Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Siemens and 900k for Goole

Siemens and 900k for Goole

Andrew has provided an update on the Siemens project and the Goole Town Deal. Andrew provided the following update on Facebook: "I was at the Siemens site this morning for an update on the project. Lots of groundwork has now been completed and construction on the factory and the innovation centre should be commencing in November, meaning that residents will see a lot more activity.  "Siemens have also been busy selecting their contractors, which of course we hope and expect should have a ...

Andrew Attends PM's Statement on Covid-19

Andrew Attends PM's Statement on Covid-19

Earlier today, Andrew took part in the Prime Minister's statement to the House on Covid-19. You can find a video of Andrew's question here: www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial Andrew also added the following comments on his Facebook page: I spoke in the Commons today on the new measures introduced in England by the Government. As you will see, I expessed what I know will be some frustrations locally. Everybody these days appears to be an expert in infection control and in Covid, but the r...

Snaith and Cowick Flood Resilience Funding

Snaith and Cowick Flood Resilience Funding

Andrew has provided the following update on the Property Flood Resilience Scheme, which will be extended for an additional 9 months.  Andrew said, "Residents may remember that the Conservative Government made £5,000 available for homes that were flooded earlier this year. The funding was to cover the costs of building in flood resilience measures as homes are repaired.  "The Minister has now written to confirm that the deadline to access this funding has been extended due to Covid-19 and the del...

4R and Snaith Housing Update

4R and Snaith Housing Update

Andrew has provided resident with the following updates on the 4R waste facility at Swinefleet and on housing plans in Snaith. 4R With regards to the 4R waste facility at Swinefleet which recently secured planning permission, myself, local Councillors and the campaign group have held a number of meetings recently with interested parties as we try to frustrate the execution of this planning permission. We have held two meetings this week with other agencies or businesses impacted by t...

Sentencing White Paper - Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism

Sentencing White Paper - Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism

Yesterday, Andrew took part in the Sentencing White Paper Statement in the House of Commons.   Andrew asked the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland MP, if he will ensure that proper training is put in place to identify autism across the prison and probation service.  You can read Andrew's question and the Secretary of State’s response below, or see the full Statement online here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-09-16/debates/2FEDDE2C-FF94-424A-8B97-7CBA9760C5EB/SentencingWhitePaper...

Gas Safety Week 2020 (14-20 September)

Gas Safety Week 2020 (14-20 September)

This week is Gas Safety Week, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. If left unchecked, poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.  Andrew adds, "This year, Gas Safety Week is focusing on community safety. This includes advice on how to stay gas safe and raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified." You can find o...

Energy Saving Grants for Local Businesses

Energy Saving Grants for Local Businesses

Further to Andrew's recent post on household energy efficiency grants, we have been informed of a programme which could help businesses in North Lincs save money on their energy bills. Andrew reports, "The Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire project is encouraging businesses in the Greater Lincolnshire area to apply for energy saving projects. The programme is available to small and medium sized businesses and can help support them with investing in LED lighting, heating solutions, solar PV ...

Apply for the Green Homes Grant Scheme

Apply for the Green Homes Grant Scheme

The government is providing vouchers worth up to £5,000 or £10,000 to help eligible residents cover the cost of making energy efficient improvements to their homes. Andrew reports, "These improvements include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.  "The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures. Primary measures...

Facebook and Be the Business - Virtual Training Events for Local Businesses

Facebook and Be the Business - Virtual Training Events for Local Businesses

Facebook have informed Andrew that they are partnering with the Be the Business project to provide free tailored advice, training and inspiration to micro and small businesses across the UK. They will help SMEs boost their digital skills and provide ongoing support to help businesses leverage digital tools to recover and grow. Andrew adds, "They will be holding a number of virtual training events, with the Yorkshire and Humber virtual event taking place on 30 September.  "Participating businesse...

ROXBY LANDFILL SITE UPDATE

ROXBY LANDFILL SITE UPDATE

Andrew has provided the following update on the Roxby Landfill issue. Andrew said: We continue to be in close contact with the team at Biffa regarding the ongoing works at Roxby Landfill. I have been given the latest update on these works, which I have copied below for the convenience of local residents.  Update from Biffa: "We have completed the installation of approximately 17,000m2 of capping in Phase 12; which comprises welded LLDPE plastic.  The surface water lagoons and ditches have ...