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

Andrew Percy MP

Environment Agency Flood Alert - Tidal River Aire catchment.

Andrew has been informed that a Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency. Andrew reports, "This is, of course, the lowest level of warning, which we get a number of every year. These alerts normally pass without incident; however, I thought it would be best to make residents aware."   Flood Alert in force: Tidal River Aire catchment. Flooding is possible for: The River Aire from Haddlesey Weir to Airmyn. Be prepared. River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. We e...

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Brexit Update Ahead of Vote

Andrew has provided a video update on his Brexit position ahead of the Meaningful Vote. You can watch Andrew's speech on his Facebook page here: A transcript of the speech is copied below. Hi, I haven’t done a video like this before I don’t think, anyway I’m here in my House of Commons office, I just thought I’d update people on what I’m going to be doing today, we’ve got a big ...

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Cancer Research UK - Find the Right Tools to Quit Smoking

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have asked Andrew to share information regarding their new campaign to help people quit smoking. Andrew reports, "The aim of this initiative is to inform those who are looking to quit smoking of the right tools to help them quit. "I am informed that around half of all smokers in England try to quit without help, which is the least effective method. The goal of the campaign is, therefore, to encourage the use of the right support tools to give up smoking for good." Yo...

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Marie Curie – The Great Daffodil Appeal March 2019

This month see’s the return of Marie Curies Great Daffodil Appeal.  Andrew Explains, “Marie Curie support more than 50,000 people affected by a terminal illness: cancer, dementia, heart or lung disease, and neurological conditions like motor neurone disease. The charity provides a range of services and also provides practical information and support whilst also funding vital research. “From the beginning of this month, Marie Curie’s daffodil pins have been available to purchase across...

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Goole Subways - Flooding Update

As you may already be aware, the Goole subways have flooded this afternoon. I raised this with Network Rail as soon as I was aware and have now received an update. Network Rail informed me that their drainage contractor is aware of the issues at Goole this afternoon and are making their way to the site to assess the situation. They will keep me updated when their contractor has confirmed the work that needs to take place, and I will keep residents updated as I receive further information. I ha...

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Keadby Pumping Station Update

Andrew has recently received the following update from the Environment Agency regarding Keadby Pumping Station. Andrew adds, "Local Councillors and I have been pushing for further works to ensure that this facility offers the protection the Isle so needs. We are therefore very pleased that works to improve the pumping station will shortly commence."   KEADBY PUMPING STATION We are working to improve Keadby Pumping Station so that we can continue to manage flood risk across the Isle of Axhol...

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Bookmark World Book Day – 7 March 2019

This week sees the UK’s biggest annual celebration of children’s books: World Book Day. Andrew explains, "Every year, World Book Day curates a list of bespoke £1 books for children and young people across the UK, which they can choose for free at their local bookshop using their £1 World Book Day book token. "This year, the campaign is encouraging parents and carers to read and share stories with their children for ten minutes every day, with the aim to inspire new reading habits in both...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019 - ‘Blaze a Trail’

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019), will be taking place next week: between the 4th and 8th March.  Andrew says, "NAW 2019 is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the worthwhile accomplishments of both employers and apprentices throughout the country. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the opportunities that apprenticeships provide and how they can be a successful career path for people of all ages."  During the week, there will be activities and events taking place throug...

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