Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Brigg Angling Club Improvements

Brigg Angling Club Improvements

Andrew recently visited Manley Gardens in Brigg to welcome funding for the fishing pond.  Andrew reports, "It was great to be down at Manley Gardens, Brigg last week to celebrate funding from the Community Fund we created at the Council in 2011 to improve the fishing pond. Thanks to a grant of about £5000 new fishing spots have been put in place and improved disability access is being provided.  "The Brigg Syndicate Angling Club received the funding and thanks to some additional donations, where...

Westwoodside Play Area

Westwoodside Play Area

Andrew was in Westwoodside earlier today to celebrate funding for the local play area. Andrew explains, "Good to be down on the south of the Isle this morning in Westwoodside for the formal handing over of the cheque to pay for the resurfacing of the play equipment with a new soft surface.  "Cllr David Rose joined me for the hand over of the £15k from the North Lincs Community Fund we set up at the Council some years ago.  "Thanks to Westwoodside Playing Fields Association for their work ...

Andrew Meets Royal British Legion to Discuss Support for the Armed Forces Community

Andrew Meets Royal British Legion to Discuss Support for the Armed Forces Community

Andrew is pleased to be supporting the Royal British Legion’s Everyday Needs Grant scheme.  Andrew recently joined David Davis MP to meet with the RBL in Parliament and discuss their new scheme. The scheme is designed to help people with essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes and heating. Grants are worth up to £2,400 over 12 months and are available to people including serving and ex-serving personnel and their families, dependents and carers   Members of the Armed Forces communi...

Andrew Chairs Flood and Droughts Meeting

Andrew Chairs Flood and Droughts Meeting

Andrew hosted a roundtable in Parliament this week to discuss how the country better manages flood and drought prevention schemes. As residents may remember, Andrew was recently elected by cross-party MPs to Chair the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sustainable Flood and Drought Management. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Association of Drainage Authorities, Internal Drainage Boards, the Country Land and Business Association, the Environment Agency, UK Irriga...

Apply for In Bloom Funding

Apply for In Bloom Funding

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...

Restart a Heart 2022

Restart a Heart 2022

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...

Brigg Signal Box Update

Brigg Signal Box Update

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 ...

Competition for Start-ups and Small Businesses

Competition for Start-ups and Small Businesses

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...

Libraries Week

Libraries Week

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: https://www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/whats-on/ https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/schools-libraries-and-learning/libraries-in-north-lincolnshire/

Goole and Snaith Imagination Library – 10th Anniversary

Goole and Snaith Imagination Library – 10th Anniversary

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...