Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

Register Your Defib With The Circuit – The National Defibrillator Network

Register Your Defib With The Circuit – The National Defibrillator Network

Andrew has been contacted by the British Heart Foundation to help raise awareness of their new national defibrillator database called The Circuit – The National Defibrillator Network.  Andrew reports, "The British Heart Foundation (BHF), Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) St John Ambulance and Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), are urging people who look after defibrillators across our area (in places such as offices, communities, shopping centres and leisure centres, as well ...

Charity Fraud Awareness Week

Charity Fraud Awareness Week

This week is Charity Fraud Awareness Week, an annual campaign that seeks to raise awareness of fraud and cybercrime affecting the charity sector and to create a safe space for charities and their supporters to talk about fraud and share good practice. Andrew adds, "Sadly, fraudsters exploit current national and global crises to carry out fraud and cybercrime, with charities, NGOs and not-for-profits that provide services and support to local communities especially being a target for fraudsters."...

Waterline Student Challenge 2021

Waterline Student Challenge 2021

Andrew was a guest speaker at the recent virtual Waterline Student Challenge event.  Andrew explained on his Facebook page, "I was delighted to take part in the inaugural Waterline Student Challenge event yesterday, which is a competition for students aged 11-18 to find solutions to environmental problems. "The event yesterday was an opportunity to hear from the competition’s six finalist teams, who were selected by a panel of regional business representatives. Dozens of teams from school...

The Royal British Legion: New 2021 Teaching Remembrance Resources

The Royal British Legion: New 2021 Teaching Remembrance Resources

Ahead of Remembrance Day next month, the Royal British Legion have asked Andrew to raise awareness of a range of free teaching resources they have designed to be used at school or in the home. Andrew reports, "As part of their centenary year, the Royal British Legion have launched new Teaching Remembrance educational resources that explore 'who, how and why we remember - nurturing the relevance of Remembrance with our young generation today, and how they will help to shape its future.' "...

Road Closure Next Week: A614 Thorne Road, East Cowick

Road Closure Next Week: A614 Thorne Road, East Cowick

Andrew has been provided the following update on the road closure next week on the A614 Thorne Road, East Cowick. Andrew explains, "I am informed that the A614 Thorne Road, East Cowick will be closed next week for East Riding Council to conduct piling testing on the embankment adjacent to the A614. Weather permitting, this work will start at 7am on Monday, 18 October and last for five days." Further information from the council is below:  “The results of the trial will allow...

Goole Subway Update - October 2021

Goole Subway Update - October 2021

Andrew has provided the following update on the Goole subways via his Facebook page: Thanks to residents for their good wishes for my surgery last week (nothing to worry about). It went well and whilst I can't attend Parliament for a few weeks, I can do online meetings, although camera off as I look a bit rough! And no, I haven't been in for a face lift!  I did an online meeting this morning with Network Rail regarding the subways as I continue to work with them and pressure for the new ...

Service Disruption - Update from Andrew

Service Disruption - Update from Andrew

Andrew has provided the following update to residents on Facebook: "I don't really like sharing personal information but before I get attacked for not speaking and voting in Parliament for a few weeks, I just wanted to say I'm having an operation this week which is going to put me out of action for a few weeks. "Whilst I won't be able to attend Parliament during this period, my team and I will be available to continue to work on casework and local issues.  "Likewise, I'll be continuing to do a...

Mathematics World Cup 2021 - Registration Open for Schools

Mathematics World Cup 2021 - Registration Open for Schools

Andrew has been contacted by Numberfit, organisers of the Mathematics World Cup, to raise awareness of this year’s competition.  Andrew reports, "Between September 27th and October 11th 2021, schools can register their class of 7–11 year olds to take part in the competition for free. The competition combines “education with physical activity and mindfulness to nurture students’ well-being”. Students take part in a 30-minute session at any point over a two-week period. They...

School IT Funding Boost

School IT Funding Boost

Andrew recently visited Reedness Primary School for the handover of a £1000 cheque to help the school purchase new IT equipment.  Andrew reports, "Reedness Primary is such a lovely small school and I know schools of this size can sometimes miss out on funding compared to larger school. That is why I was delighted to be able to link the school with SSE, who fund so many good causes locally. I really appreciate their consideration of this request and I hope that pupils will now benefit from...

Free Compost Giveaway in Goole Today (Wednesday 22nd September)

Free Compost Giveaway in Goole Today (Wednesday 22nd September)

As Andrew mentioned recently, East Riding Council have restarted their compost giveaway scheme, with 5,000 bags of compost being handed out to residents for free. This comes thanks to residents who recycle food and garden waste using their brown bins. Andrew adds, "The Goole giveaway takes place today (Wednesday 22 September) at 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU. I understand you can drive up and collect two free bags of compost." Please see this link for further information.