Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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...

Andrew Meets With Ambulance Trust

Andrew Meets With Ambulance Trust

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has met with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to discuss local response times, call handling and the performance of the local service. Andrew with the Ambulance Trust at their headquarters in Wakefield last week. Andrew has agreed to help support the recruitment of more First Community Responders in our rural areas to help improve the speed at which life saving help gets to those most in need. Andrew also discussed how the Ambulance Service works in relation ...

MOBILE SURGERY TO VISIT VILLAGES THIS WEEKEND

MOBILE SURGERY TO VISIT VILLAGES THIS WEEKEND

  Local MP Andrew Percy and local Councillors, Caroline Fox and Gordon Megson, will be dropping into various villages this Saturday with a special community bus to undertake a series of open surgeries for local residents. The team have hired a specially converted bus that will enable residents in many of our more isolated villages to meet with their local representatives to raise local concerns. Andrew Percy MP says, “I have always said that I wanted to be as accessible an MP as possible and, ...

Success following Andrew Percy MP’s Calls for a Cross-Party Meeting to discuss A160

Success following Andrew Percy MP’s Calls for a Cross-Party Meeting to discuss A160

  Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy has succeeded in his call for a meeting with Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP, to discuss the delayed upgrade of the A160. Mr Percy raised the issue in the House of Commons at Transport Questions and called for Mr Baker to meet with a cross-party delegation to discuss the A160 scheme following the news this week that the upgrade is now likely to be funded in 2015. The Minister agreed to the meeting following Mr Percy’s request. Andrew Percy MP says, “The pr...

Government Commits to Protect Post Office Network

Government Commits to Protect Post Office Network

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed the Government’s decision to more than double its subsidy to the Post Office over the next four years. The new Government has committed an additional £1.3bn of funding to avoid the mass Post Office closure programme planned by the previous Labour Government. The Coalition has also ruled out any further Post Office closure programme as occurred under the last Government which resulted in more than 4,000 Post Offices closing. Andrew Percy MP says,...