Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Post M180 Junction Closure

Post M180 Junction Closure

Andrew has provided the following update on the ongoing works on the M180. Andrew reports on Facebook: "Following complaints from Isle residents, I raised the issue of the ongoing works on the M180 in our area, especially the closure of the slip road on Junction 2. The agency responsible for these works, National Highways, have responded to me to say that due to safety issues and following consultations with the Police, they are not able to open the slip road any earlier than planned; tha...

MARSBalloon STEM Project for Local Schools and Community Groups

MARSBalloon STEM Project for Local Schools and Community Groups

Registrations for the MARSBalloon project have now opened and Andrew is encouraging local secondary and primary pupils to take part. Andrew explains, "This project is designed to give young people practical experience of designing and testing things to go into space that could one day be destined for Mars.  "Thales Alenia Space’s MARSBalloon team will launch a high altitude balloon to an altitude of 30km, more than twice the height of commercial airliners, where they will be above 99% of...

Government Support Grants for Covid Impacted Businesses – East Riding Grant Scheme Update

Government Support Grants for Covid Impacted Businesses – East Riding Grant Scheme Update

Andrew has provided the following update on the Government support grants for businesses impacted by the Omicron wave of Covid-19. Andrew reports, "As I mentioned recently, the Government announced grants of up to £6k for businesses impacted by the new Omicron wave of Covid.  "East Riding Council have now launched their grant scheme, which includes one-off grants of up to £6,000 for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors that have ...

Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day

Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day

Andrew has provided the following update on Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day Andrew reports on Facebook: "Today is Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day, which aims to raise the profile of the 6 less survivable cancers, to raise awareness of symptoms, and to highlight the critical importance of early diagnosis in improving survival. "The 6 less survivable cancers are: cancers of the lung, pancreas, liver, brain, oesophagus and stomach.  Over 90,000 people are diagnosed with one of t...

Future Reward Payments for NHS Staff

Future Reward Payments for NHS Staff

Andrew attended the Prime Minister's statement in the House of Commons yesterday to raise the issue of future reward payments for NHS staff. Andrew explained on Facebook, "I raised the issue of NHS volunteers and future reward payments for NHS staff with the Prime Minister in the Commons today.  "I was proud to be on duty as a First Responder with the Ambulance Service over Christmas and it is clear we will be asking more of volunteers and NHS staff in coming weeks and it is only right th...

Government Support Grants for Covid Impacted Businesses

Government Support Grants for Covid Impacted Businesses

Andrew has provided the following update on government support grants for local businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.  Andrew explained on Facebook: "The Government recently announced grants of up to £6k for businesses impacted by the new Omicron wave of Covid. This is something I pressured Ministers for and one of the reasons I opposed some of the additional restrictions a few weeks ago which I was concerned were being implemented without support for the businesses impacted...

Roxby Landfill Site - December 2021 Update

Roxby Landfill Site - December 2021 Update

Andrew has received the latest update from Biffa regarding the ongoing works at Roxby Landfill, please see below. As ever, we will continue to share further updates with residents.   "Pin wells have been installed incrementally in layers with additional installation of 63mm horizontal gas scavengers. To date, circa 384 pin wells and 10,000m length of scavenger lines have been installed in Phase 12(A&B); including 3 X 160mm gas scavenger collectors in the base of phase 12B connected to...

Bus Service for New Scunthorpe Vaccine Centre

Bus Service for New Scunthorpe Vaccine Centre

Further to Andrew recent update regarding the new walk-n vaccine centre at the Foundry in Scunthorpe, he has been informed that a bus service will also be provided for residents who are unable to travel. Andrew reports, "I am informed that a new booster bus service is being launched for people who are struggling to get to the new walk-in vaccine centre at the Foundry, Scunthorpe. "I understand the minibus will pick people up from their home, take them to the Foundry, then drop them off ba...

North Lincs Walk-In Vaccine Centre Open

North Lincs Walk-In Vaccine Centre Open

Andrew has provided a further update regarding the North Lincs Walk-In Vaccine Centre's launch this week.  Andrew explained on Facebook: "Just a reminder that the new Walk-In vaccine centre at The Foundry in Scunthorpe is now fully operational and open to all adults, whether from North Lincs or not.  "The site is supplemental to the pharmacies and GP practices who have already done a great job getting so many boosters delivered. 50 percent of over 12s have now received their booster, but ...

FUELLED - Holiday Activity Programme for Children and Young People

FUELLED - Holiday Activity Programme for Children and Young People

Andrew has provided an update on North Lincolnshire Council's FUELLED programme. Andrew explains, "Residents may remember me mentioning North Lincolnshire Council’s FUELLED holiday activity programme, which provides workshops and various different activities for children and young people during school holidays.  "As I mentioned previously, this programme ran during the summer holidays and is now also available during the Christmas school holiday period. The programme offers various diffe...