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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Helps Secure Funding for Crowle Peatland Railway’s Café and Shop

Andrew and his Community Support Officer, Julie Reed, have once again helped secure funding for the Crowle Peatland Heritage Railway Group. The railway needed funding to set up a café and shop with kitchen equipment, tables and chairs and stock display units. Andrew and Julie, who helped write the funding bids for the group, acquired £2967 from the SSE Keadby Windfarm for the group to fund their café and shop.  This funding comes as part of a much larger project on Crowle Moors which deliv...

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4R Waste Centre Planning Appeal Refused - Swinefleet

Good news today that the Independent Planning Inspector dealing with the appeal by 4R against the East Riding Council's decision to refuse planning permission has been rejected, meaning that planning application has again been refused. The reason for refusal however is relatively narrow and relates to lack of evidence from the 4R that they have been able to mitigate the impact of traffic on the local roads network in their application. The other concerns we have all raised regarding impact on ...

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National Flood Resilience Centre

Andrew attended a visit last Friday to discuss the new National Flood Resilience Centre which will be based in Scunthorpe.  Andrew reports, "For some time now, myself and North Lincs Council have been supporting efforts by Humberside Fire Service and the University of Hull to secure funding for this new National Flood Resilience Centre which would be based in Scunthorpe. "With climate change resulting in more extreme weather, we have seen increased flooding locally and nationally and this cen...

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HS2 Announcement

Andrew has provided the following update after the HS2 announcement yesterday.  Andrew said, "Yesterday I spoke in Parliament to welcome the decision to proceed with HS2 and also with Northern Powerhouse Rail which will provide a new high-speed service east-west across the North of England, from the Humber to Liverpool.  "I also raised the need for improved services on under-utilised lines such as the Goole-Snaith-Leeds which can be delivered quickly and should be part of the offer on rail i...

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Flood Response Debate

Andrew took part in the Flood Response debate in Parliament yesterday to urge the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers MP, to look into the availability of maintenance funding for drainage boards, local authorities and the Environment Agency. You can read a transcript of Andrew's question below or read the full debate online here...

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Local Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean

North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging residents to get involved with the 2020 Great British Spring Clean. Andrew reports, "This campaign will take place from 20th March to 13th April 2020. If you would like to get involved, the council will provide you with support, including litter picking equipment and the removal of the litter you collect." Find out more by reading the Council's article below:   Local Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean   North Lincolnshire Council is cal...

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Riverbank Litter Pick

Andrew joined local Councillors Nick Coultish and Anne Handley, along with Delta Academy students for a litterpick supported by East Riding Council.  Andrew explains, "Great litter pick this morning with Goole North and Hook Councillors, Nick Coultish and Anne Handley, and students from Delta Academy, Goole. My team and I tackled the river bank where we found quite a lot of plastic bottles and cans! This is one of the regular litter picks organised by Anne and Nick and supported by the East Ri...

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Biffa Roxby Landfill Update

As residents will be aware, Andrew is continuing to monitor and raise the on-going unacceptable issues with the Roxby Landfill. Andrew explains, "I have received a further update from the Environment Agency (EA) today, which I have copied below for your convenience. I will also be driving to Winterton and Roxby today to once again inspect the odours directly. Additionally, I will be meeting with the EA next Friday for further discussions on this issue. As always, I will be sure to keep resi...

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