Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

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Lower Aire Flood Management Update

Lower Aire Flood Management Update

Andrew recently met with the Environment Agency regarding the ongoing investigations and works into the 2020 floods in Snaith and East Cowick. Andrew has mailed out an update to residents on the latest actions as per the below - Dear Resident(s), Following on from my update of a few months ago, I thought residents might appreciate a further update on the ongoing work to respond to the flooding event of 2020. Whilst this was some time ago now, I can assure residents that I have continued to push ...

Goole Railway Upgrade & Electrification & Road Upgrades

Goole Railway Upgrade & Electrification & Road Upgrades

Andrew has provided the following update on local rail upgrades. Andrew reports, "I am delighted that the government has today announced as part of its new 'Network North' railway upgrades that Goole is included on the list to see a rail and route upgrade. "As part of the planned line upgrade and electrification of the Sheffield-Hull route, Goole will see it's line electrified meaning faster and more frequent trains. "It has been a concern for a time that as the railway industry increasingly mov...

More Buses for the Isle

More Buses for the Isle

Andrew has provided the following update on additional buses for the Isle. Andrew explains, "Was great to join Isle Councillors, Tim Mitchell and Judy Kennedy, recently to celebrate this extra services through the Isle to Doncaster. "Please remember also that the local Conservatives recently launched the Isle community bus which connects communities across the Isle - https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/.../community-bus-service.../ "We will only be able to justify continued funding for these services ...

M62 Ouse Bridge – Closures

M62 Ouse Bridge – Closures

Andrew has received further details from National Highways regarding the next phase of works and closures on the M62 Ouse Bridge. Andrew reports, "Weather permitting, the following will take place next week: "Monday 25 September overnight from 8:00pm to 5:00am – full closure of both eastbound and westbound M62 between J36 and J37. I am informed this is to allow access to the central reservation and verges to divert the anemometer located on the bridge. They will also use this time to survey cr...

400+ More Jobs for Goole Area

400+ More Jobs for Goole Area

Andrew was in Goole earlier today to welcome the announcement of further jobs in the local area. Andrew explains, "Fantastic news today for the Goole area with an announcement that Finnish tissue products manufacturer, Metsa Tissue, have picked the Goole area as the site of their first UK manufacturing facility. This investment runs to hundreds of millions of pounds and will create 400+ plus direct jobs at the site and many more in the supply chain and during construction. I met with Metsa a few...

Goole - Gibraltar Link

Goole - Gibraltar Link

Andrew attended this year's Gibraltar National Day celebrations and met with the Gibraltar Minister for Culture to discuss the link between Gibraltar and Goole. Andrew said, *"I had the pleasure of attending the Gibraltar National Day celebrations a couple of weeks ago which gave me the opportunity to refresh a decades long link between Goole and Gibraltar. Many people might not be aware but Goole and Gibraltar were officially twinned decades ago, something I only realised last year when I was t...

Hook Play Park Funding

Hook Play Park Funding

Andrew has provided the following update on improvements to Hook play park. Andrew explains, *"I am delighted to have helped secure funding for the newly installed outdoor gym equipment at the Play Park in Hook. The equipment installed includes: double squat push, arm and pedal cycle, anergise multi-gym unit, double sit up bench, combi pull down challenger and power push. You can find user guides, to help users exercise safely, from the Hook Parish Council Facebook page and the Hook Community Fo...

Elsham Water Treatment Works Visit

Elsham Water Treatment Works Visit

Andrew provided the following update following his visit to Elsham water works. Andrew reports, *"I had a great visit to Anglian Water's Elsham water works last Friday. The works provide much of the drinking water for the Brigg and Scunthorpe area. "It was very interesting to hear how our local drinking water is sourced and how it is treated. Anglian Water are planning further improvements to our drinking water with the installation of UV treatment. This is similar to what I saw at Yorkshire Wat...

Asbestos Register Bill Speech

Asbestos Register Bill Speech

Andrew introduced a Bill into Parliament yesterday on the important issue of asbestos in buildings. The aim of his Ten Minute Rule Bill is to create a national register of asbestos present in non-domestic buildings. You can read Andrew's speech below. Andrew Percy *I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for a national register of asbestos present in non-domestic premises and of the condition of that asbestos; and for connected purposes. May I begin by thanking Mesotheli...

M180 Bridge – Outmill, Beltoft

M180 Bridge – Outmill, Beltoft

Andrew has received an update from National Highways regarding essential works to the M180 flyover bridge at Beltoft. Andrew reports, “As local residents may be aware, National Highways currently have a lane closure on the M180 to protect a beam that became exposed after the arm of an excavator being towed by a lorry struck the bridge, badly damaging it. The closure is necessary as any further strikes to the beam could severely compromise the integrity of the bridge. “There are also traffic sign...