Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

£2.8 Million Funding for Goole Hospital

£2.8 Million Funding for Goole Hospital

Andrew has provided the following update on funding for the decarbonisation and energy efficiency of local hospitals.  Andrew reports, "I’m very pleased that the Government has committed to nearly £2.8 million of funding towards replacing the coal fired boiler at Goole Hospital, which is one of the last two coal fired boilers in the NHS. "This comes as part of North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust (NLAG) receiving approval today for full funding from the Conservative Government for their ...

Major Resurfacing Project on the A161 through the Isle to Begin Next Week

Major Resurfacing Project on the A161 through the Isle to Begin Next Week

A major resurfacing project along the A161 through the Isle of Axholme will begin next week.  Andrew reports, "This comes as part of a £1.8m project from the Department of Transports’ Safer Roads Scheme thanks to the Conservative Government’s cash boost for rural roads.  "The Government’s funding for rural roads has meant that investment in the A161 through the Isle now tops £2million.  "I understand the initial works, beginning on the 1st March, will take around five weeks, with the Cou...

Crowle Drainage Improvements

Crowle Drainage Improvements

Andrew has provided an update on a recent meeting he held with Severn Trent regarding Crowle drainage improvements. Andrew reports, "Myself and Isle North Councillors, John Briggs and Julie Reed, held another flood and drainage meeting with Severn Trent, the Internal Drainage Board and North Lincs Council yesterday. We have undertaken a number of these in the past couple of weeks to push forward the drainage improvement scheme Severn Trent are working on.  "The delivery of this scheme requ...

Carriageway Improvement Works - A614

Carriageway Improvement Works - A614

Andrew has been informed that East Riding Council will shortly start major highway improvement works along the A614 between the Portington Road junction near Howden, through Goole to the A645 Drax Road Roundabout near Airmyn. Andrew explains, "The works will start in March, and will consist of: resurfacing the existing carriageway, with a final running surfacing applied which generates extremely low surface noise levels whilst providing high levels of grip. I understand that drainage and footway...

Tribute to Josie Head

Tribute to Josie Head

I wanted to wait until the community and Josie's family had had the time to pay tribute to Josie Head in the Goole Times this week before posting this.  As many may know, Goole Mayor Josie Head passed away peacefully last weekend following her battle with cancer. Not only was Josie Mayor and a former East Riding Independent Councillor, she was also a good friend to me and someone I worked with and relied on for support over the years.  I will miss her very very much, especially the ear bashings ...

Free Book and Activity Pack at East Riding Libraries During Half Term

Free Book and Activity Pack at East Riding Libraries During Half Term

Andrew has been informed  that East Riding Libraries are providing families with a free activity pack and book during half term (15 – 20 February). Andrew explains, "I understand these packs will include a copy of the My Pet Star book along with some activity sheets. You can collect them from your local library during opening hours. "The books have been donated by Booktrust, the UK's largest children's reading charity. Booktrust have a useful website which includes some tips and advice on ...

Over 70s Vaccine Update

Over 70s Vaccine Update

Andrew has provided the following update on the vaccine rollout. Andrew reports: The UK vaccine programme continues to go from strength to strength with the UK having the highest vaccination rate of any major country on the planet. Only a few small countries such as Israel are doing better.  Approaching 20% of the entire UK population have now had the vaccine, compared to less than 3% in Germany for example. Our area has been ahead of most of the rest of the country in this.  The target o...

Flooding Insurance Reform and Consultation

Flooding Insurance Reform and Consultation

Andrew has provided an update on the Government's new consultation on flooding insurance reform. You can read Andrew's Facebook post below.  Andrew explains: The Government has announced proposals to reward flood-hit homes with discounted insurance premiums if they install flooding resilience measures in their homes. The proposals aim to incentivise households to implement measures such as installing flood doors or moving electrics up walls to reduce the impact of flooding.  This co...

Tom Pudding Way Litter Pick

Tom Pudding Way Litter Pick

Andrew joined Goole Councillors, Anne Handley, Nick Coultish and Barbara Jeffereys for litter picking on Tom Pudding Way in Goole earlier today. Andrew reports,  The Councillors undertake regular litter picks and I suggested this road after seeing the appalling amount of litter down it on my daily exercise! We managed to get 9 bags of litter which were duly collected by the East Riding Council. We will be doing more picks next week. There is perhaps a need for more bins on this stre...

The Towns Fund Debate

The Towns Fund Debate

Andrew took part in a debate in the Commons on the Government’s Town Deal fund earlier today. You can read Andrew's contribution to the debate below, or watch the speech on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial Andrew's speech: We will take no lectures from the Labour party, which had 13 years in power and did absolutely nothing to invest in any meaningful way in our towns across the north of England. I very much welcome the bids submitted by the two towns that cover my c...