Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

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Brigg Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Brigg Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Andrew atteneded the Holocaust Memorial Day Event in Brigg last Friday - an opportunity to remember the 6 million Jewish poeple, and others, who were murdered in the Holocaust. Andrew reports, *"It was a pleasure to join with fellow members of the local Jewish community, Brigg Town Council, Holly Mumby-Croft MP, students from Sir John Nelthorpe School and religious leaders to hold an short service at the Brigg Holocaust Memorial on Friday. "We were able to say a few words, offer a prayer and hea...

Owston Ferry Grant

Owston Ferry Grant

Andrewq visited the Isle on Friday to welcome a grant for Owston Ferry. Andrew explains, *"It was great to join Isle of Axholme South Councillor, David Rose, and trustees and volunteers of the Coronation Hall in Owston Ferry yesterday to see the works being undertaken on the hall thanks to a grant from North Lincs Council. The works include the installation of a new ceiling, energy efficient lighting, repainting and new curtains etc. All of this has been made possible thanks to a grant of over £...

Goole Leisure Centre £17 Million Upgrade

Goole Leisure Centre £17 Million Upgrade

Andrew has provided an update on the Goole Leisure Centre upgrade. Andrew said, *"I am delighted that all the plans have now been passed for the upgrade of the Goole Leisure Centre. This is being made possible thanks to the funding I secured from the Conservative government as part of our Town Deal and thanks to funding from East Riding Council, led of course by Goole North Cllr, Anne Handley. The preparatory works had already commenced but final approval of the plans is now complete. The upgrad...

M62 Ouse Bridge Update

M62 Ouse Bridge Update

Andrew has been provided with an update on the ongoing Ouse Bridge works. Andrew reports, “Please see below the current status of the programme, together with proposed programme dates for the remaining phases of the works. “National Highways have stressed that the work phase dates are subject to change in the event of any adverse weather or any unforeseen issues identified. However, they have said that they feel they are far better equipped based on the first phase experience to address any issu...

Hear from a Holocaust Survivor

Hear from a Holocaust Survivor

Andrew is encouraging schools to take part in an online Holocaust Memorial Day event with a Holocaust survivor. Andrew said, "As part of commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day, schools across our area are being offered the opportunity to hear a Holocaust survivor share their testimony live online on Tuesday 23rd January, 10am. This live, interactive webcast with a Holocaust survivor is open to all schools and individuals." Find out more and sign up below:https://www.het.org.uk/holocaust-memor...

Goole Subways Update

Goole Subways Update

Andrew met with Network Rail recently to discuss plans for installing new drainage systems in the subways at Goole. Andrew reports, “As explained in previous posts, the plan is to install two separate systems with a pumping station for each subway and hopefully this will be the end of the drainage problems we have experienced here for so many years! “At the meeting, Network Rail presented the finalised designs, which are scheduled to be signed off in January. Construction should then start later...

St Norbert's School Visit and Q&A

St Norbert's School Visit and Q&A

Andrew recently visitied St Norbert's School in Crowle to speak with the pupils. Andrew reports, "It was great to be answering questions from Isle pupils recently as I visited St Norbert's Primary in Crowle. "I've visited this school regularly during my time as our MP and I am always impressed by how polite and well turned out the pupils are. "This visit was no exception and the questions were wide ranging and high quality as ever.""

Yorkshire Water Goole Area Community Fund Open

Yorkshire Water Goole Area Community Fund Open

Andrew has reported on the launch of the Yorkshire Water Goole Area Community Fund. Andrew reports, "As residents may remember, I asked Yorkshire Water to set up a community grant pot in recognition of the inconvenience we suffered recently due to the water pressure issues. "Yorkshire Water agreed to a one off £10,000 pot which is now live and taking applications. Groups in the East Cowick, Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge, Airmyn, Goole, Hook, Old Goole, and the Marshlands villages can apply. "No...

English Whisky Day Showcase in Parliament

English Whisky Day Showcase in Parliament

Andrew visited the English Whisky Day showcase in Parliament this week. Following the event, Andrew said, "I was delighted to welcome a local business, Elsham Wold Distillery, to the English Whisky Day event in Parliament this week. "I enjoyed speaking to the Elsham Wold Distillery team about their origins and the various products they have been making locally since 2020. Their whisky is crafted in North Lincolnshire whilst using malted barley from Yorkshire. The distillery is also only a few mi...

Goole Town Deal - Next Phase Event

Goole Town Deal - Next Phase Event

Andrew is encouraging residentsm to attend an event to discuss the Goole Town Deal next stages. Andrew said, "Residents can find out more about the Goole Town Deal and the next steps during an event taking place on Monday 27th November (12-7pm) at Goole Market Hall". The accompanyiong poster provides further details.