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

Andrew Percy MP

Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed Campaign

Andrew took part in the Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed campaign in Parliament to raise awareness of the issue of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This national campaign aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by Carbon Monoxide (CO) and to draw attention to the dangers of CO poisoning and how to keep safe. Andrew said, “I was glad to take part in the very important Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed campaign. “Every year around 40 people die from CO poisoning while 4,000 are hospitalise...

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Meeting with the Chair of the Humberside Fire Authority

Andrew met with the Chair of the Humberside Fire Authority, Cllr John Briggs in Goole last week to discuss a recently agreed £400k investment in the fire station in Goole.  The funding will be used to refurbish and update the station, as well as to provide automatic electronic doors on the station which could help improve response times.  The improvements are due to commence at the start of 2019 and will take a number of months to complete. Over the remainder of 2018, consultation will take...

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Surrogacy Update Meeting

Andrew met with the Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform for an update on the issue of Surrogacy in the UK and to discuss the forthcoming APPG on Surrogacy meeting with Health Minister, Jackie Doyle-Price MP. Andrew said, "I had a really useful update meeting with the Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform. "This meeting comes ahead of the APPG on Surrogacy's meeting with Department of Health Minister, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, which takes place next month. "Thanks to ...

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£100 Million for Councils to Repair Potholes

Andrew has welcomed the Government’s recent announcement that a further £100 million is being given to councils to repair potholes and protect local roads from future severe weather. This comes as a result of recent severe weather which has had an impact on the condition of local roads. These roads will now benefit from this further £100 million to help repair potholes or other storm damage. It is estimated that almost 2 million potholes will be repaired through this funding.  Moreover, t...

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North Lincolnshire Imagination Library - 5th Birthday

Andrew attended a birthday celebration at Althorpe and Keadby Primary on Friday for the 5th birthday of the North Lincolnshire Imagination Library scheme. Following a £250,000 investment by Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council, the Imagination Library free book gifting scheme has helped 74.3 per cent of children registered to the scheme achieve a good level of development – four percent above the national score.  Andrew brought this scheme to his constituency due to his time as a sc...

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A161 Improvement Scheme Update

Residents may have noticed that work on the A161 improvement scheme has already started. This scheme was a result of partnership funding between the Conservative Government, North Lincolnshire Council and East Riding Council. The £4million scheme will address injury collision issues on the A161 between Goole and the A18, including the A161/A18 junction, through a combination of resurfacing, signing and lining, minor realignment and edge of carriageway vehicle restraint, where appropriate. An...

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Funding Scheme to Improve Waterways in England

Andrew has welcomed the arrival of the new Water Environment Grant scheme, which is now open for applications. The £27 million scheme is available for applicants who want to help improve the country's waterways. The aim will be to improve the English water environment, encourage wildlife and boost local communities. Andrew adds, "The scheme - which launched today by Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency – will provide £9 million of funding per year over three years. The money w...

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Flood Re - Affordable Flood Insurance Scheme

Floor Re aims to solve the issue of those at risk of flooding not being able to find affordable insurance for their homes. The Government has been working closely with insurers in the UK, delivering a new way of dealing with and offering flood cover on home insurance through a not-for-profit scheme.  Flood Re will be in place until 2039 and will: •Enable homeowners to find affordable insurance if an eligible property is at risk of flooding •Help tenants to find affordable contents insura...

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