Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

Crowle Peatland Railway Opening

Crowle Peatland Railway Opening

Andrew provided the following update after his visit to the Crowle Peatland Railway on Friday.  Andrew reports, "It was great to be in Crowle on Friday for the official opening of the Crowle Peatland Railways new facilities ahead of the public open day this weekend. My job was to open the new cafe officially!  "The volunteers have done an amazing job on this project which is helping to preserve an important part of the history of the Moors and the Isle.  "We are proud to have helped sup...

Laptops for Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge Primary Schools

Laptops for Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge Primary Schools

Andrew has welcomed the announcement that Drax has donated 83 laptops to schools in the Brigg and Goole constituency, to ensure that no child is left behind as a result of the Covid pandemic.  Andrew reports, "Great news that Drax have continued their local donation of laptops to schools in our area. The company asked me to nominate local schools for these which I have done on a number of occasions, most recently Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge Primary Schools.  "I am pleased that Drax too...

Aire & Calder Breach Repair Programme Update

Aire & Calder Breach Repair Programme Update

Andrew continues to liase with the Canal & River Trust regarding progress on the Aire & Calder Navigation breach repair programme. The Canal & River Trust have now sent Andrew the latest update on the project below:    Current Situation We continue to carefully manage water levels to allow passage between the Aire & Calder Navigation to the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, and to maintain levels in Goole Docks. The stop planks in Goole Caisson are due to be removed ne...

Crowle Drainage and Flooding Update

Crowle Drainage and Flooding Update

Andrew recently joined Isle of Axholme North Councillors, John Briggs and Julie Reed, for another of their recent update meetings with Severn Trent, North Lincs Council and the Isle of Axholme Drainage Board. These on-going meetings are designed to keep up the pressure for action on the drainage issues in Crowle and ensure that all the various agencies are working together.  Andrew reports, “We hope to have a final decision from Severn Trent in the next few months on their multi-million pound up...

Goole Town Deal

Goole Town Deal

Andrew took part in questions to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in the House of Commons earlier today, to raise the Goole Town Deal bid with the Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick MP.  Andrew explained on Facebook, “I raised the Goole Town Deal bid in Parliament today. The bid for up to £25 million of funding for Goole's regeneration is now with the Government and we expect a decision in weeks. I used the opportunity to bang the drum for Goole again in the House...

Winterton Play Area

Winterton Play Area

Andrew visited Winterton on Friday to see the new play area equipment that his local team helped secure funding for.  Andrew reports, "I popped by Friday to have a look at the new play equipment in Winterton I am pleased to have helped secure funding for. The equipment looks fab and the park should be open to the public shortly.  "Through the bid writing service I operate from my office we helped secure £50k for the new equipment. North Lincs Conservative-run Council provided £30k further...

Get Your Free Covid Tests in the Post - Without symptoms

Get Your Free Covid Tests in the Post - Without symptoms

Andrew is urging residents to take advantage of the Government's offer to send out free asymptomatic Covid tests in the post.  Andrew explains, "As residents may be aware, the Government bought large numbers of Covid self-test kits which can be easily administered at home.  "These arrive in the post for free via NHS test and trace, and I would urge residents to take up this offer, which you can continue to reorder.  "As the country continues its route out of lockdown, people will ...

Local Funding Successes Update

Local Funding Successes Update

Andrew has provided a further update on funding that our local team has helped secure for some fantastic local projects.  Andrew reports on Facebook, "As residents will remember from previous posts, I have been able to help secure significant funding for a number of local charities and good causes via the bid writing service I established and offer through my Community Support Manager, Julie Reed, and my local team. In fact, I am very pleased to report that we have now helped secure fundi...

45-49s Invited To Book Covid Vaccine

45-49s Invited To Book Covid Vaccine

Andrew has provided the below update on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Andrew reports on Facebook: "The government's target to offer a vaccine to all over 50s, those aged over 16 with certain conditions, carers and health and social care workers by mid-April having been met, the vaccine programme is now open to those in their 40s. Well done to all in the NHS and industry who have helped deliver this.  "To begin with this will be those aged 45-49 who are now invited to book a vaccine online...