Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Imagination Library Birthday Bash

Imagination Library Birthday Bash

Andrew visited Normanby Hall on Friday to take part in the 10 year anniversary party for the North Lincolnshire Imagination Library scheme.  Andrew reports, "We had a great afternoon at Normanby Hall on Friday celebrating 10 years of the North Lincs Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  "It was great to have the Chief Exec over from Tennessee to join the celebrations with us and also to hear about the academic research showing that children who have been a part of the Imagination Library hav...

Epworth and Belton Grants

Epworth and Belton Grants

Andrew visited Epworth this morning to celebrate 'Winter In Bloom' grants for Epworth and Belton. Andrew explains, "Great to join Isle of Axholme Central Ward Councillors, Tim Mitchell and Dave Robinson, for the handing over of 'Winter In Bloom' grants to Epworth Town Council and Belton Parish Council this morning.  "This was an initiative the local Conservatives established at North Lincs as one of our local promises to support local communities and to brighten up our towns and villages...

Ambulance First Responder Scheme 10th Birthday

Ambulance First Responder Scheme 10th Birthday

Andrew has provided an update on the anniversary of his work as a local First Responder. Andrew said, "This is a couple of months overdue but I have just realised that the Yorkshire Ambulance First Responder Scheme I set up for Goole, Hook and Airmyn back in 2012 has just passed its 10 year anniversary.   "In the run up to 2010 and then following my election as our MP that year, I realised that ambulance response times in our area were below the national average. I met Yorkshire Ambulance...

M62 Ouse Bridge - Update

M62 Ouse Bridge - Update

Andrew has received an update from National Highways on the ongoing Ouse Bridge works. National Highways have reported: “since our last update, we have successfully established further bridging plates in lane 3 [right-hand lane] of the eastbound carriageway where traffic is currently running and undertaken further surfacing on the bridge deck and the crossover areas. The establishment of these further plates will enable us, once we commence the joint replacement works, to undertake the joint wor...

Dolly Congratulates 10 Years of Imagination Library

Dolly Congratulates 10 Years of Imagination Library

Andrew has provided an update on the North Lincs Imagination Library scheme's 10 year anniversary.  Andrew reports, "We have had a lovely letter congratulating us on 10 years of the North Lincs Imagination Library which has now delivered over 800,000 free books to over 20,000 under-5s across North Lincs. "I took the idea for the Imagination Library to North Lincs Council a decade ago to try to secure their support to fund the project. Cllr Rob Waltham, who was in charge of the education brief at...

Broughton Outdoor Gym Equipment Success

Broughton Outdoor Gym Equipment Success

Andrew has provided an update on some outdoor gym equipment that has been secured for Broughton with the help of Andrew's bid writing service.  Andrew explains, "Residents may remember last year that I reported on how we had helped secure funding for some outdoor gym equipment in Brigg. When I reported that good news, some residents asked about similar equipment for Broughton too. "Following work with the Town Council, who also reached out on this subject, I am pleased to report that we have now...

More Funding Success for Crowle and Ealand

More Funding Success for Crowle and Ealand

Andrew has welcomed the latest round of funding successes which were secured via the help of the Bid Writing Service he set up for local good causes and charities.  Andrew reports,  "I am delighted to report that the 'Bid Writing Service' I offer from my office to support local good causes and charities, has once again been able to secure thousands of pounds of support for local good causes.  "We have now raised well over £1 million for local good causes through this service which helps s...

Park Homes – Warm Home Discount Scheme

Park Homes – Warm Home Discount Scheme

A Park Homes Warm Home Discount scheme has launched today, which is available to a limited number of park home residents in England, Wales and Scotland. Andrew explains, "The means-tested scheme is administered by Charis Grants Ltd and I understand they have enough funding to provide an estimated 3,000 awards of £150. It is on a first-come, first-served basis, so I would encourage eligible park home households to apply as soon as possible. "Applications are online and you can find the applicatio...

Raising Awareness of the Ask for Angela Scheme

Raising Awareness of the Ask for Angela Scheme

Ask for Angela is a scheme which encourages anyone who feels unsafe or threatened whilst in a pub or other venue to discreetly ask staff for help. Andrew explains, "Pubs, bars and other venues which are taking part in the scheme will display Ask for Angela posters on their premises. If you feel unsafe, threatened or are subjected to unwanted attention in these venues, you can ask a staff member for “Angela” and they will help you get out of that situation discreetly." Please see the following li...

Local School to Benefit from Government’s £1.8 billion School Rebuilding Programme

Local School to Benefit from Government’s £1.8 billion School Rebuilding Programme

Andrew has welcomed today's announcement that Sir John Nelthorpe School has been selected for the latest round of the Conservative Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.  Andrew explains, "The School Rebuilding Programme, which is backed by £1.8 billion of government funding this financial year, will help to rebuild and refurbish primary, secondary, and specialist schools, in addition to sixth form colleges.  "The funding for Sir John Nelthorpe School will help to deliver state of the ...