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

Andrew Percy MP

Flood Defence Scheme Visit

Earlier today, Andrew joined North Lincs Council Leader, Rob Waltham and the Environment Agency to discuss the flood defence scheme in Burringham.  Following the visit, Andrew said, "It was great to discuss the Burringham flood defence scheme with Cllr Rob Waltham, the Environment Agency and the project’s contractors. This project is being funded by a Government grant of £13million, which I lobbied hard for, and, I’m glad to say, will also include the Isle of Axholme.  "The project wil...

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Cycle Safety this Summer

Think!, which is the Department of Transport's dedicated road safety website, is campaigning to raise awareness of cycle safety. Their website provides some useful safety advice for both cyclists and drivers, and particularly raises awareness of the danger to cyclists from lorries turning left.  Andrew adds, "With the summer holidays and the recent nice weather encouraging cyclists to enjoy our wonderful countryside, it’s worth taking note of some useful advice on cycle safety for both cycli...

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National Defibrillator Network (NDN)

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a new national programme: the National Defibrillator Network (NDN).  The BHF are partnering with the NHS and ambulance services throughout the UK to develop the NDN over the next 12 months. The aim of this initiative is to identify and map the location of defibrillators so that 999 operators can inform callers of the location of nearby defibrillators in an emergency situation.  The National Defibrillator Network will launch in the spring of nex...

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Best Small Shops Competition 2018

Small shopkeepers in our area can now enter the Best Small Shops Competition.   The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in our local community. The competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK and is free to enter.  Shopkeepers can nominate their business online until Sunday 9th September. There will be a shortlist of 25 applicants that will be chosen by a panel of representatives from the independent retail indus...

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Up to £20,000 of Potential Funding for Charities and Community Groups

Local charities and community groups can apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million from the People’s Postcode Lottery. The awards range from £500 to £20,000, with three different categories open to applications. It is recommended that you choose the relevant category for your charity or group.  The categories are as follows: • People’s Postcode Trust: projects which focus on prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and equal rights. • Postcode Local Trust: p...

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£10 Million Contract for Additional GP Appointments in the East Riding

Yorkshire Health Partners Limited have been awarded a 5 1/2 year contract by the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group. The £10 million contract will commence in October this year and will provide “access to routine and same day appointments with general practice (GP) clinicians 7-days a week in additional evening and weekend clinics across East Riding of Yorkshire.”   Goole and the surrounding area will be the first to benefit from this investment, with around 600 additi...

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£780m Government Investment in the East Coast Main Line

The Government recently announced that it will invest £780m in the East Coast Main Line.  The investment will deliver upgrades to the line by the early 2020s, and comes in addition to the £400m investment in upgrades since 2014 on the London and Doncaster route. Moreover, the line will also benefit from the £5.7bn Intercity Express Programme which will deliver cutting-edge trains for the East Coast Main Line. This new investment will see improvements to platforms, tracks, signals, junction...

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Go on a Coastal Adventure with The Snail and the Whale

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Snail and the Whale book, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), Natural England and Macmillan Children’s Books have partnered to encourage families to explore England’s coastal paths. A ‘The Snail and the Whale Coastal Adventure’ booklet has been produced which has all the tips, advice and information you need to explore the coast with your family. It also includes some fun, educational activities for children. You can download the free bookl...

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