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

Andrew Percy MP

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

The Reading Agency held an event in Parliament today to promote their Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Andrew explains, "This year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase, has been inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The challenge encourages children, aged 4-11, to read six library books during the summer holidays and is open to all primary school children regardless of their reading levels. "The Space Chase challenge is comprised of 71 space-themed books and there are two bo...

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World Heart Rhythm Week 2019 – Know Your Pulse

This week is World Heart Rhythm Week 2019 – an annual campaign for raising awareness of arrhythmias. Andrew says, "The NHS state that arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems) are experienced by over 2 million people a year in the UK. The Arrhythmia Alliance’s World Heart Rhythm Week campaign aims to raise awareness of detecting arrhythmias, along with stressing the importance of Knowing Your Pulse and the location of your nearest AED." You can take the pulse check challenge or find out more onl...

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Royal Mail to Introduce Parcel Postboxes Locally

Royal Mail have informed Andrew that they will be introducing their new parcel postboxes to our area.  Andrew reports, "Parcel postboxes will enable local small businesses and markletplace sellers to post pre-paid parcels, using Click&Drop, through postboxes in the same way that we currently post letters. Moreover, they state that they also allow customers to post some barcoded returns parcels back at any time, seven days a week. "The first phase of the launch will see pre-existing meter ...

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Volunteers' Week 2019

This year’s Volunteers' Week campaign starts tomorrow. Andrew says, "Volunteers' Week is an opportunity to recognise and commend the fantastic work that volunteers do around the UK. During the week itself (1-7 June), a number of events and celebrations will take place across the country to thank volunteers for their contribution." To find our more or get involved with the many events taking place, please follow this link: https://volunteersweek.org/about-volunteers-week/what-is-volunteers-we...

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Commemorations for the 45th Anniversary of the Nypro Chemical Plant Explosion

A memorial service will take place at All Saints Church, Flixborough on the 1st June to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of the Nypro chemical plant explosion, which took place on Saturday 1st June 1974. Andrew says, "All Saints Church in Flixborough is the home of the memorial to the 28 men who sadly died during this devastating explosion. This year marks the 45th anniversary of this tragedy, which will be marked with a service at the church. The service will commence at 4pm and will last appr...

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Improvement in Local School Results

Andrew has welcomed the news that our local schools have seen significant improvements in their results over the last few years. Commenting, Andrew said, "The below results are due to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic local teachers, support staff and pupils. "In the East Riding, 82% of children now (as at December 2018) attend schools rated good or outstanding. This is in comparison to 55% in 2010. In North Lincolnshire, 89% of children now (as at December 2018) attend schools rat...

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Siemens Site Visit

Andrew visited the Siemens Goole site today along with Finbarr Dowling of Siemens and the Mayor of Goole Josie, and local representatives Nick Coultish, Anne Handley, Barbara and David Jeffreys, Caroline Fox and Liz Sargeantson. Following the visit, Andrew said, "Obviously much of my focus at the moment is trying to resolve the Steel Works issue in Scunthorpe. The Government is underwriting all the salaries and costs at the site to keep it going and is working to find a new buyer to unlock the ...

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Dementia Action Week 2019

This year’s Dementia Action Week campaign started on Monday and will be running all week. Andrew says, "The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and understanding of dementia, and to highlight the help and support available to people living with the condition along with their family/ loved ones. "Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The NHS website states that those who suffer from dementia may have problems with...

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