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

Andrew Percy MP

EU Second Referendum

I know many residents get tired of Brexit stories in the news, so I try to keep this page as much about local issues as I can. However, quite a large number of residents have contacted me to ask for a reassurance that I will vote against a second referendum now that Labour have confirmed they want to overturn the 2016 referendum result by calling a second referendum. I can assure residents that I will 100% oppose a second referendum as it is nothing more than a trojan horse to deny the people ...

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Tesco Bags of Help – Grants for Local Charities and Community Groups

Tesco have asked Andrew to raise awareness locally of their Bags of Help local community grant scheme.  Andrew says, "You may be aware that this year is the centenary of Tesco’s founding, with a number of national and local events taking place to celebrate the milestone. As part of their centenary, Tesco are providing larger grants for this year’s Bags of Help scheme. The Bags of Help Centenary Grants will provide funding of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 for groups promoting health in lo...

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Safe and Sound Grant - Apply for Home Security Funding

Even more people are now eligible to apply for the Safe and Sound Grant scheme in the East Riding. Andrew reports, “I have been informed that East Riding Council has increased the scheme’s savings cap from £5,000 to £23,250, making the funding more accessible to those who need it. “The aim of this assistance is to help minimise the fear of crime for residents by providing financial assistance to install certain home security measures in the homes of older home owners. A range of measur...

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#Goldilocks: Teaching Children to use Social Media Responsibly

Vodafone have informed Andrew that they have recently launched a book to help parents and children talk about social media and how to use it responsibly. Andrew says, "I understand that 48% of children are exposed to social media by the age of seven. Moreover, research has shown that parents are not speaking to their children about the responsible use of social media before their kids start using it. "As such, Vodafone have partnered with Andersen Press to create the children’s book: #Goldil...

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Goole Becoming East Riding's Economic Boom Town

Goole is being considered the East Riding’s economic boom town.  Andrew explains, "This recognition is due to the major investment we’ve had in the town. Along with the Tesco distribution centre and the glass-manufacturing plant by Guardian Industries, we’ve recently seen investment including: the £200m Siemens rail factory investment at Junction 36, the £130m investment in 800 new homes to be built by Beal Homes, Croda announcing plans to build a new warehouse on the Junction 36 site,...

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Students on Ice - Polar Expedition Programme

Andrew has recently been made aware of the Students on Ice (SOI) Polar expedition programme which might be of interest to secondary and post-secondary school students in our area. Andrew reports, "The Students on Ice Foundation educates young people around the world on the importance of the Polar Regions. As part of this effort, they have taken over 2500 students and staff on their educational expeditions to the Polar Regions. Moreover, the Foundation is committed to providing this opportunity ...

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Rawcliffe Bridge River Crossing

As some residents may be aware, I have shared residents’ concerns regarding the weight limit in place on the river crossing at Rawcliffe Bridge. Due to the safety concerns, the Council had little option but to impose the 3.5 tonnes limit, but I have continued to press for action to repair the bridge. Residents will be relieved to learn that the Council has now gone out to tender for a contractor to undertake repairs that will enable the bridge to carry vehicles of up to 44 tonnes, controlled ...

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UK Parliament Teacher Training Opportunity - July 2019

Andrew has been informed of a free training opportunity for teachers in our area which will take place in Parliament this summer. Andrew explains, "As part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme, the Education and Engagement Service will be hosting the next residential Teachers’ Institute between 1st-3rd July 2019. Teachers will experience Parliament first hand, and then return to their schools to support understanding of, and increase engagement with Parliament." Transport, accom...

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