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

Andrew Percy MP

Scunthorpe Telegraph Column - October 2016

So a few weeks ago, I learned that in the seemingly never ending list of things I’m responsible for as a Minister, I am the designated Parks Minister! It was, therefore, a nice coincidence that this weekend three of my local constituency events involved parks.  A particular privilege was jointly naming the Brigg Village Green off Station Road as Holland Park. This name was chosen to commemorate Geoff Holland, who lived nearby and who did so much to get the area of land designated as a Villag...

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Andrew Joins Fight Against Criminal Scammers

Andrew has joined the Friends Against Scams campaign, an initiative that aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’. As a SCAMbassador, Andrew has joined the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and others in a cross-party network to protect everyone from scams and the damage they cause. Through the campaign, Andrew will be able to support local residents...

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Holland Park

On Friday, Andrew joined residents and local Councillors in Brigg to formally name Brigg Village Green as Holland Park. Andrew says, “It was an absolute pleasure to formally name Brigg Village Green as Holland Park. The park is named after Geoff Holland, who died earlier this year and who did so much to fight to get this land designated as a village green. Geoff’s wife Gill unveiled the plaque commemorating Geoff with me, along with their son Paul. The campaign to get this land designated ...

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Goole Subway Improvements Update

Andrew is continuing to work closely with Network Rail to secure the necessary improvements to Goole’s subways, following previous problems with flooding there. Following Andrew’s campaign, Network Rail agreed to invest £40,000 into the subway drainage system in Goole; with a two-phase plan to address flooding concerns. This first phase involved interim works to improve the drainage system and a design has been agreed for this. Last month, Network Rail successfully tested the new drainag...

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Andrew Asks Residents to Nominate a Charity Champion

Charity campaign #givingtuesday has recently launched a search for the UK’s ultimate charity champion to inspire the nation to do good stuff and Andrew has called upon residents in our area to put forward suggestions. The campaign is searching for someone who has shown extraordinary commitment to a charity and who has the potential to be the UK face of this year’s #givingtuesday –...

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Holocaust Educational Trust Launches ‘Lessons learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust’ Booklet

The Holocaust Educational Trust, together with the Community Security Trust (CST), have launched a new educational resource titled ‘Lessons learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust’. This initiative was borne out of the recent increase in antisemitism, but also the increasing abuse of Holocaust language and imagery witnessed over recent months. The publication is made up of short reflective essays from faith, civic and political leaders. Andrew says, “This booklet is an imp...

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Andrew Visits BC Wood Pellet Biomass Plant

Andrew visited the Lavington Wood Pellet biomass plant in British Columbia, Canada recently to speak to workers and see the operation which provides the wood pellets for Drax power station. Andrew visited as Minister for the Northern Powerhouse as part of a non-taxpayer funded visit to the country to help promote trade and investment.  The Lavington wood pellet plant produces 700,000 tons of wood pellets per year for Drax, all of which is imported at Drax, supporting jobs at the port as well a...

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Andrew Helps Support Northern Powergrid’s Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Priority Services Register

Andrew is helping raise awareness of the support Northern Powergrid can offer local residents who may need extra help if they have a power cut. The electricity distributor’s free-to-join Priority Services Register (PSR) provides additional support to customers who may have a medical condition or equipment which requires electricity, a disability, are elderly or have young children, and a power cut could be more than just an inconvenience. Northern Powergrid, which manages the power network ...

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