Andrew has provided the following update on his work with paralympic swimmer Will Perry and the Little People Charity to educate people on dwarfism.
Andrew reports, "Great today to meet with Disabilities Minister, Tom Pursglove, and paralympic swimmer Will Perry and Danielle, Andy and Rebecca from the Little People Charity, to discuss our ongoing campaign to end ignorance against people with dwarfism and promote positive messaging around people with dwarfism.
"I became involved in this issue fol...
Andrew has provided an update on the Broughton Village Hall solar panels.
Andrew reports, "It was great to catch up with Broughton and Scrawby Ward Councillors, Janet Lee and Carol Ross, in Broughton on Friday.
"I'm delighted to have helped secure over £16k for new solar panels for the Village Hall via the 'Bid Writing Service' I run locally.
"Alongside a contribution from the Village Hall themselves, we should see the solar panels installed shortly.
"This is good for the environment and hopeful...
Andrew is encouraging local kids to get involved with this year's Summer Reading Challenge.
Andrew explained on his Facebook page, "As I mentioned recently, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge will shortly be taking place.
"This is an annual initiative which encourages children, aged 4-11, to read and enjoy books during the summer holidays.
"This year’s challenge launches this weekend, Saturday 8 July to Saturday 9 September 2023, and is free to join online or at your local library. This year’s...
Andrew attended the Bloody Good Period Drop-in Event in Parliament this week.
Following the meeting, Andrew said, "It was great to pop in to the Bloody Good Period drop-in event this week in Parliament. I broadly support many of the campaign’s aims, particularly the ending of period poverty.
"I would also encourage employers and local authorities to make period products available to their staff and service users. As the campaign pointed out to me, employees are not normally asked to bring toilet...
East Riding Council are reminding residents to check if they are eligible for the latest round of Household Support Fund payments.
Andrew explains, "These payments of £350 are available to help those on low incomes or unpaid carers with energy and food bills.
"East Riding Council has been awarded £4.1m in the latest round of the Household Support Fund from the Government to support local residents with the cost of living."
To find out more and apply for the funding visit the following website:...
Andrew met with a Ukrainian MP this week in Parliament.
Following the meeting, Andrew said, "It was a pleasure to meet with Ukrainian MP Volodymyr Kreydenko in Parliament this week.
"Volodymyr is Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He accompanied me to a session of the HS2 Bill Select Committee which I chair.
"This was another opportunity to express our strong support for our Ukrainian colleagues in their fight against Russia’s aggre...
Goole has been named as a stage start for the Tour of Britain this year.
Andrew comments, "This is fantastic news once again for the town and literally puts us on the map! Not only will it showcase the town's fantastic location for investment, it will also be a boost for the town's economy. Well done to everyone involved in bringing the start of the Tour of Britain to Goole. There were plenty of other options in the East Riding that could have been chosen but Goole won the day!""
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Andrew hosted the Imagination Library's Parliamentary Reception earlier this week.
Following the event, Andrew said, "This event was an opportunity to celebrate the success of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library scheme in the UK and to encourage other MPs to get involved with this fantastic initiative.
residents may remember, we recently celebrated the 10-year anniversaries for the North Lincs and the Goole and Snaith Imagination Library schemes that I helped set up. I am delight...
Andrew is encouraging residents to visit this year's Flower Festival in Brigg.
Andrew reports, "I am delighted to inform residents that this year’s Flower Festival in Brigg will be taking place at St John the Evangelist Church between June 8th – 11th. The timings on the day are: 9.30am - 3.00pm, and refreshments will be served in the church hall daily between 9.30am - 2.30pm.
"Celebrating the King’s Coronation, the theme for the festival is: ‘A Right Royal Do’. Please do visit and see ...
Andrew is inviting residents to get in touch if they are interested in applying for free tickets for a tour of the newly refurbished Elizabeth Tower.
Andrew explains, "I am informed that, following the completion of its conservation, the Elizabeth Tower will officially reopen to the public this summer. As such, MPs have been provided with a certain number of free tickets for their constituents to tour the Tower and see the Big Ben bell.
"If you are a constituent and would like to regist...