Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Local Rail Investment

Andrew took part in a Commons debate on Transport for the North yesterday to raise local transport issues with the minister. Following the debate, Andrew provided the below comments on Facebook: I'm almost back to near normal following my recent surgery (still unable to drive though which is probably a benefit to other road users!) so I was back on my feet in the chamber yesterday to talk about local rail investment. Last week the Government announced a record £96 billion of...

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Andrew is raising awareness about gas safety as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Andrew explains, "As residents may remember, this is an issue that I have raised awareness about previously. As we enter the colder winter months more people are beginning to heat their homes which means there is a greater risk of carbon monoxide leaks. As such, installing a carbon monoxide detector will help detect a carbon monoxide leak and keep families safe this winter." What is Carbon Monoxide?  Carbon m...

Hook River Defence Bank Repairs

Hook River Defence Bank Repairs

Andrew has provided a further update on flood defence works locally, this time in relation to Hook.  Andrew explained on Facebook: "The final local update from my catch up with the Environment Agency last week relates to repairs to the defence bank in Hook.  "Works will be undertaken next Spring, following damage from the high tides and wet weather in Jan 2021. The works can't take place until then due to the needs of the nearby SSSI (Site of...

River Aire Flood Modelling Update

River Aire Flood Modelling Update

Further to Andrew's recent update on the Airmyn foreshore stabilisation works, he also discussed the on-going River Aire modelling which is taking place to model future management of the River Aire in our area. Andrew reports, "This was a recommendation from both the East Riding and North Yorkshire Section 19 investigations into the flooding that took place in Snaith and Cowick back in February 2019.  "This model will be essential for future investment decisions into how the river is ma...

Airmyn Foreshore Stabilisation Works

Airmyn Foreshore Stabilisation Works

Andrew has provided the following update on the Airmyn foreshore stabilisation works. Andrew explained on Facebook: "I had an update with the Environment Agency this week on a number of flood defence issues in the Goole and Snaith area. I'll provide an update on the others too, but I wanted to let residents know what the latest is with the government-funded £4.6 million scheme for stabilising the Airmyn Foreshore.  "The EA tell me that, for a number of reasons, the works are a little dela...

Roxby Landfill Smells - Update

Roxby Landfill Smells - Update

Andrew has provided the following update on the Roxby landfill odour issue.  Andrew explained on Facebook: "I'd like to thank residents in recent days for making me aware of the latest issues with odours from the above site. It's something my own team noticed this week too.  "As ever, I am pushing Biffa and the Environment Agency for action on this as residents should not have to put up with this. "We are all tired of the too familiar cycle of a flare up in smells, followed by lots of com...

UK Youth Parliament

UK Youth Parliament

Andrew is encouraging local young people to apply for the UK Youth Parliament scheme. Andrew reports, "I understand that young people, aged 11-18 years, can once again apply to represent their local area and take part in the UK Youth Parliament scheme, with the next elections due to take place next year. "This is a great opportunity to develop skills such as public speaking, debating, leadership, organisation, teamwork and more." Young people in the East Riding can find out ...

Q & A with Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School

Q & A with Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School

Andrew took part in a Q&A session with Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School earlier today. Andrew reports, "The school had booked one of Parliament’s Education and Engagement Digital Workshops, which give pupils a chance to learn about the work and role of Parliament and also gives them an opportunity to speak to their local MP. "I would like to thank the pupils for their fantastic questions – we covered some really important local and national topics. Some of the issues we discussed...

Covid Booster/Third Doses

Covid Booster/Third Doses

Andrew has provided the following update on covid booster jabs/ third doses. Andrew reports, "Over 8 million people have now received their third Covid vaccine booster jab but many more remain eligible and have yet to receive one. These include the over 50s, frontline NHS and care workers and over 16s with certain health conditions etc. You must also be more than 6 months from your second jab.  "From this week, booster shots are now available via 'Walk-In' centres, meaning people can turn...

UK Parliament Week - 1-7 November

UK Parliament Week - 1-7 November

Andrew is encouraging local youth groups and schools to sign up to UK Parliament Week, which is an annual celebration of democracy taking place this week.  Andrew explains, "As mentioned recently, UK Parliament Week is an annual event which is taking place this week, 1-7 November.  "I understand that there is still time for local youth groups and schools to sign up to UK Parliament Week and to request their free event kits.  "Please see the below link to sign up to UK Parliament Week. Th...