Andrew is encouraging local communities to apply for cash via the In Bloom initiative. This funding can be used for planters, flowers and shrubs, all of which enhance our local areas and are beneficial to the environment.
Andrew adds, "In Bloom is a fantastic scheme which encourages communities to create planting displays to visually enhance their local area for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. In addition, it promotes volunteering and provides opportunities for communities to partic...
Andrew is encouraging residents to take part in the annual Restart A Heart Day (RSAH) campaign.
Andrew explains, "Ahead of Restart A Heart Day (RSAH), which takes place on 16 October, the Resuscitation Council UK have asked me to share their new CPR training video with constituents, so that more people can learn how to #RestartAHeart.
"The goal of Restart A Heart Day is to both increase public awareness of cardiac arrests and increase the numbe...
Andrew has provided the following update on Brigg Signal Box.
Andrew said, “Following resident concerns about the condition of Brigg Signal Box, we were recently in touch with Network Rail about their maintenance plans for the building.”
“I understand repainting of the signal box, like what we saw recently at Appleby, was originally deferred until at least 2024 due to the cost of the timber repairs required. Therefore, I am pleased to see that contractors are on site and some work is being done ...
Andrew is encouraging local businesses to put themselves forward for the @SJLInsurance Business Awards.
Andrews says, “If you own a start-up or your business has been affected by the pandemic, you could secure a £2000+ business grant. As part of the competition, finalists also get the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges at the Houses of Parliament. Best of luck to any businesses that enter in our area.”
Entries close at 12pm on 7 October 2022. To find out more and apply, please see this li...
This week is Libraries Week (3rd - 9th October), an annual showcase and celebration of libraries.
There will be various events taking place in libraries to celebrate Libraries Week, including for young children, so do see the following links to check what’s taking place near you:
This month marks 10 years since Andrew launched the Goole and Snaith Imagination Library scheme at an event at Marshlands Children’s Centre, Old Goole.
Andrew reports, “As residents may know, through the programme, a free age-appropriate book is delivered in the post every month to enrolled children, from birth until their fifth birthday.
“This wonderful initiative was originally established by Dolly Parton in her home state of Tennessee, USA, where she grew up in poverty along with her 11 broth...
Andrew has provided the following update on the Lower Aire.
Andrew reports, "As residents will know, I have continued to meet regularly with the EA and others to push for action on the commitments made following those floods. I met again with the EA last week for an update on their work and to express my concerns and those of residents about the time it is taking to get to the next stage of this process. That next step is the completion of the river modelling work which is vital to provi...
Andrew is encouraging local pubs to enter this year’s Community Pub Hero Awards.
Andrew explains, "The aim of this competition, which is run by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, is to celebrate pubs that go the extra mile to support their local communities and raise money for charity."
There are separate awards for this year’s competition:
- Community Regular Hero: recognising an individual or group of customers who help the pub’s fundraising efforts o...
It was an absolute privilege this weekend to spend some time helping marshal the line in London for those wanting to pay their respects in Westminster Hall to Her Majesty The Queen.
I joined a team of civil servants and MPs as we worked alongside the army, RAF, police and others in helping organise the several miles long queue.
I was posted to help at Waterloo Bridge which was still about 5 hours from the entrance to Westminster Hall. Our job was to keep spirits high, check on those who may nee...
On Friday, Andrew joined fellow MPs in the House of Commons in paying tribute to Her Late Majesty The Queen on behalf of constituents, and pledging loyalty to our new King.
You can read Andrew's speech below, or see a video of the speech on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial
I rise to associate my constituents with the tributes made today to Her late Majesty and, on behalf of the people of Brigg and Goole and the Isle of Axholme, to...