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

Andrew Percy MP

Update Following Meeting with Lloyds Bank

Andrew has now received an update following his recent meeting with Lloyds Bank regarding their decision to upgrade and restructure their branch in Brigg. Lloyds’ have provided the following response to the questions Andrew raised with them during the meeting: •  Unfortunately, there will be no way of paying in coins at the re-formatted branch. Coins can, however, be paid in at the Post Office, including at the branch at 8 Wrawby Street, dependent on what the branch is able to facilitate ...

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North Lincolnshire Primary Schools are No.1 in the Country

Primary schools in North Lincolnshire have been rated number 1 in the country for improvement in reading, writing and maths.   Along with this fantastic achievement, North Lincolnshire pupils are also improving at a faster rate than nationally in the phonics screening check, making North Lincolnshire seventh best in the country. Andrew adds, "I am really glad to see the Imagination Library is continuing to contribute positively towards improving children’s attainment in North Lincolnshire....

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YAS Defibrillator Hunt 2018

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) have launched a new campaign to help locate defibrillators across our area. During October, YAS are encouraging members of the public to take selfies with any defibrillators they see whilst out and about. You then send the selfie, along with details of the defib’s location and including the hashtag #YASDefibHunt, to: • Twitter - @YorksAmbulance • Facebook - @yorkshireambulanceservice • Instagram - @YorksAmbulance • Email - This email address i...

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Google Comes to Brigg - Google Digital Garage Market Tour

Andrew joined Cllr Rob Waltham for the opening of Google’s Digital Garage in Brigg today.  Andrew reports, "I was really pleased to see a great turnout for Google’s Digital Garage in Brigg today. "I would like to thank Google for taking up my invite to add Brigg to their tour; I was really glad to work with them on delivering this fantastic opportunity for our area. Thanks also to Cllr Rob Waltham for coming down to support the event. "The Google Digital Garage tours market towns around ...

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Siemens' Rail Factory Update

Andrew met with representatives of Siemens yesterday to discuss progress on the Goole rail factory. Andrew reports, "I was saddened to see uninformed comments by the Chief Exec of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce on the front page of the Goole Times today in which he speculated about the possible time delays on the new Siemens Rail Factory. Sadly, this individual was not speaking from any position of authority so they should not carry any weight. "As it happens, I met Siemens yesterday...

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Canadian High Commissioner, Janice Charette, Visits Goole

The Canadian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Janice Charette, visited Goole last Thursday. The High Commissioner was invited by Andrew, who serves as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Canada, responsible for growing trade and investment between the UK and Canada.  The visit began at Goole Academy, where Andrew and Janice took part in a Q&A with students, this followed a visit to Snaith Priory Church to meet local residents and tour the centuries old church. After that, Andrew and the H...

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Google is Coming to Brigg – Google Digital Garage Market Tour

Google will be in Brigg this Friday as part of their Market Town Tour. The Google Digital Garage tours the UK to provide free training workshops in market towns across the country. The goal is to give local people and traders the tools and digital skills they need to grow their businesses, careers and confidence. Andrew has been working with Google to bring their amazing Digital Garage tour to our area. The next stop on Google’s tour is Brigg. This will take place on: Friday 12th October, ...

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Meeting with the Lower Aire Valley Rail Action Group

Andrew recently met with the Lower Aire Valley Rail Action Group (LAVRAG) to discuss a shared interest in the increase in direct passenger services between Goole and Leeds. LAVRAG provided Andrew with an overview of their plans and aims, along with supportive documentation and their findings in favour of an increased service. This followed Andrew’s meeting with the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, earlier this year, in which Andrew outlined to the Minister the local need for th...

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