Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

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Road embankment scheme worth £700,000 due to begin near Goole

Road embankment scheme worth £700,000 due to begin near Goole

Andrew has provided an updated on road improvement works taking place near Goole. Andrew explains, "I am informed that, due to damage caused by the flooding back in early 2020, a section of the embankment and road to the south of the Gyme Corner roundabout is in urgent need of repair. "As such, East Riding Council are investing £700,000 for an improvement scheme to stabilise the road embankment along part of the A614 Thorne Road near East Cowick. "I understand that work is due to begin to...

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week

Andrew is encouraging local residents to get involved in Children’s Mental Health Week. Andrew explains, "This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. Between 6-12 February 2023, schools, families and communities across the UK are taking part in this annual campaign to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.   "A number of helpful resources have been designed for the campaign. This includes activity ideas and assembly guides, along with tips and vi...

British Steel Reports

British Steel Reports

Andrew took part in the Urgent Question on British Steel yesterday and provided the following update on his Facebook page. Andrew explained, "As residents may remember, the Government has provided hundreds of millions of pounds of support for British Steel in recent years, including paying the wages of staff for a long period when the previous ownership collapsed. "Since then the government has provided huge amounts of financial support for the company's energy costs, secured British Stee...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2023

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2023

Andrew met with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in Parliament earlier to support their campaign in eliminating cervical cancer in the UK and encourage women to attend their cervical screening when invited. . Andrew said, "I was pleased to meet with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (23rd-29th January) and support their goal in eliminating cervical cancer in the UK. "Sadly, cervical cancer currently kills two women in the UK every day and the charity is calling f...

Brigg Holocaust Memorial Service

Brigg Holocaust Memorial Service

Andrew attended the Holocaust Memorial Day service in Brigg yesterday. Andrew reports, "Thank you to Brigg Town Council for organising today's Holocaust Memorial Day service at the town's Holocaust memorial this afternoon.  "This is a really important event and I am so proud that Brigg and our area goes out of its way every year to remember the senseless murder of 6 millions Jews during the Holocaust. We also remember the millions of others murdered by the Nazis and all those killed in ge...

New Wren Site & More Jobs!

New Wren Site & More Jobs!

Andrew joined Holly Mumby-Croft MP and Cllr Rob Waltham on Friday to meet with Wren staff at the site of a new 1 million square feet facility for this local company at Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe. Andrew added, "The company will be creating a new facility on this 15 acre site allowing them to create many new jobs and expand their manufacturing locally.  "The site was opened up thanks to a £1 million grant from the Conservative government's Local Growth Fund and £300k from North L...

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

I was honoured to sign the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament this week. This pledges a commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and to paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Holocaust Memorial Day falls on 27th January every year, which is the anniversary of the liberation of the infamous former Nazi concentration and death camp, Ausc...

'Winter In Bloom' Grants - Haxey and Owston Ferry

'Winter In Bloom' Grants - Haxey and Owston Ferry

Andrew visited Haxey on Friday to award some further Winter in Bloom grants. Andrew said, "Completing the official handover of 'Winter In Bloom' grants to local communities saw me join Isle of Axholme South Councillor, David Rose, in Haxey last Friday.  "This time it was the turn of Haxey Parish Council and Owston Ferry Parish Council to receive £1290 and £984 respectively from this grant pot we set up at the Council. "Haxey Parish Council informed me that they planned to spend th...

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...