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

Andrew Percy MP

Siemens Launch Apprentice Program

Andrew has welcomed news that Transport for London Commissioner, Mike Brown, and Siemens Mobility CEO are at Goole Academy today to unveil their apprentice program. Andrew explains, "As residents will know I have been very clear that we want local people to benefit from the new train factory at Goole. That's why it is great to have this visit to the school today with Siemens announcing that their first 12 apprentices will start in September 2020 . "The train factory will be building trains for...

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Siemens Offer £10k to Flood Fund

Andrew has provided the following Facebook update regarding flood funding for both local businesses and individuals.   "I am delighted that many local businesses and individuals have contributed to the flood fund which is in place to help support those impacted by the flooding.    Last week I asked Siemens to provide £10k towards this fund and I am delighted to report that they have just contacted me to say that they have now agreed my request and will indeed support the fund.    The...

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Snaith and Cowick Update with the Environment Agency

Andrew met with the Environment Agency again in Snaith as he continues to pressure them with regards to what is being done to clear the water from our area. They continue to run a considerable pumping operation, although gravity remains far more effective at shifting this water via the outfalls back into the river. Andrew adds, "The pumping system they have in place is capable of shifting about 3000 gallons per second (13,500 litres per second). It is just the case there we have about 880 milli...

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Roxby Community Liaison Group Meeting at Roxby Landfill

Andrew met this morning with Biffa, the Environment Agency (EA), and parish and ward councillors to discuss the action plan to address the odours at Roxby Landfill.  Andrew reports, "The capping work and installation of gas wells continues, along with the EA’s formal investigation, which I mentioned in my last update. I will continue to apply pressure to get this matter addressed but thought this quick update might be useful. "The EA also provided me with a useful document about frequently ...

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Flooding Debate - 04.03.2020

Andrew took part in the flooding debate in the House of Commons yesterday to raise the recent flooding in our area and to pay tribute to residents and everyone involved for their response during this difficult time. You can read Andrew's speech below or read a transcript of the full debate here.   Andrew Perc...

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Current Pumping Operations Update

Andrew has provided the following update on the current pumping operation.  "I have been extremely frustrated today trying to get much more detailed update information regarding the pumping operation to relieve the flooding locally. I went to see the pumping operation on Sunday up close. I had a very curt conversation earlier having found out that some of the pumps brought in have taken days to be brought on stream due to electrical safety sign off safety requirements! None of us would want a...

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Scunthorpe Steel Works Update

Andrew has provided the following Facebook update on Scunthorpe Steelworks.  "Obviously, current focus remains the flooding, but this morning I took a call from the Secretary of State for Business who confirmed that the sale of British Steel to Jingye Group will go ahead on March 9th. This will start to unlock the £1.2 billion of promised investment in the site. "I am proud that our Conservative Government has continued to stand the £1 million per day costs to keep wages being paid and to k...

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Flooding Update - 2/3/2022

Andrew has provided the below Facebook update on the flooding in Snaith and the surrounding area. "A number of residents have asked me about the pumping operation underway at the moment. Late yesterday afternoon I got to see some of the pumping infrastructure being put in place thanks to a visit coordinated by the Cowick and Snaith Drainage Board. Pumps from the EA, East Riding and Fire Services are working with the Drainage Board system to get water away. I wanted to post these pics as many re...

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