For Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme
Please note that Andrew Percy is not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election.

Andrew Percy MP

New East Riding Health and Wellbeing Website

East Riding Council has recently launched a health and wellbeing website which will provide residents with health support, advice and signposting all in one place. Andrew explains, "The aim of the new website is to provide people with a reliable source of information on services and the availability of local community groups. There is also information on topics such as quitting smoking, raising a family, living with dementia, veterans support and more." You can find the new Health and Wellbein...

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Croda’s New Distribution Hub to Create 200 Jobs

Residents may have seen announcements this week that Croda’s new distribution hub in Goole will create 200 skilled jobs. Andrew reports, "The new £7m facility will act as Croda’s worldwide distribution hub for the products made at its manufacturing sites in the UK and the European delivery of products made across its global network. Additionally, the facility will also house a new International Employee Training Centre for Croda’s workforce. "Planning consent has been granted for the 37...

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World Entrepreneurs’ Day and New Campaign for 16-24 year olds

Today is World Entrepreneurs’ Day, which is an annual global celebration of entrepreneurs and their work.  As part of this year’s event, a new campaign (#GetBizzy) has been launched by Companies House to encourage 16 to 24 year olds to become the next generation of entrepreneurs. The aim of the campaign is to inform potential young entrepreneurs of who Companies House are, what they do and how their tools and resources can help.  Andrew adds, "Over the coming months, Companies House will...

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New 16-17 Rail Saver Card

The Government has launched a new rail saver card for 16-17 year olds. Andrew explains, "The new card will provide half-price travel and can be used on most rail travel, including peak and season tickets. It is estimated that it will save young people around £186 a year, allowing them to travel more affordably to college, sixth form, to an apprenticeship or work." You can pick up your card for £30 online from 9.00am on Tuesday 20 August and can then start using the discounted fares from Mond...

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Steel Works Update

There is positive news on the steel works front today with confirmation coming that the Government's Official Receiver has selected a preferred purchaser for the whole of the British Steel business. As residents will recall, this is something I and other MPs have repeatedly called for. We were very concerned that there might be attempts to cherry pick bits of the business.  ·   This is an important and positive step forward in securing a future for British Steel.  ·   More work will no...

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Keadby 2 Power Station – Recruitment Fair Next Week

As part of their local recruitment campaign for the Keadby 2 power station project, NRL are holding a recruitment fair on Thursday 22nd August at The Bath Halls in Scunthorpe. Andrew reports, "NRL is a technical engineering recruitment company who will provide technical recruitment expertise for the Keadby 2 project. They are working in partnership with Siemens and SSE to provide a one-stop-shop for recruitment on the project. "Next week’s recruitment fair will be an opportunity to receive a...

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Best Small Shops Competition 2019

Applications are now open for the annual Best Small Shops Competition. Andrew explains, "The competition was launched to promote small shops and the role they play in local communities. Entries can come from any independent retailer based in the UK, with the nominees judged on their shop's entrepreneurial activities, their impact within the community and innovation in their business.  "We have some fantastic small shops in our area so please encourage your local retailers to enter the UK Best...

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Apply for up to £5,000 for a Local Project

TransPennine Express have once again opened applications to local community groups for grants of up to £5,000. Andrew explains, "The TransPennine Express Transform Fund grants are aimed at projects that help tackle youth unemployment, promote social inclusion and/or improve the environment, and are local to the rail network." For full details, including how to apply, visit Read More →

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