Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Canal Repair Update - 4th Feb

Canal Repair Update - 4th Feb

Andrew has provided another quick update on the Aire and Calder Canal repairs, near East Cowick.  Andrew explains: I continue to liase with the Canal & River Trust to seek updates on the canal repairs. Further to my last update, I have been informed that that the piling for the cofferdam has started (as shown in the photo below). Once complete, they can drain this section and see the damage and make a start on the repair.  I am currently arranging an update meeting with the Canal & River...

Goole Market Hall Renovation Works and Goole Town Deal Update

Goole Market Hall Renovation Works and Goole Town Deal Update

Andrew has provided the following update on the Goole Market Hall renovation works, along with a general update on the Goole Town Deal's progress.  Andrew reports: As residents may have seen in Goole Times last week, work has started on the repair and maintenance of the Market Hall in Goole.  This is thanks to advanced funding from the Conservative Government for the Goole Town Deal. The £190,000 funding for the phase one renovation works will help protect and preserve the Market Hall building f...

Roxby Landfill Site Update Jan 2021

Roxby Landfill Site Update Jan 2021

Andrew has provided an update on the Biffa/ Roxby landfill odour issues.  Andrew explained on Facebook: As residents will be aware, I have been raising the issue of odours at the Roxby Landfill Site with the Environment Agency (EA). The EA have now provided me with their latest update on this issue, which I have copied below. They have also informed me of their Roxby Landfill Citizen Space page, which you can view online here: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/lincolnshire-and-nort...

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Andrew provided the following update on Facebook yesterday regarding Holocaust Memorial Day. Andrew said,   Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day which falls on the day in 1945 the Auschwitz death camp was liberated. We held our Holocaust Memorial Service in Brigg online this past Sunday. Although unable to gather in person, we were still able to remember together all the victims of the holocaust and subsequent genocides.  My thanks go to Brigg Town Council for organising the event and also to Rabb...

Section 19 Interim Report - Lower Aire

Section 19 Interim Report - Lower Aire

Andrew has provided the following update on East Riding Council's Section 19 Interim Report on the Aire flooding last year. Andrew provided the following update on Facebook The East Riding Council's independent interim Section 19 report on the flooding on the Aire last February is finalised and being presented to the Council's Cabinet for final approval.  It wont be formally published until early February but you can see the report in the papers that have been submitted to the Counci...

Flood Risk Update

Flood Risk Update

Andrew continues to provide updates on flood risks locally via his Facebook page. The latest update is below and you can follow Andrew's updates online here: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial Sorry for delay on this, I have literally been sitting at my screen on Zoom calls all day until now!  I am told that the concerns of flooding in our area have reduced considerably. The major concern was the River Aire of course where the washlands have been filling, including Gowdall Ings ...

DEFRA Question on Flood Defence Funding

DEFRA Question on Flood Defence Funding

Andrew asked a question to the Secretary of State George Eustice MP earlier today, raising the issue of flood defence funding. You can watch the question on Andrew's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial, and read Andrew's short update below Andrew explained on Facebook: Was on my feet in the Commons this morning, (or, rather, sitting on a chair in my living room) to raise the important issue of flood defence funding again.  In terms of the situation on the Aire, the s...

Mass Vaccination Centre Invites

Mass Vaccination Centre Invites

Andrew has provided the following update on mass vaccination centre invites on his Facebook page.  Please see Andrew's Facebook page for further information: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial Residents can rest assured I am continuing to focus on the flood risk and have just been out on the banks walking from Snaith to Gowdall and will update if there is anything new.  However, I also wanted to alert people to the fact that some residents in our area may be starting to received...

Weather and Flood Risk Update

Weather and Flood Risk Update

Andrew has provided a further update regarding the heavy rain forecast for this week. Andrew explained on Facebook: There is not a great deal to add to my update from yesterday. There has been significant rainfall in the upper catchment of our local rivers, but some of this has been slightly lower than expected - only slightly though. The tides are also continuing to recede this week which works in our favour.  However, more rain is on the way, there is still a very real risk of issues as...

Heavy Rainfall Warning - Important Info

Heavy Rainfall Warning - Important Info

Andrew has provided an update on the heavy rainfall expected to hit the cosnituency this week. Andrew explained on Facebook: Heavy rainfall is expected in the course of the next 48-60 hours from the early hours of Tuesday morning. This will be falling on land that is already sodden and is being added to by snow melt in the upper catchment meaning there is a concern about the possibility of flooding. This water will be hitting tides which are lower than we had back last year which is obviou...