Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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M62 Ouse Bridge Meeting and Update

M62 Ouse Bridge Meeting and Update

Andrew has provided a further update regarding the M62 Ouse Bridge works. Andrew explained on Facebook: I had a good update meeting this morning with National Highways regarding the M62 Ouse Bridge issues.  I will continue to monitor this issue closely and push for action. In terms of the contraflow system which seems to be working reasonably well, the Agency are continuing to monitor this and may be able to make some improvements by removing the speed restrictions.  * * In terms of the l...

Andrew and Holly Meet PM to Discuss Steel

Andrew and Holly Meet PM to Discuss Steel

Andrew provided the following update after his meeting this morning with the Prime Minister to discuss the steel industry.  Andrew reports, "My friend and neighbour Holly Mumby-Croft and I had a good breakfast meeting with the PM this morning to discuss the UK steel industry and what more we can do to support this local industry.  "The meeting came shortly after the Government announced an extension of financial support to help the sector with energy costs.  "The PM once again reiterated ...

Airmyn Foreshore Stabilisation Works Further Update

Airmyn Foreshore Stabilisation Works Further Update

Andrew has been provided with a further update from the EA on the Airmyn Foreshore Stabilisation Works. Andrew reports, "As I mentioned during my last update, I have been working closely with the EA on this project, which has come about through millions of pounds of Government funding. "I am informed that the works are now expected to start this summer, but, as before, this will be subject to the obtaining of a marine licence. I will be sure to let residents know as soon as the exact date...

Goole & Snaith Imagination Library Funding Success

Goole & Snaith Imagination Library Funding Success

Andrew has provided the following update on the local Goole & Snaith Imagination Library scheme.  Andrew said on his Facebook page, "It's nearly ten years since I set up the Goole and Snaith Imagination Library free book gifting scheme for under-5s locally. We launched it in Old Goole. Since then we have provided free books in the post for hundreds of local under 5s to help raise pre-school literacy.  "The scheme is part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and it is an initiative ...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022), an annual campaign which, this year, is raising awareness of the link between loneliness and mental health issues.  Andrew adds, "Loneliness affects the mental health of millions of people across the UK. The longer we feel lonely the more we’re at risk of mental health issues such as low mood, anxiety and depression. Sadly, loneliness is also still shrouded by shame and stigma for many.  "Some tips from the Mental Health Foundation, who ...

Isle of Axholme Flag Update

Isle of Axholme Flag Update

Epworth Town Council were presented with their Isle of Axholme flag from North Lincs Cllrs Tim Mitchell and David Robinson recently. Cllr Tim Mitchell said, "Thank you to Andrew Percy MP 's community grant team for finding the funding." Andrew added on Facebook, "So proud of this project and to have helped with the funding. The Isle is a very special place with a special history which this flag reflects." Pictured L-R are Cllr Dave Woods, Cllr Tim Mitchell, Chair of Epworth Town Council Cllr Car...

M62 Ouse Bridge Further Update

M62 Ouse Bridge Further Update

Andrew has provided a further update on the M62 Ouse Bridge works. Andrew explained on his Facebook page:  I am continuing to chase the works on this as I am keen the pressure is kept up to get this resolved. The contraflow has greatly improved the situation but obviously we want a permanent repair. I reached out to National Highways again recently and have received the below. It doesn't tell us much more but I will be meeting them soon to discuss the outcome of their inspection scheduled...

Thealby-Normanby-Burton Walking Route

Thealby-Normanby-Burton Walking Route

Andrew provided the below update following his walk along the Thealby-Normanby-Burton walking route. Andrew said, "What better thing to do on a Bank Holiday (other than a pint or two) than to go for a nice walk! "This new walking route is one myself and local Councillors, Elaine Marper, Ralph Ogg and Helen Rowson have supported and we've also helped secure funding for parts of it such as the path from Burton to Thealby in previous years. Hopefully the route can be made even better ...

Gunness Football Funding and Keaby Community Hall

Gunness Football Funding and Keaby Community Hall

Andrew provided the below update following his constituency visits from Friday last week.  Andrew said on Facebook, "Great to be in Gunness last Friday with Cllr Josh Walshe to celebrate a grant of £3000 to Gunness and Burringham football club. The funding comes from the North Lincs Community Pot your local Conservatives set up at the Council.  "The funding has been used towards new portable goals and nets, as well as a boot scrubber for the teams. Well done to all involved at the club an...

East Riding Free Compost Giveaway Returns in May

East Riding Free Compost Giveaway Returns in May

East Riding Council will once again be giving away free bags of compost to local residents. 5,000 bags of compost will be handed out across the East Riding, with Goole’s giveaway taking place Wednesday 11 May, 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU. You can drive along to the event and collect two 15kg bags of compost, which will be placed into your car boot. Andrew adds, "As I mentioned during last year’s giveaway, the compost bags are made up of the various items households recycle in their brown bi...