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

Andrew Percy MP

Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – February 2017 (2)

It’s been another busy few weeks since my last column and I’ve been delighted to attend a number of meetings, events and official openings locally; including several projects delivering significant investment in local sports and community facilities in our area. I was really pleased to be in Brigg last Friday to officially open the new Brigg Recreation Ground. This £2.4 million scheme makes good on another local Conservative election pledge and the site now includes a new 4G hockey and 5-a...

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Andrew Opens New Brigg Recreation Ground

Last week, Andrew was at Brigg Recreation Ground to officially open the new site. After a £2.6 million refurbishment, Brigg Recreation Ground; which is sited just off Wrawby Road in Brigg, now includes a new 4G hockey and 5-a-side pitch, new pavilion and changing facilities, and refurbished tennis courts. Andrew commented, “I was delighted to be in Brigg to officially open the new Brigg Recreation Ground last week. This £2.6 million scheme makes good on another local Conservative election ...

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£50,000 Funding for Pub is The Hub

Andrew recently welcomed the announcement that HEINEKEN is investing £50,000 in the Pub is The Hub scheme, which will benefit local pubs, and joined representatives from HEINEKEN and Pub is The Hub at the Red Lion Pub in Epworth for this announcement. The funds will be directed towards Pub is The Hub’s Community Services Fund and Regional Hub of Advisers. The Community Services Fund was set up by Pub is The Hub in 2013 to kick start pub diversification schemes run by great licensees in the ...

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Andrew Welcomes Massive Investment in Local Sport

Andrew joined Baroness Liz Redfern, local residents and sports players recently to officially open the Isle Education Trust’s new football hub at South Axholme Academy. The project was made possible thanks to a £450,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, and a significant grant of over £250,000 by Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council. In addition, Epworth Town Colts AFC and Isle Education Trust contributed over ...

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New Safety Measures at Gyme Corner

Andrew and Cllr John Barrett have welcomed East Riding of Yorkshire Council commencing work on important new safety measures at the mini-roundabout known as Gyme Corner at East Cowick, Snaith, following a large number of vehicle collisions there. Councillor Barrett was supplied with information from the Goole Times, back in August 2015, which led him to investigate what turned out to be six vehicle collisions within a two week period in 2015. Andrew and Cllr Barrett then led a campaign for impr...

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Andrew Welcomes Further Planned Improvements for Local Rail Services

Andrew recently met with Paul Barnfield, Regional Director East for Arriva Rail North (Northern), to discuss further planned improvements to rail services locally. During the meeting, Andrew was informed that Goole Railway Station will be included in Northern’s four year improvement strategy; which involves refurbishing the waiting room, providing new station seating, installing new ticket vending machines on platforms, the installation of LED lighting and improved station signage, amongst ot...

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River Trent Flood Defence Funding – Isle Drop-In

Last week, Andrew joined Cllr Julie Reed and local residents at a public drop-in in Keadby, which provided an opportunity for residents to view and comment on planned flood protection improvement works along the River Trent. Our area faces a number of flooding risks and we have already seen additional investment in flood defence recovery and improvement works locally as a result. This flood defence funding includes £13m of government funding, which Andrew has helped to secure to improve flood ...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – February 2017

Last week was a particularly important week for several projects locally, and I was delighted to be able to announce that East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are going to receive tens of millions of pounds of new investment from this Conservative Government. This funding is part of the government's Local Growth Fund, which I have Ministerial responsibility for, and I was clear when I took up my role as Northern Powerhouse Minister that I wanted to see more investment in the North, and that...

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