Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Question to the Prime Minister on Mental Health

Question to the Prime Minister on Mental Health

Andrew took part in the Prime Minister's Covid-19 update in the House of Commons yesterday, and has provided the below update on his Facebook page. You can watch a video of Andrew's question to the PM online here: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial Yesterday I raised with the Prime Minister the important issue of supporting people's mental health during this coming lockdown. In particular, I raised the issue of those suffering anxiety issues and the really valuable talking therap...

Brigg Angel Reopens as Community Hub Facility

Brigg Angel Reopens as Community Hub Facility

Andrew attended the reopening of the historic Angel in Brigg last week. Andrew reports, "The Angel has reopened as a community hub, as part of the Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council’s £5m community investment programme. I was joined by ward councillors Carl Sherwood and Nigel Sherwood, Council Leader Rob Waltham, and Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft, to mark the reopening of the transformed building in the town’s historic Market Place.  "The work on the Angel has included cre...

North Lincs and East Riding - Covid-19 Alert Level Raised

North Lincs and East Riding - Covid-19 Alert Level Raised

Andrew has provided the following update on Facebook regarding the North Lincolnshire's and the East Riding's move from Covid Tier 1 to Tier 2.  As residents may have gleaned from my post a couple of days ago, for the past week or so discussions have been taken about raising the alert level locally.  This has now happened and all four Councils in the Humber area will move from Tier 1 - Medium alert to Tier 2 High alert from 00.01 am on Saturday. This is still below the Very High Tier 3 th...

Old Goole Social Club Benefits from £6000 Investment

Old Goole Social Club Benefits from £6000 Investment

Andrew visited Old Goole Social Club last Friday to celebrate another funding success Andrew and his team worked to secure for the Goole area. The funding was secured thanks to support from the 'Bid Writing Service' Andrew runs locally to help support good causes across the constituency. This time Old Goole Social Club has benefited from £5,626 through the Goole Field Wind Farm Community fund with remaining funds coming from club finances and contributions from local club supporters. The f...

Road Improvement Works for Goole and Hook to Begin Next Month

Road Improvement Works for Goole and Hook to Begin Next Month

Road improvement works, costing £317,000 , are due to be carried out in Goole and Hook next month. Andrew explains, "East Riding Council will be carrying out resurfacing work and introducing new road markings at two locations in the area. I understand that the resurfacing work will begin in Stanhope Street, Goole, on Wednesday 4 November, and will then move on to Church Lane and Westfield Lane in Hook later in the month. "I have copied further information from the council below." Goole The schem...

Read with your Children During Time to Read Week

Read with your Children During Time to Read Week

This week saw the return of the BookTrust's annual Time to Read campaign, where families are encouraged to read with their children. Time to Read Week is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of reading together.  During the week, a range of online activities bring families together from communities across the country, inspiring them to continue reading with children at this crucial time in their lives.  Andrew adds, "As residents may be aware, I set up two Imagination Library schemes in th...

British Heart Foundation - Resources for Patients

British Heart Foundation - Resources for Patients

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has asked Andrew to share the following information for people living with heart and circulatory diseases who may be concerned about staying safe during this difficult time. In response to increased demand, the BHF has expanded the support and information available to people affected by heart and circulatory diseases. These resources include:    Heart Helpline – patients or their loved ones can speak directly with one of BHF’s specialist nurses about any querie...

Best To Check Campaign

Best To Check Campaign

Today marks the launch of the Teenage Cancer Trust's second "Best To Check" campaign, which aims to help teenagers and young people understand the common signs and symptoms of cancer in their age group and to encourage them to seek medical advice if they are concerned. Andrew adds, "I understand that, every day in the UK, around seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer, which is the leading cause of death from disease in that age group. However, with early diagnosis, lives can be ...

Snaith Housing Proposals Update – Have Your Say

Snaith Housing Proposals Update – Have Your Say

Andrew has written to residents in Snaith regarding the two applications shortly to be determined for new housing in Snaith. Both applications are for development by Bellway Homes, next to the Punton Walk development. Andrew explained the following on Facebook: Bellway Homes initially proposed a development of 535 houses in Snaith, but they have now reduced this to two separate applications for 120 homes and 180 homes. Should both applications be approved, I understand that restrictions wo...

Veterans Railcard Launch

Veterans Railcard Launch

Andrew has welcomed the Government's new Veterans Railcard, which was launched earlier today. The railcard offers an additional 830,000 veterans, who are not covered by existing discounts or railcards, up to one-third off most rail fares from 5 November. Moreover, it will also extend discounted travel to a named companion and up to four dependent children, if travelling with the cardholder. Andrew adds, "This initiative comes as part of the Government’s manifesto pledge to support ou...