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

Andrew Percy MP

Local Schools Have Chance to win £20,000 With Asda’s Plastic Investigators Club

Asda have asked Andrew to spread the word that local schools have a chance to win up to £20,000 via the Plastic Investigators competition. Andrew reports, "Asda are inviting primary school pupils to design a poster that raises awareness of plastic waste and what can be done to help solve it."   The prizes for the competition are as follows:   • 1st prize – A cheque for £20,000 to the school of the winning pupil to promote sustainable living and a £1,000 Asda Gift Card for the winni...

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World Ovarian Cancer Day

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day. The goal of this campaign is to spread awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms throughout the UK. Andrew says, "A woman dies every 2 hours from the disease in the UK. Early diagnoses are key to improving survival rates; however, 82% of UK women are not able to name the main symptoms of ovarian cancer." The NHS website outlines the following most common symptoms of ovarian cancer: • feeling constantly bloated • a swollen tummy • discomfort in you...

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

This month is Lyme disease awareness month, with Lyme Disease UK running their annual ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign. Andrew adds, "Lyme disease can be caught all over the UK, including in urban parks and back gardens. Public Health England estimates that around 3,000 new cases of Lyme disease are seen every year. Lyme disease can be extremely hard to diagnose, and tick bites are easy to miss as they are normally painless and very small."   Below is some information on being “tick aware...

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Reflections and a New Generation

Andrew published the below Facebook update following the Local Election results.  "I don't want to dwell too much on the election results on here as I prefer to keep this more about issues, but I did just want to thank people in our area again for giving the local team such backing last week. Having done an analysis of the results, I am so proud of my North Lincs team for winning every single polling district in North Lincs. It was a particular joy for Elaine, Ralph and Helen to come out on to...

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Goole Hospital Update

Andrew has received the below update regarding Goole Hospital: "I thought residents might like an update on a couple of issues related to Goole Hospital. Like most people locally, I really value our local hospital and have been contacted by a few residents in recent weeks raising some issues. I thought you might like an update on some of the issues. Ophthalmic Department Biometry Machine. This machine (used for cataract patients) is broken beyond repair and this has been raised by some reside...

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Wrawby - Broadband Update

Andrew has been informed that super fast broadband has gone live for a number of properties on Melton Road, Wrawby, DN20 8SS. Andrew explains, "Residents are now able to place their orders for superfast broadband. Other areas are still being worked on and I will keep residents updated as soon as I receive further information."

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Update: O2/ Vodafone – Broughton Mobile Coverage

* FURTHER UPDATE: following the update below, O2 have informed Andrew that their network team have confirmed that the work on the site serving Broughton (071187) is now complete and the site is now back on air.  As mentioned in a recent post regarding mobile coverage in Broughton, Andrew has been pressing the various providers for their latest updates on works to improve coverage in the town.  Andrew reports, "Following EE/BT Group’s response last week, O2, who share their infrastructure w...

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EE/ BT Group – Broughton Mobile Coverage Update

Residents may remember that Andrew conducted a survey on mobile coverage and broadband in Broughton last year, which was used to raise the issue of poor service in the area with the providers. After the survey report was sent to the providers last year, O2, who share infrastructure with Vodafone, had informed Andrew that they would undertake works to improve 4G coverage in Broughton and EE/BT Group also informed him that they were constructing a new mast site in the town. Andrew chased the pro...

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