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

Andrew Percy MP

EE/ BT Group Broughton Mast Update

As residents may be aware, Andrew has been providing updates on EE/ BT Group’s new mast in Broughton, which will provide much-improved 4G coverage to the area. Andrew has chased them once again and has received a quick update for your information.  Andrew reports, "I have been informed that EE/BT Group are currently waiting for the necessary connections from the mast back to the main network to be put in place. They currently forecast that this will be complete by the end of September; howev...

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Visit to Infocus ID

Andrew visited the business Infocus ID in Broughton on Friday to see their new premises.  Andrew reports, "Infocus ID are a local family-run business which supplies plastic ID card & badge printers. In fact, they are Europe's largest supplier of refurbished plastic ID card printers.  "With the expansion of their business, Infocus ID recently moved to these premises in Broughton, which include new offices and a warehouse. As they continue to grow their business, they are committed to empl...

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Traineeship Programmes for Young People

A new report has shown that traineeships are helping young people to access jobs or further study. Andrew says, "This new research has looked at the impact of the traineeship initiative (which launched in 2013) on progress into an apprenticeship, further learning or employment. The report has found that 75% of trainees get a job, take up an apprenticeship or go on to further study within a year of completing their programme." Traineeships are education and training programmes for 16- 24 year o...

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Hook Primary School Visit

Andrew paid a visit to Hook Primary School earlier today. Andrew explains, "I was delighted to visit Hook Primary at the request of the school's Traffic Ambassadors this morning. They gave me a fab tour of the school before inviting me to speak to the whole school assembly on the subject of road safety and how we can work together to improve that and make ourselves and the environment healthier by getting out of our cars. This was the pupils' own initiative and I was blown away by their enthusi...

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Recycle Your Old Bedding, Clothes and Shoes in Goole

East Riding Council are encouraging residents to recycle their textile items as part of a summer campaign. The first textile amnesty event is being held in Goole next week on Tuesday 25th June. A recycling van will be travelling to the following locations in Goole: • 10am-11am – Cottingham Street • 11.15am-12.15pm – Tennyson Street • 1.30pm-2.30pm – Estcourt Street car park • 2.45pm-3.30pm – Cross Street West You can take your old duvets, sheets, towels, clothes and shoes e...

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4R Planning Application Update

Residents may be interested to know that the 4R Planning Application was rejected by East Riding Council’s planning committee earlier today. Cllr Caroline Fox did a great job speaking on behalf of residents in opposition to the application. Local Councillors Liz Sargeantson and Anne Handley who sit on the Committee voted against the application being approved. Cllr John Briggs from North Lincs Council also attended the meeting as many residents over the border on the north of the Isle are con...

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British Lung Foundation – Breath Test

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) have asked Andrew to spread awareness about their new online Breath Test. Andrew explains, "The BLF have designed the test to help people find out more about their breathlessness. The test only take 5 minutes and over 450,000 people have used it so far.   "This week is also Love Your Lungs week, an annual awareness event for lung health, along with today being Clean Air Day. This year, the focus of Love Your Lungs week is on early diagnosis. Getting the righ...

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Upcoming Recruitment Opportunities at Keadby 2 Power Station

Andrew raised the issue of maximising recruitment for local people at the Keadby 2 power station with Siemens, who are building the power station in our constituency, and has received the below update. Andrew reports, "The Keadby 2 project is a £350 million investment by SSE to introduce first-of-a-kind, high efficiency gas-fired generation technology to the UK. It will be constructed as a full turnkey solution by Siemens, along with a plant servicing contract for 15 years. Around 700 job opp...

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