Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

Siemens Up Goole Production

Siemens Up Goole Production

Andrew hosted a reception for Siemens yesterday in the Jubilee Room of Parliament. Following the reception, Andrew said, "I was delighted to host Siemens' reception in Parliament yesterday, which was also attended by a number of apprentices from the Goole site (see photos). "The good news is that Siemens were able to announce at the event that the share of the new Piccadilly Line tube trains, which are going to be produced in Goole, will be significantly increased. Previously, about half of the ...

M62 Ouse Bridge – Overnight Closures

M62 Ouse Bridge – Overnight Closures

Andrew has provided an update regarding some overnight closures that National Highways are having to implement in order to carry out some essential works on the Ouse Bridge. Andrew explained on his Facebook page, “The first of these closures is tomorrow (Saturday) night between J36 and J37 of the Eastbound carriageway, commencing from 10:00pm and reopening before 6:00am on Sunday morning. They have explained that maintenance work on bridging plates will be undertaken during this closure. “I am i...

East Riding’s Free Compost Giveaway to Return Next Month

East Riding’s Free Compost Giveaway to Return Next Month

East Riding Council’s free compost giveaway will be returning in September. Andrew explains, "Due to the popularity of previous giveaways, this time more compost will be given out than ever before. I understand that around 6,500 bags of compost – 75 tonnes - will be handed out free to residents across the East Riding between September 5 to 20. "As I have mentioned previously, these giveaways are only possible due to the fantastic response of East Riding residents to recycling in their brown bins...

New Online Safety Assemblies for Local Schools

New Online Safety Assemblies for Local Schools

Andrew has provided an update from Google and Parent Zone regarding a new initative they have launched for local schools. Andrew explains, "I recently mentioned my previous work with Google and Parent Zone on online safety for young people along with their Be Internet Legends programme which I brought to schools in our area. "I am pleased to report that Google and Parent Zone have put together a brand new series of interactive online safety assemblies, taking place in the autumn term. "I am info...

Goole Subways - Network Rail

Goole Subways - Network Rail

Andrew has received an update from Network Rail regarding work to improve Goole’s subways. Andrew explains, “As residents will be aware, I have been working closely with Network Rail to address the long-running flooding issues in the subways at Goole level crossing. “While tens of thousands of pounds worth of investment has been made in recent years to enhance the drainage of the subways and mitigate flooding risks, these efforts have always served as interim solutions. The long-term ambition fo...

Local Funding Success - Isle of Axholme

Local Funding Success - Isle of Axholme

Andrew has provided the following update on local funding success. Andrew reports, "I am very pleased to have been able to, via my 'Bid Writing Service' help secure tens of thousands of support for two more local projects, this time in Crowle and Haxey. "In Crowle we have been able to secure £20k from SSE and £30k from the North Lincs Council Community Grants Pot towards Crowle Colt's £59k project for floodlights. £1k also came from Crowle Town Council with the men's team doing an amazing job of...

Summer Reading Challenge and other Free Activities at Local Libraries

Summer Reading Challenge and other Free Activities at Local Libraries

Andrew is encouraging local children and families to take advantage of the various activities taking place in libraries across the constituency. Andrew reports, “Residents may remember me mentioning the Summer Reading Challenge which is taking place both online and in our local libraries during the summer holidays. This is an annual initiative which encourages children, aged 4-11, to read and enjoy books during the summer. “In addition, East Riding Libraries are offering a series of other free a...

M62 Ouse Bridge Works Update

M62 Ouse Bridge Works Update

Andrew has received the latest update from National Highways regarding the ongoing Ouse Bridge works. Andrew reports, “the team have explained that all existing drainage covers on the upper deck of eastbound carriageway have now been removed and replaced, together with concrete repairs to the drainage channels. I am told that the same works will be undertaken on the westbound carriageway once the switch of the traffic is completed. “Furthermore, a full drainage survey has been completed at the e...

Goole and Snaith Under 5s Free Book Scheme Expansion

Goole and Snaith Under 5s Free Book Scheme Expansion

Andrew is very pleased to announce the expansion of the Goole and Snaith Imagination Library free booking gifting scheme. Andrew explained on his Facebook page, "I set this scheme up locally a few years ago which is the local branch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. "Children from birth to 5 receive a free book in the post every month with the aim of improving their pre-school literacy rates and growing a love of reading. "We have always had to carefully manage numbers as I fund or raise ...

Free Under 16s Swimming North Lincolnshire AND East Riding

Free Under 16s Swimming North Lincolnshire AND East Riding

Free swimming sessions are being made available to residents aged 16 and under in North Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire this summer. Andrew comments, "As residents may remember, providing free summer holidays swimming sessions to keep young people engaged and active over the summer hols has been a key local Conservative pledge in North Lincs for many years now. This year is no different and free swimming is back. "However, I am also pleased to report that, following the change of leade...