Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Goole Town Deal Funded In Full!

Goole Town Deal Funded In Full!

Andrew has provided the following update on the Goole Town Deal via his Facebook page:  Some residents may have seen the headline in the Goole Times today saying that the Goole Town Deal Bid has been hit by a funding cut.  I am a huge fan of the Goole Times but I am afraid the headline is simply incorrect. We have not had any of our funding from the Government cut.  Towns were invited to apply for up to £25 million from the Government for their town deals but very few actually received ...

East Riding Active Towns Community Grants: Round Two Funding

East Riding Active Towns Community Grants: Round Two Funding

Andrew has been informed that Round Two of the Active Towns Community Grant scheme is open for applications.  Andrew reports, "This grant scheme comes as part of East Riding Council’s wider Active Towns project, which aims to encourage and support communities and residents to be more physically, mentally, and socially active. "The Active Towns Community Grant provides an opportunity for voluntary community groups, charities and individuals to apply for grants to help set up or restart ne...

South Park Defib Installed

South Park Defib Installed

Andrew has provided the following update on the public access defibrillator at South Park, Old Goole.  Andrew reports, "Great to see that the South Park public access defibrillator is now in place, ensuring we have another of this life-saving equipment available in Old Goole.  "As residents may recall, Yorkshire Ambulance Service offered me the defib and casing if I could find a suitable location. Town Cllr Nicola Vause was already fundraising for one in South Park and so, thanks to Cllr ...

Free Compost Bag Giveaway in Goole

Free Compost Bag Giveaway in Goole

East Riding Council will shortly be restarting their compost giveaway scheme, which residents may remember from a couple of years back. Eight giveaway events are being held across the East Riding between Saturday 18 September and Friday 1 October, and 5,000 bags of compost will be handed out for free.  Andrew adds, "As residents may remember the last time I mentioned this scheme, the compost bags are made up of the various items households recycle in their brown bins every year, including...

Temporary Walk-in Vaccine Clinic at The Pods Today (Wednesday 8th September)

Temporary Walk-in Vaccine Clinic at The Pods Today (Wednesday 8th September)

Further to the temporary vaccine clinic at the Ancholme Leisure Centre on Monday, there is another opportunity to get a first or second dose, this time at The Pods, between 2pm and 6pm today.  Andrew adds, "As with the temporary clinic at the Ancholme Leisure Centre earlier this week, anyone aged 16 and over is welcome to attend, and both first or second doses of the vaccine are available. Please see the photo attached for further information."

Ancholme Leisure Centre - Temporary Walk-in Vaccine Clinic Today (Monday 6th September)

Ancholme Leisure Centre - Temporary Walk-in Vaccine Clinic Today (Monday 6th September)

The Ancholme Leisure Centre is providing a walk-in vaccine clinic between 12pm and 7pm today.  Andrew explains, "Anyone aged 16 and over is welcome. I am informed that both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, including first and second doses, are available. Please note that, for those wanting to take their second jab, eight weeks are required between doses." Photo - Andrew has been volunteering at local vaccination centers since the vaccine rollout programme was launched during winter...

Trade Watch Relaunched

Trade Watch Relaunched

I was delighted to join ward and town councillors in Brigg recently to welcome the relaunch of Trade Watch. Trade Watch is an initiative that was set up to tackle the issue of doorstep crime. The scheme sends a clear message to illegal and immoral rogue traders that residents won’t buy from them at the door and that they will be reported. Brigg Town Council has endorsed the scheme and are delivering it to local households. Please do let us know if you haven’t received anything yet and a member o...

River Ancholme Pollution and Algae/Weed Growth – Update

River Ancholme Pollution and Algae/Weed Growth – Update

Following residents contacting me regarding pollution and algae/weed growth issues in the River Ancholme near Brigg, I have been making representation to the Environment Agency and asked for an urgent update on what they were doing to address these issues. The EA have now provided the below update following their investigations. I also recently joined Councillors Carl Sherwood and Rob Waltham to see the issues with the river first-hand. As ever, I will ensure that any further updates are shared....

Beats Bus Workshop Visit

Beats Bus Workshop Visit

I was delighted to attend a recent session of the Beats Bus Workshop in Brigg. This workshop is one of the many different activities that have been offered to young people via North Lincolnshire Council’s FUELLED holiday activity programme. This programme, which runs during Summer 2021 and the Christmas school holiday period, has been funded by the Government through the Department for Education. The programme offers various different virtual and face to face activities. The goal of the session ...

£66K Government Funding for new Electric Vehicle Charging Points Across North Lincs

£66K Government Funding for new Electric Vehicle Charging Points Across North Lincs

Andrew met with Councillors Carl Sherwood and Rob Waltham recently to welcome government funding for new electric vehicle charging points in North Lincolnshire.  Andrew reports, "I was pleased to join Councillors Carl Sherwood and Rob Waltham to welcome the £66,000 of funding provided by the Government to install new electric vehicle charging points in council-owned car parks across North Lincolnshire.  "This funding comes via the Government's On Street Residential Charging Scheme, and will ensu...