Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Surrogacy Debate

Surrogacy Debate

Earlier this week, Andrew lead a Westminster Hall debate on “government policy on surrogacy". Andrew explains, "You may be aware of my work as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy. APPGs are cross-party groups of MPs and Peers working together on a particular topic, in this case on surrogacy law. "Surrogacy law is currently outdated and inadequate in the UK, which is why I set up the APPG and why I called for the debate this week. The debate was an opportunity to praise...

Andrew Visits Crowle Hub

Andrew Visits Crowle Hub

Andrew visited the Market Hall in Crowle last Friday to meet with Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed to see the works underway to turn the Market Hall into a new Community Hub that will also facilitate the return of Post Office Services to Crowle. They also met with the contractor on site and discussed how the works are progressing.  Andrew reports, "As residents may remember, we saved this building for the community and we are really proud to be investing £300,000 into it. We've already hel...

Goole Town Deal - Share Your Thoughts

Goole Town Deal - Share Your Thoughts

Andrew is encouraging Goole residents to share their thoughts on the Town Deal funding of £25 million. Andrew explains, "Last Friday I chaired the first meeting of the Goole Town Deal group which will formally be constituted shortly. This is the group that will help oversea the up to £25 million Town Deal funding I helped secure for the regeneration of Goole from the Government. "The group will have representatives of the Council, Town Council, voluntary groups and business groups on it and is t...

Funding Available for Local Good Causes

Funding Available for Local Good Causes

The People’s Postcode Lottery are once again inviting local good causes, voluntary groups and registered charities to apply for funding via their three grant giving trusts. As with last year, the financial support, between £500 and £20,000, is available through three different trusts, with each trust supporting projects focused on specific themes: * People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights and tackling discrimination. * Postcode Community Trust sup...

Flooding Meetings - Meeting with the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board

Flooding Meetings - Meeting with the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board

Andrew met with the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board earlier today, along with Holly Mumby-Croft MP and Cllr Ralph Ogg, to discuss flood management on the Ancholme Valley.  Andrew says, "Following the severe flooding to land and houses at the end of last year, I have been working with the various agencies to discuss flooding issues and find solutions. Over the next couple of weeks, I have a number of meetings set up to deal with the specifics.  "Today I was dealing with drainage on the River Anc...

Andrew Raises Holocaust Memorial Day During Prime Minister's Questions

Andrew Raises Holocaust Memorial Day During Prime Minister's Questions

Andrew attended Prime Minister's Questions today to raise awareness of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).  Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual commemoration (January 27) in memory of victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides – including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It's also an opportunity to honour Holocaust survivors who continue to work tirelessly educating young people on the Holocaust today. You can read Andrew's question and the Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resp...

SatelLife Competition for Young People - Win a Share of £50,000

SatelLife Competition for Young People - Win a Share of £50,000

The Government's SatelLife Competition for young people is once again open to applications.  The competition is run by the UK Space Agency and is now in its fourth year. It encourages young people to present their ideas on how satellites could improve life on Earth.  The competition aims to look for proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to grow new businesses, improve health services or tackle climate change, with the opportunity to win a share of £50,000. Andrew add...

Questions to MHCLG

Questions to MHCLG

Andrew took part in questions to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government earlier today to raise awareness of the Safe and Sound grant scheme, which has been funded by both North Lincolnshire Council and East Riding Council.   You can read Andrew’s question and the Minister, Luke Hall’s, reply below. You can also read the full question period online here. Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) It is with great regret that Humberside’s Labour police and crime commissioner allowed W...

£14,000 Grant Funding Available for Communities to Mark VE Day 202F

£14,000 Grant Funding Available for Communities to Mark VE Day 202F

Town and parish councils and community groups can apply for a share of grant funding from North Lincolnshire Council to help them celebrate VE Day in May 2020.   VE, or Victory in Europe Day, celebrates the unconditional surrender of Nazi German forces to the Allies on 8 May 1945. In 2020, the early May bank holiday will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.   The council has committed £14,000 from its Community Grant Fund to help towns and villa...

Siemens Update - Innovation Centre (Phase 1) on Goole 36

Siemens Update - Innovation Centre (Phase 1) on Goole 36

Andrew has provided the following update on the Siemens' rail facility in Goole. Andrew explains, "I’m pleased to report that Siemens Mobility have made a new planning application to ERYC for Phase 1 of a Rail Innovation Centre. This new development is in addition to the rail factory project at Goole 36 and will be located on land adjacent to the main site. "Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of a support facility for the adjoining Train Manufacturing Plant. This will be a three-st...