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

Andrew Percy MP

Environment Agency Update Meeting

Andrew joined other local MPs for an update meeting with with the Environment Agency (EA) to hear about the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Strategy. Andrew reports, "The EA and local authorities around the Humber are progressing the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy (HFRMS) to review how to manage tidal flood risk around the estuary. The boundary for the review has been extended to reach further upstream from the main estuary to include the rivers where tidal...

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Crowle Peatland Railway Visit

Andrew joined Crowle Peatland Railway Group members, along with local Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed, to dig the first sod for the new railway depot that will be constructed at Crowle Moor. This is the first of a range of projects aimed at increasing visitor facilities at the Moors. The project has been made possible thanks to funding from North Lincs Council, the Heritage Lottery and others.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew, said, “It was great to be on site at Crowle Moor to dig th...

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Unveiling of New Racing Kayaks for Glanford and Scunthorpe Canoe Club

Last Saturday, Andrew visited the Glanford and Scunthorpe Canoe Club (GSCC) to unveil their new racing kayaks, which had been funded by Sport England. GSCC operate on the River Ancholme next to the Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg. The club is run by volunteers and is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) and is also affiliated to British Canoeing, their national governing body. Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, “I had a fab morning down at Brigg Leisure Centre with the Glanford...

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Belton Picnic Area Visit

Andrew joined Councillors, Baroness Redfern and Dave Robinson, along with North Lincs Council Leader Rob Waltham to officially mark the start of work on the new Visitor Centre at Belton Picnic Area. This is now a nature reserve and country park, linking in to the Isle of Axholme Greenway project, with the work going to local contractor Kelsey's. Following the visit, Andrew commented, “I am delighted that work has now officially started on the new Visitor Centre at Belton Picnic Area. Ward Cou...

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Visit to Sir John Nelthorpe School

Today, Andrew joined Headteacher, Mr Biglands and Cllr Rob Waltham for a visit to Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew siad, "I was delighted to visit Sir John Nelthorpe in Brigg earlier today. It was great to present some achievement certificates to two of the school's pupils, Lily and Sara, and also see the £600k improvements we funded for the heating and lighting recently. "Thanks also to Cllr Rob Waltham for coming along and to Headteacher, Mr Biglands. ...

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UK Parliament Week

UK Parliament Week is running from 13-19 November this week. This is an annual festival which is organised by the UK Parliament Participation Team which encourages people to learn more about and engage with the work of our Parliament.  Andrew said, " I am delighted to take part in this year's UK Parliament Week. This is a great initiative to get both young and old interested in democracy and the British Parliament. "Our democratic system is made even stronger when people get involved, and mo...

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Trustees’ Week 2017

Trustees’ Week highlights the valuable work that charity trustees undertake in running local charities and serving the community. This year, Trustees’ Week runs from 13-17 November 2017. There are 11,133 charities operating in Yorkshire and the Humber area, which offer a number of essential services both locally and nationally. Trustees, most of whom are volunteers, are the heart and soul of these charities and ultimately take responsibility for the charity’s crucial work.  Trustees’ ...

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Small Business Saturday 2017

Small Business Saturday will be taking place on the 2nd December this year. The campaign is now in its fifth year and its aim is to highlight small businesses across the UK and their many successes. The campaign’s goal is also to encourage consumers to shop locally and support small businesses in our communities.   £717 million was spent in small independent businesses last year on Small Business Saturday. The UK’s 5.5 million small businesses employ over 12.5 million people. These busin...

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