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

Andrew Percy MP

New THINK! Road Safety Campaign for Children

The government has launched a new THINK! road safety campaign to cut the number of child fatalities on roads.  Andrew reports, "The new THINK! campaign aims to assist children and their teachers in highlighting the dangers of the road and encouraging road safety. Of course teachers are already doing a fantastic job teaching children on this issue, but any extra help the government can offer to ensure that children learn these important safety skills is very welcome."  The new THINK! campaign...

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Andrew Speaks About Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence

Andrew raised the issue of housing for victims of domestic violence during questions to the Department for Communities and Local Government. You can read Andrew's full exchange with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Marcus Jones MP, below. Alternatively, you can watch the video of Andrew's question on ParliamentTV.   Communities and Local Governmen...

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St Martin’s C of E Primary Receives £123,000 Refurbishment

Andrew joined Cllr Ron Allcock and Cllr David Rose on a visit to St Martin’s C of E Primary School on Friday to see the £123,000 refurbishment to provide pupils with improved facilities and extra space. The £123,000 improvements were secured by the Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council.  The first phase of the works, which were completed over the Easter break this year saw internal remodelling to extend the existing disabled toilet and to alter an existing changing room to a form a g...

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Meeting with Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

 Last Friday, Andrew met with Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, Keith Hunter, for an update on a number of local policing issues. Andrew reports,"I had a very useful meeting recently with Keith Hunter, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, to discuss local policing issues. We discussed a number of topics: the return of incident response police to stations such as Epworth and Brigg, the recruitment of more police officers and PCSOs, and the commitment of resources over a larger geog...

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Flood Risk: Preparing for winter

The Flood Warning Service is a free service provided by the Environment Agency to warn you about flooding and provide advice about what to do before, during, or after a flood. Visit www.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline 0345 988 1188 There is a lot of information online and there are three simple steps you can take to be better prepared for flooding: 1) Check your flood risk: Enter your postcode on www.gov.uk/flood to find out if your home or business is at risk of flooding.  2) Sign up to our...

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Goole to Rawcliffe Cycleway Meeting

Andrew and Cllr John Barrett met with East Riding Council (ERYC), the Environment Agency (EA) and Canal and Rivers Trust for an update on progress to a cycleway connecting Goole and Snaith.  Andrew was encouraged by the positive responses during the meeting and an agreement in principal has now been reached with the EA to utilise some of their canal side track. Having worked hard to secure agreement, Andrew and John are happy to see constructive progress being made. The proposed route would r...

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£150,000 Drain Improvements in Haxey

Andrew recently visited the site of the new drainage scheme in Haxey along with Axholme South Cllrs David Rose and Ron Allcock. The scheme, which will be completed in 2 phases, will seek to improve surface water flooding issues around the war memorial and will also improve drainage to nearly 60 properties off Graizelound Fields Road. Phase 1 work commenced on Monday 13th November 2017 and is expected to take around 6 weeks to complete, with completion by Friday 22nd December 2017. The hours of ...

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Andrew Welcomes Report that Highlights the Vital Role of News and Trust Provided by Commercial Radio

Andrew has welcomed the conclusions of a new report which finds that commercial radio news provides a vital and valued service to listeners, reinforcing radio’s position as the most reliable and trusted medium in an era of proliferating fake news. The report from Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, was launched in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 November 2017.  Breaking News: How listeners value commercial radio news explores the views of commercial radio listeners on dif...

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