Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

Broughton Village Hall Solar Panels

Broughton Village Hall Solar Panels

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...

Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Summer Reading Challenge 2023

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...

Bloody Good Period Drop-in Event

Bloody Good Period Drop-in Event

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 Household Support Fund

East Riding Household Support Fund

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 Meets with Ukrainian MP, Volodymyr Kreydenko

Andrew Meets with Ukrainian MP, Volodymyr Kreydenko

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 Named as a Stage Start for the Tour of Britain

Goole Named as a Stage Start for the Tour of Britain

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!"" You can read mo...

Imagination Library Parliamentary Reception

Imagination Library Parliamentary Reception

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.  "As 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...

Brigg Flower Festival and Last Night at the Proms Event

Brigg Flower Festival and Last Night at the Proms Event

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 ...

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower Tours

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower Tours

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...

Swinefleet 4R - Consultation on Planning Application for Variation of a Condition

Swinefleet 4R - Consultation on Planning Application for Variation of a Condition

Andrew has provided the following update on the Swinefleet 4R issue.  Andrew explains: As residents may be aware, a planning application was recently submitted to East Riding Council by 4R for a variation of one of the conditions set out when planning permission for the controversial waste facility was granted. Condition 4 of planning permission 20/00883/CM states that, “development shall not begin on the site until the passing bays/localised carriageway widening has been provided...