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

Andrew Percy MP

How To Get Your Home Winter Ready

Yorkshire Water provided Andrew with some useful information to share with constituents regarding how to get your home winter ready, please see below. “When a cold snap strikes, it can cause havoc for your pipes with the temperatures potentially freezing them up and cutting off your water supply. Any further changes in temperature can often result in pipework bursting causing mayhem in homes and roads.  Here are our simple tips to be prepared for cold weather: Spot the potential problem ar...

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Goole First Responder Scheme Needs You!

Last night, Andrew attended the Goole Community First Responder Scheme (CFR) meeting where he, and other first responders, received their latest update from Warren Bostock, Community Defibrillation Officer (North and East Yorkshire) from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). Andrew has been an active first responder for a number of years now, and was on duty over the busy Christmas period.   Following the CFR meeting, Andrew said “I was glad to attend our Goole Community First Responder ...

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Goole to Rawcliffe Cycle Path Update

Further to Andrew’s recent meeting in October with Cllr John Barrett, East Riding Council (ERYC) and the Canal and River Trust to discuss the Goole to Rawcliffe cycle path, please see this link, the Council’s funding bid for the path has been successful. Andrew reports, “I am delighted that ERYC have received £210,000 through the Government's Rural Development Programme for England growth programme to construct the path. ...

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NHS Winter Health Advice

With colder weather forecast for the beginning of the New Year, there is some useful advice on the NHS website for keeping warm and well. Andrew explains, "You can find tips on being prepared for winter weather, keeping your home warm, help with heating costs, protecting your health in the cold weather and looking in on vulnerable neighbours and relatives. " To find out more, please follow this link: https://www.nhs.uk/li...

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Homestart Toy Donation

Before Christmas, Andrew arranged the donation of a number of toys for the local family support charity Homestart. As with his donation last year, this was in conjunction with the British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA), who provide toys to MPs over Christmas in order for them to make a donation to a local charity.  Andrew said, "My team and I were delighted to once again donate some toys for Christmas to the family support charity: Homestart, Goole. These toys are then delivered to local f...

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Siemens Rail Factory Site Visit

Andrew recently joined the Mayor of Goole, Cllr Richard Walker, and Finbarr Dowling of Siemens for a tour around the development site for the forthcoming Siemens rail factory. Andrew adds, "This visit was also an opportunity to welcome Finbarr’s appointment as the rail factory's Project Director. As I have mentioned previously, Finbarr Dowling led the development of the Siemens blade turbine factory in Hull, and has worked for Siemens for almost 30 years. I was delighted to welcome his offici...

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West Halton Play Area Revamp

Andrew recently visited West Halton's play area to meet with Parish Councillors. This followed the £44,000 grant the play area received from the North Lincolnshire Community Pot. Andrew said, "It was great to meet with Parish Councillors in West Halton recently to look at the plans for the new play area that we have helped to fund with a £44,000 grant from the North Lincs Community Pot.  "The current play area is in desperate need of refurbishment and will be totally revamped in the New Yea...

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Thealby Play Area Grant

Andrew joined local councillors for a visit to Thealby Play Area last Friday to formally present the Thealby Play Area Association with a £11,400 grant for equipment. Andrew reports, “I dropped by Thealby last week to meet with the Thealby Play Area Association for the formal handover of an £11,400 grant for new play area equipment from the North Lincs Community Grant Pot. This was the pot of money we established at the Council when we took control of it in 2011.  “I was joined by Counc...

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