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

Andrew Percy MP

Coronavirus - How You Can Help

As residents will be aware, responding to the coronavirus will be a significant challenge over the coming weeks. We are only at the beginning of this challenge and more people will be having to self-isolate. The help and assistance of neighbours will therefore become more necessary as those providing public services will also be hit by sickness and the self-isolation of their staff. As such, we should all look at how we can assist those around us, particularly more vulnerable groups. We are all...

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Best Small Shops Competition 2020

Entries are now open for the Best Small Shops competition 2020. Andrew explains, "This is an annual competition which celebrates the commitment and creativity of independent retailers on our High Streets and the central role they play in local communities. "We have some fantastic independent shops across our area so please do put them forward for this competition. Finalists will be invited to a reception at the Houses of Parliament in November, where the winner will be announced." For more in...

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Snaith and Cowick Flooding Next Steps and How You Can Help

Andrew has provided the following update on Facebook today.   "I met the Flood Minister yesterday to discuss our recent flooding but before I set out what we agreed, just a quick update to say that residents might notice pumps being moved from Carlton Bridge today. This is because the levels there do not allow further pumping, so the pumps will be utilised elsewhere on the Snaith Ings.   The Floods Minister, Rebecca Pow MP, and I had a good meeting yesterday where I pressed her on some add...

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Siemens Launch Apprentice Program

Andrew has welcomed news that Transport for London Commissioner, Mike Brown, and Siemens Mobility CEO are at Goole Academy today to unveil their apprentice program. Andrew explains, "As residents will know I have been very clear that we want local people to benefit from the new train factory at Goole. That's why it is great to have this visit to the school today with Siemens announcing that their first 12 apprentices will start in September 2020 . "The train factory will be building trains for...

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Siemens Offer £10k to Flood Fund

Andrew has provided the following Facebook update regarding flood funding for both local businesses and individuals.   "I am delighted that many local businesses and individuals have contributed to the flood fund which is in place to help support those impacted by the flooding.    Last week I asked Siemens to provide £10k towards this fund and I am delighted to report that they have just contacted me to say that they have now agreed my request and will indeed support the fund.    The...

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Snaith and Cowick Update with the Environment Agency

Andrew met with the Environment Agency again in Snaith as he continues to pressure them with regards to what is being done to clear the water from our area. They continue to run a considerable pumping operation, although gravity remains far more effective at shifting this water via the outfalls back into the river. Andrew adds, "The pumping system they have in place is capable of shifting about 3000 gallons per second (13,500 litres per second). It is just the case there we have about 880 milli...

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Roxby Community Liaison Group Meeting at Roxby Landfill

Andrew met this morning with Biffa, the Environment Agency (EA), and parish and ward councillors to discuss the action plan to address the odours at Roxby Landfill.  Andrew reports, "The capping work and installation of gas wells continues, along with the EA’s formal investigation, which I mentioned in my last update. I will continue to apply pressure to get this matter addressed but thought this quick update might be useful. "The EA also provided me with a useful document about frequently ...

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Flooding Debate - 04.03.2020

Andrew took part in the flooding debate in the House of Commons yesterday to raise the recent flooding in our area and to pay tribute to residents and everyone involved for their response during this difficult time. You can read Andrew's speech below or read a transcript of the full debate here.   Andrew Perc...

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