Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

Proposed Rail Link to London

Proposed Rail Link to London

  Both I and Martin Vickers, MP for Cleethorpes, met with Alliance Rail recently to discuss a new route they are proposing that would link Cleethorpes, Scunthorpe and Thorne South with London.   I raised the possibility of the new service stopping at Barnetby which Alliance said they would seriously look at. They told us they expected that the new service could be ready by as early as 2014 but that it is subject to approval by the rail regulator.   Following on from the meeting I brought this to...

Winterton Junior School Grilling

Winterton Junior School Grilling

  I was back again at Winterton Juniors recently to receive a grilling from Year 6 pupils at the school about campaigning. The whole year group are involved in a campaign to improve road safety in the town along with a separate campaign to tackle litter. Having visited just a few weeks ago, the school took me up on the offer to come in again and help out on anything they felt I could be of use on.   Year 6 decided that I may be of use for campaigning tips and so I was subjected to an intense gri...

Tesco for Schools

Tesco for Schools

    I've now done three presentations for Tesco for schools voucher scheme, in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Gooole. The voucher scheme is a really great programme and provides schools with some fantastic resources. It was nice to be asked along to the presentations.

Singleton Birch, Melton Ross

Singleton Birch, Melton Ross

  I meant to blog this ages ago but forgot to! I recently visited Singleton Birch in Melton Ross which is one of the leading lime producers in the UK. Their quarry has been in existance since the early 19th century and the company still retains its four digital original company number. In fact at one time the guy who gave his name to Aston Martin cars acted as Company Director!

Andrew Sponsors Bill to Support and Protect Elderly People at Risk of Abuse

Andrew Sponsors Bill to Support and Protect Elderly People at Risk of Abuse

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has co-signed a Ten Minute Rule Bill to Support and Protect Elderly People and Adults at Risk of Abuse. The bill was presented by Belfast North MP Nigel Dodds and aims to promote awareness, to promote training on how to recognise and respond to abuse, to promote awareness and understanding of victims rights amongst agencies with responsibilities for providing, arranging, commissioning, monitoring and inspecting care services, to promote the development of loc...

Andrew Backs Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Andrew Backs Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

  Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy has backed Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week which started on Monday 15th November. The week aims to raise awareness about carbon monoxide poisoning and encourages people to purchase detectors or have their gas equipment checked regularly. Andrew met with John Murray and Rosie Beauchamp from the Gas Safety Trust last week to discuss the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. A recent report reveals the official carbon monoxide incident figures do not reveal the t...

Bus Surgery Hailed a Success

Bus Surgery Hailed a Success

  A bus surgery organised by Brigg and Goole MP, Andrew Percy, and East Riding Councillor, Caroline Fox, has been a hailed a roaring success. The bus surgery took place last Saturday and saw Mr Percy taking a specially converted community bus to a number of local villages for an ‘open surgery’. Snaith Mayor, John Barrett, also came along to lend support. The bus stopped in Adlingfleet, Ousefleet, Reedness, Swinefleet, Rawcliffe, Snaith, Pollington and Airmyn. The team were also joined by Sheena...

Andrew Visits Neuro Rehab Centre

Andrew Visits Neuro Rehab Centre

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy visited the Goole Neuro Rehab Centre at Goole Hospital last week to meet with manager Hilary McDaid and Consultant Myles Rogish. The centre helps to rehabilitate those who have suffered a brain injury, whether through road accident, assault, stroke or illness and is run jointly by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), a division of the Disabilities Trust, and North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trust. The centre opened in 2007 to address a shortage ...

Epworth Halloween and Isle Police Patrol

Epworth Halloween and Isle Police Patrol

  I spent Halloween in Epworth at the first Halloween event organised by the Town Centre Partnership that we helped to support the creation of. For a first event it was absolutely cracking and I had a great time, even managing to successfully ride a penny farthing down the street! There was a really good atmosphere on the street and the highlight for me was watching the Street Beat Dance Troop from the Isle performing thriller at dusk. The flickering streetlamps and carved pumpkins made it very ...

Andrew Wants Developers to do More

Andrew Wants Developers to do More

  Local MP Andrew Percy has sponsored a bill in Parliament that would change the law to make housing developers pay a bond to ensure that roads and drains on new developments were brought up to a proper standard after construction. The bill would force developers to pay a bond – a sum of money depending on the number of houses built. If they fail to do the work the council would do it on their behalf and claim it back from the bond. Once the land is adopted by the council the remaining money wo...