Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

Hear from a Holocaust Survivor

Hear from a Holocaust Survivor

Andrew is encouraging schools to take part in an online Holocaust Memorial Day event with a Holocaust survivor. Andrew said, "As part of commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day, schools across our area are being offered the opportunity to hear a Holocaust survivor share their testimony live online on Tuesday 23rd January, 10am. This live, interactive webcast with a Holocaust survivor is open to all schools and individuals." Find out more and sign up below:https://www.het.org.uk/holocaust-memor...

Goole Subways Update

Goole Subways Update

Andrew met with Network Rail recently to discuss plans for installing new drainage systems in the subways at Goole. Andrew reports, “As explained in previous posts, the plan is to install two separate systems with a pumping station for each subway and hopefully this will be the end of the drainage problems we have experienced here for so many years! “At the meeting, Network Rail presented the finalised designs, which are scheduled to be signed off in January. Construction should then start later...

St Norbert's School Visit and Q&A

St Norbert's School Visit and Q&A

Andrew recently visitied St Norbert's School in Crowle to speak with the pupils. Andrew reports, "It was great to be answering questions from Isle pupils recently as I visited St Norbert's Primary in Crowle. "I've visited this school regularly during my time as our MP and I am always impressed by how polite and well turned out the pupils are. "This visit was no exception and the questions were wide ranging and high quality as ever.""

Yorkshire Water Goole Area Community Fund Open

Yorkshire Water Goole Area Community Fund Open

Andrew has reported on the launch of the Yorkshire Water Goole Area Community Fund. Andrew reports, "As residents may remember, I asked Yorkshire Water to set up a community grant pot in recognition of the inconvenience we suffered recently due to the water pressure issues. "Yorkshire Water agreed to a one off £10,000 pot which is now live and taking applications. Groups in the East Cowick, Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge, Airmyn, Goole, Hook, Old Goole, and the Marshlands villages can apply. "No...

English Whisky Day Showcase in Parliament

English Whisky Day Showcase in Parliament

Andrew visited the English Whisky Day showcase in Parliament this week. Following the event, Andrew said, "I was delighted to welcome a local business, Elsham Wold Distillery, to the English Whisky Day event in Parliament this week. "I enjoyed speaking to the Elsham Wold Distillery team about their origins and the various products they have been making locally since 2020. Their whisky is crafted in North Lincolnshire whilst using malted barley from Yorkshire. The distillery is also only a few mi...

Goole Town Deal - Next Phase Event

Goole Town Deal - Next Phase Event

Andrew is encouraging residentsm to attend an event to discuss the Goole Town Deal next stages. Andrew said, "Residents can find out more about the Goole Town Deal and the next steps during an event taking place on Monday 27th November (12-7pm) at Goole Market Hall". The accompanyiong poster provides further details.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Siemens Rail Village Expansion in Goole

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Siemens Rail Village Expansion in Goole

Andrew has provided an update following his latest visit to the Siemens site in Goole. Andrew reports, *"I was delighted to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Siemens’ new warehouse facility at Goole. I was joined by neighbouring MP David Davis. "This latest expansion project at the Goole Rail Village will see the development of a new regional materials and logistics warehouse. The site will store materials for Siemens Mobility’s train manufacturing and maintenance locations across the Unite...

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Andrew attended Remembrance Sunday commemorations in Brigg and Barnetby this year. Following the visits, Andrew said, *"It was a privilege to attend the Remembrance Sunday parades in Brigg and Barnetby today. "Many thanks to all those who organised these events and thanks also to all of the groups who supported them. Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, local schools, sports clubs and community groups all played their part today. "A special thank you to the Brigg Air Cadets who led us off on both parades and...

Yorkshire Water Update - Compensation & Community Fund

Yorkshire Water Update - Compensation & Community Fund

Andrew has provided the following update on the water pressure issues that have impacted the Goole area. Andrew reports, "I met with Yorkshire Water again today to discuss the issues that have affected the Goole area since the water tower was taken out of use a couple of weeks ago. Here is the latest:- Current Situation "As explained previously, the original burst in East Cowick was fixed two weeks ago, but to ensure water quality the 2-foot main pipe that supplies the area could not be switched...

Visit to Southern Israel

Visit to Southern Israel

** Warning - This is a long and at times graphic post ** I returned Wednesday morning from a two-day visit to Israel, a country I know well and have strong connections to and have a love of. I visited with another British MP alongside politicians from 7 countries in Europe from across the political divide. It is hard to describe what I saw, heard, watched and worst of all smelt whilst in the country. I am still processing these experiences and they will live with me forever. I am sharing them he...