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

Andrew Percy MP

Kids Swim Free This Summer

Andrew has welcomed Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council once again committing to supporting young people's development, by providing free swimming sessions during the summer holidays. Children and young people aged 16 and under can swim for free at all the Council's leisure centres, between 22nd July and 5th September. The sessions are every day at The Pods, Ancholme Leisure Centre, Baysgarth Leisure Centre and Riddings Pool, and children can swim for free when the ‘Summer Daze’ s...

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Goole Cycleway Open

Andrew has welcomed a new cycle link in Goole, which runs between Old Goole and Goole Town Centre. This cycleway was made possible thanks to Government funding, through the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, and funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Andrew wrote in support of the bid to establish this cycleway, following requests from local residents for a dedicated cycle link. The total cost of the project is over £300,000 and work included the construction of a new, off-road, sha...

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Andrew Joins Stand Against Scams

Andrew has pledged his support to a campaign aimed at tackling scams and encouraging victims to come forward, after figures showed 95% of such crimes go unreported. Andrew has joined forces with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the National Trading Standards Scams Team as part of the ‘Stand Against Scams’ campaign, which calls upon parliamentarians across the UK to help raise awareness of the massive financial and emotional impact from mass marketing scams. In doing so, Andrew...

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Westwoodside and Graizelound go Live for Superfast Broadband

Andrew has welcomed another two broadband cabinets being upgraded for superfast broadband on the Isle of Axholme. This latest upgrade includes one cabinet in Westwoodside, on the junction of Doncaster Road and Newbigg, with the other covering Graizelound. The Westwoodside cabinet upgrade means that both cabinets in the village are now upgraded and live for superfast broadband, enabling residents in both of these locations to join the thousands of others across North Lincolnshire who can now se...

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Andrew Meets with Northern to Discuss Local Rail Service Improvements

Andrew recently met with Alex Hynes, managing director of Arriva Rail North Ltd, to discuss the Northern Rail Passenger Franchise and planned improvements across Northern’s network locally. Arriva was awarded the Northern Rail Passenger Franchise by the government last December (2015) and their services will run for nine years, from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2025, with a possible extension of 1 year at the discretion of the Secretary of State for Transport. Northern have confirmed that...

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New Cancer Drugs Fund Opens for Business

The new Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) opened for new treatments last Friday, with four new cancer drugs made immediately available to patients, potentially benefiting 4,500 patients and speeding up access by up to four months. Since its introduction in April 2011, the CDF has helped nearly 100,000 people with cancer access treatments not routinely available on the NHS. However, it has been closed to new drugs since October 2015. Updates to its operation were decided and announced earlier this year...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – July 2016 (2)

Every time I start my column I seem to commence by saying what an odd or crazy week it has been. So here goes. What a rather crazy week I've had since receiving a very unexpected phone call last weekend from Downing Street asking if I was willing to serve as a Minister in Theresa May's new government. As I said on Facebook, I did think this was perhaps a wind up by the Chief Whip so my initial response is not printable! It is not unusual during reshuffle time for more pushy and expectant collea...

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North Lincolnshire Becomes a White Ribbon County

Andrew has welcomed North Lincolnshire Council being presented with a Town and County White Ribbon Award by the White Ribbon Campaign in recognition of the Council’s efforts to support the charity’s campaign to end violence against women. Around 1.2 million women are victims of domestic abuse each year here in the UK and locally in North Lincolnshire, Humberside Police respond to between 190 and 250 calls every month. The White Ribbon Campaign UK works with men to speak out about male viol...

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