Andrew has received further details from National Highways regarding the next phase of works and closures on the M62 Ouse Bridge.
Andrew reports, "Weather permitting, the following will take place next week:
"Monday 25 September overnight from 8:00pm to 5:00am – full closure of both eastbound and westbound M62 between J36 and J37. I am informed this is to allow access to the central reservation and verges to divert the anemometer located on the bridge. They will also use this time to survey cr...
Andrew was in Goole earlier today to welcome the announcement of further jobs in the local area.
Andrew explains, "Fantastic news today for the Goole area with an announcement that Finnish tissue products manufacturer, Metsa Tissue, have picked the Goole area as the site of their first UK manufacturing facility.
This investment runs to hundreds of millions of pounds and will create 400+ plus direct jobs at the site and many more in the supply chain and during construction.
I met with Metsa a few...
Andrew attended this year's Gibraltar National Day celebrations and met with the Gibraltar Minister for Culture to discuss the link between Gibraltar and Goole.
Andrew said, *"I had the pleasure of attending the Gibraltar National Day celebrations a couple of weeks ago which gave me the opportunity to refresh a decades long link between Goole and Gibraltar. Many people might not be aware but Goole and Gibraltar were officially twinned decades ago, something I only realised last year when I was t...
Andrew has provided the following update on improvements to Hook play park.
Andrew explains, *"I am delighted to have helped secure funding for the newly installed outdoor gym equipment at the Play Park in Hook.
The equipment installed includes: double squat push, arm and pedal cycle, anergise multi-gym unit, double sit up bench, combi pull down challenger and power push.
You can find user guides, to help users exercise safely, from the Hook Parish Council Facebook page and the Hook Community Fo...
Andrew provided the following update following his visit to Elsham water works.
Andrew reports, *"I had a great visit to Anglian Water's Elsham water works last Friday. The works provide much of the drinking water for the Brigg and Scunthorpe area.
"It was very interesting to hear how our local drinking water is sourced and how it is treated. Anglian Water are planning further improvements to our drinking water with the installation of UV treatment. This is similar to what I saw at Yorkshire Wat...
Andrew introduced a Bill into Parliament yesterday on the important issue of asbestos in buildings.
The aim of his Ten Minute Rule Bill is to create a national register of asbestos present in non-domestic buildings. You can read Andrew's speech below.
*I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for a national register of asbestos present in non-domestic premises and of the condition of that asbestos; and for connected purposes.
May I begin by thanking Mesotheli...
Andrew has received an update from National Highways regarding essential works to the M180 flyover bridge at Beltoft.
Andrew reports, “As local residents may be aware, National Highways currently have a lane closure on the M180 to protect a beam that became exposed after the arm of an excavator being towed by a lorry struck the bridge, badly damaging it. The closure is necessary as any further strikes to the beam could severely compromise the integrity of the bridge.
“There are also traffic sign...
Andrew hosted a reception for Siemens yesterday in the Jubilee Room of Parliament.
Following the reception, Andrew said, "I was delighted to host Siemens' reception in Parliament yesterday, which was also attended by a number of apprentices from the Goole site (see photos).
"The good news is that Siemens were able to announce at the event that the share of the new Piccadilly Line tube trains, which are going to be produced in Goole, will be significantly increased. Previously, about half of the ...
Andrew has provided an update regarding some overnight closures that National Highways are having to implement in order to carry out some essential works on the Ouse Bridge.
Andrew explained on his Facebook page, “The first of these closures is tomorrow (Saturday) night between J36 and J37 of the Eastbound carriageway, commencing from 10:00pm and reopening before 6:00am on Sunday morning. They have explained that maintenance work on bridging plates will be undertaken during this closure.
“I am i...
East Riding Council’s free compost giveaway will be returning in September.
Andrew explains, "Due to the popularity of previous giveaways, this time more compost will be given out than ever before. I understand that around 6,500 bags of compost – 75 tonnes - will be handed out free to residents across the East Riding between September 5 to 20.
"As I have mentioned previously, these giveaways are only possible due to the fantastic response of East Riding residents to recycling in their brown bins...