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

Andrew Percy MP

Your UK Parliament Awards

This Friday is the deadline for applications to the Your UK Parliament Awards. If you are someone who has made a difference in our area by connecting people with democracy or Parliament, or are part of a group which has done so, please put yourself forward for these awards. This could be organising an event during UK Parliament Week, or getting people involved with democracy in the local community. This also includes our outstanding and hardworking teachers too. The Your UK Parliament Awards ...

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Warm Home Discount - Applications Still Open

British Gas have informed Andrew that constituents may still be eligible for Warm Home Discount for this winter. Andrew reports, "I'm grateful for the below update from British Gas regarding the Warm Home Discount, which constituents should apply for as soon as possible. "The Warm Home Discount is a scheme which allows some constituents a rebate of £140 off their electricity bill. You may be eligible if you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or if you are on a low income and m...

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Time to Talk Day

Today is Time to Talk Day, which takes place on the first Thursday in February.  Andrew explains, "Time to Talk Day, which was first launched in 2014, is designed to get people talking about mental health issues and to break the silence around mental health. These conversations can take place in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online. "1 in 4 people are affected by mental health problems, but, unfortunately, people still don’t feel that they are able to talk about their problem...

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Lifetime ISA and the Help to Buy ISA - Support for Young People

Last year, I provided information to constituents on the Government’s Lifetime ISA scheme and the extra support the Government has provided for first-time home buyers and young savers. I decided it would be useful to share the below information again, along with some further updates that have taken place since then. LIFETIME ISA If you are aged between 18 and 40 you might want to consider looking at the Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) which were introduced by the Conservative Government to help young ...

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Safe and Sound Grant

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have launched a ‘Safe and Sound’ grant for home owners and private tenants. The grant has been set up at the Conservative -run Council to help minimise the fear of crime by providing additional home security measures to enable residents to feel safer in their homes. To qualify for assistance, applicants must satisfy the following requirements: - Aged over 60 or disabled - A homeowner or private sector tenant/Housing Association tenant.  - All thos...

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Visit to SaxbyFlix Community Cinema

Andrew visited the SaxbyFlix community cinema project during his visit to Saxby on Saturday. The project was set up by volunteers who now run the cinema. The cinema is based at Saxby All Saints Village Hall, and uses state of the art digital audio-visual equipment.  Following the visit, Andrew said, "I dropped in to see the SaxbyFlix community cinema in Saxby-All-Saints on Saturday afternoon. This is a great project which shows movies on the last Saturday evening of each month in the Village...

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Saxby Church Visit

Andrew visited Saxby church over the weekend for the official hand over of community grants. Andrew reports, "It was great to visit Saxby church where myself and Council Leader, Rob Waltham did the official hand over for two Community Pot grants totalling £25k. The two grants have been used to fund the new community amphitheatre, disabled access and Bluebell wood. Well done to the volunteers for their great work. This is another great use of the Community Grant pot which the local Conservati...

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Andrew attended Holocaust commemoration events in the constituency this weekend as part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 which takes place annually on the 27th January. Andrew said, "I attended a moving Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemoration in Brigg this afternoon, which was well supported by local schools and the community. I also signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment recently which pledges a commitment to HMD and to honouring those who were murdered during the Hol...

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