Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

Isle AONB Survey

Isle AONB Survey

Andrew is encouraging Isle residents to take part in a survey on designating the Isle of Axholme as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Andrew explains, "Myself and the Isle's 6 Conservative Councillors recently met to try to secure a designation for the Isle of Axholme as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This will provide us with enhanced protections for our environment and our ecosystems on the Isle and strengthen our hand against inappropriate development. The Is...

Andrew Raises Flood Defence Funding Question at PMQs

Andrew Raises Flood Defence Funding Question at PMQs

Andrew took part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) to raise the issue of flood defence funding. Following his question, Andrew added, "I got to raise the important issue of flood defence funding in Prime Minister's Questions today. As I pointed out to the PM, we are one of the most flood prone areas of the country and welcome the record flood defence funding the government has introduced, something I campaigned for. "This fundi...

White Ribbon Day 2022

White Ribbon Day 2022

Andrew is supporting White Ribbon Day – a day to raise awareness of the White Ribbon campaign to end male violence against girls and women. Andrew adds, "I am pleased to be a White Ribbon Ambassador, having previously hosted events in Parliament on behalf of White Ribbon UK, along with speaking to our local students about the importance of the White Ribbon campaign to end violence against women. "I urge local residents to join the campaign and help tackle violence against women. " This ...

Update on Riverbank Stabilisation at Airmyn

Update on Riverbank Stabilisation at Airmyn

Andrew has provided the latest update from the EA on the Riverbank Stabilisation works at Airmyn.  Andrew explains, "As I have mentioned previously, the aim of these works is to stabilise and protect the bank of the River Aire in front of the existing flood defences in Airmyn. This is of course a project that was first proposed a number of years ago, with funding only being allocated more recently. "The EA’s latest update states that approvals have now been granted to complete all of the works f...

Winterton and Burton Project Funding

Winterton and Burton Project Funding

Andrew provided the following update on funding projects in Burton and Winterton. Andrew explained on his Facebook page, "Great to be in Burton and Winterton recently for the official handover of cheques to support some great local projects, including a new sleigh for Santa! "I joined Ward Councillors, Elaine Marper and Helen Rowson, along with Scunthorpe MP, Holly Mumby-Croft, as we met with the groups involved in these very worthy projects.  "The funding has all come from the North Linc...

Lest We Forget - Remembrance Sunday 2022

Lest We Forget - Remembrance Sunday 2022

Andrew attended Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in both Goole and Barnetby this year, paying his respects to those who have served, sacrificed, and continue to serve our country to keep us safe.   Andrew explained on his Facebook page: "A privilege to attend and lay wreaths at the Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in Goole and Barnetby today.  "Many thanks to all those who took part in these services and helped to put them together, including the Royal British Legion, Parish and Town Cou...

Network Rail - Goole Subway Meeting

Network Rail - Goole Subway Meeting

Andrew has provided the following update, further to his recent meeting with Network Rail to discuss Goole subways.  Andrew explained the following on his Facebook page:  I held a meeting with Network Rail last Thursday to discuss the long-running saga of flooding issues in the Goole subways. We recently had another bout of this which, in fairness, Network Rail responded to quite quickly. This was in part caused by litter building up yet again as the subways are something of a wind...

Bye Bye Brigg and Goole

Bye Bye Brigg and Goole

Andrew has provided the following update after the Boundary Commission published their constituency boundary proposals today. Andrew said, "For those interested in such things, the Boundary Commission which decides the constituency boundaries has today published their latest proposals.  Once again, as fully expected, this constituency will be abolished at the next election and split four ways into what are largely four other existing constituencies.  - Brigg and Wolds and the Broughton an...

Wrawby Flashing Speed Signs

Wrawby Flashing Speed Signs

Andrew recently joined Brigg and Wolds Ward Councillors, Nigel and Carl Sherwood and Rob Waltham, to meet with the Chair and Vice Chair of Wrawby Parish Council to celebrate funding for new flashing speed signs in Wrawby. Andrew reports, “Whilst speeding enforcement is a matter for the police, myself and the local Councillors try to do our part in improving road safety. Conservative-run North Lincs Council has now granted £3000 to the Parish Council for the purchase and installation of tw...

Canal and River Trust Meeting

Canal and River Trust Meeting

Andrew provided the following update after his recent meeting with the Canal and River Trust in Parliament. Andrew said, "I met the Canal and Rivers Trust in Parliament recently as part of their 10 years as a charity charged with the guardianship of England's canals.  "Goole of course is a town that only exists today because of the Victorian canal system which created the Aire and Calder Canal Company and ultimately created modern Goole.  "My ancestors were some of the earliest resident...