22,500 of funding that I, and my team, help...

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How to Give Safely to Charities

The Gov.UK website has recently posted some important information on how to guarantee that your donations to charity are reaching the intended beneficiaries. Although charity scams are small compared to genuine causes, it is still worth considering these safety precautions when making donations. Below is some advice from the Charity Commission’s safer giving campaign: Key Advice for Safer Giving • check the charity’s name and registration number ...

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Brexit - Further Update

Well, I voted last night to keep no deal on the table, but the House of Commons voted in the end by quite a margin to rule out a no deal Brexit at any point. At every point I voted against ruling out no deal. This is exactly what I have been saying until I was blue in the face for months. The Commons is never going to support a no deal Brexit precisely because lots of Leave voting areas went out and re-elected their anti-Brexit and anti-no deal Labour MPs. That is why I have consistently voted...

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