Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Goole and Snaith Under 5s Free Book Scheme Expansion

Goole and Snaith Under 5s Free Book Scheme Expansion

Andrew is very pleased to announce the expansion of the Goole and Snaith Imagination Library free booking gifting scheme. Andrew explained on his Facebook page, "I set this scheme up locally a few years ago which is the local branch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. "Children from birth to 5 receive a free book in the post every month with the aim of improving their pre-school literacy rates and growing a love of reading. "We have always had to carefully manage numbers as I fund or raise ...

Free Under 16s Swimming North Lincolnshire AND East Riding

Free Under 16s Swimming North Lincolnshire AND East Riding

Free swimming sessions are being made available to residents aged 16 and under in North Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire this summer. Andrew comments, "As residents may remember, providing free summer holidays swimming sessions to keep young people engaged and active over the summer hols has been a key local Conservative pledge in North Lincs for many years now. This year is no different and free swimming is back. "However, I am also pleased to report that, following the change of leade...

Trade Watch Relaunch in Brigg

Trade Watch Relaunch in Brigg

Andrew recently visited Brigg to welcome the relaunch of the Trade Watch scheme. Andrew reports, *"I recently met with Town Councillors for the relaunch of the Trade Watch sticker in Brigg. "As residents may remember, Trade Watch is an initiative that was set up to tackle the issue of doorstep crime. The scheme sends a clear message to rogue traders that residents will not buy from them at the door and that they will be reported. "The scheme is going to be relaunched and delivered to every home ...

Winterton Pavilion Solar Panels

Winterton Pavilion Solar Panels

Andrew visited Winterton recently to celebrate the funding success for the Pavilion's solar panels. Andrew explains,*"Another successful application for funding via my 'Bid Writing Service' saw us secure over £18k towards solar panels on the building. "Thanks to SSE for their grant pot which we hope will cut costs. I met with Town Mayor and Ward Councillors, Elaine, Ralph and Helen, on site recently to view the panels and celebrate the successful funding.""*

Marshlands Primary Visit Parliament

Marshlands Primary Visit Parliament

Andrew provided the following updatefollowing Marshlands Primary's visit to Parliament. Andrew reports, *"I was delighted to meet with Marshlands Primary School during their visit to Parliament on Thursday. "The school took part in the “Story of Parliament” programme, where they were taken on a tour of the Palace of Westminster. After their tour, I met them in Parliament’s Education Centre for a Q and A session. As is always the case with schoolchildren, they asked some really interesting and in...

Dwarfism Campaign

Dwarfism Campaign

Andrew has provided the following update on his work with paralympic swimmer Will Perry and the Little People Charity to educate people on dwarfism. Andrew reports, "Great today to meet with Disabilities Minister, Tom Pursglove, and paralympic swimmer Will Perry and Danielle, Andy and Rebecca from the Little People Charity, to discuss our ongoing campaign to end ignorance against people with dwarfism and promote positive messaging around people with dwarfism. "I became involved in this issue fol...

Broughton Village Hall Solar Panels

Broughton Village Hall Solar Panels

Andrew has provided an update on the Broughton Village Hall solar panels. Andrew reports, "It was great to catch up with Broughton and Scrawby Ward Councillors, Janet Lee and Carol Ross, in Broughton on Friday. "I'm delighted to have helped secure over £16k for new solar panels for the Village Hall via the 'Bid Writing Service' I run locally. "Alongside a contribution from the Village Hall themselves, we should see the solar panels installed shortly. "This is good for the environment and hopeful...

Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Andrew is encouraging local kids to get involved with this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Andrew explained on his Facebook page, "As I mentioned recently, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge will shortly be taking place. "This is an annual initiative which encourages children, aged 4-11, to read and enjoy books during the summer holidays. "This year’s challenge launches this weekend, Saturday 8 July to Saturday 9 September 2023, and is free to join online or at your local library. This year’s...

Bloody Good Period Drop-in Event

Bloody Good Period Drop-in Event

Andrew attended the Bloody Good Period Drop-in Event in Parliament this week. Following the meeting, Andrew said, "It was great to pop in to the Bloody Good Period drop-in event this week in Parliament. I broadly support many of the campaign’s aims, particularly the ending of period poverty. "I would also encourage employers and local authorities to make period products available to their staff and service users. As the campaign pointed out to me, employees are not normally asked to bring toilet...

East Riding Household Support Fund

East Riding Household Support Fund

East Riding Council are reminding residents to check if they are eligible for the latest round of Household Support Fund payments. Andrew explains, "These payments of £350 are available to help those on low incomes or unpaid carers with energy and food bills. "East Riding Council has been awarded £4.1m in the latest round of the Household Support Fund from the Government to support local residents with the cost of living." " To find out more and apply for the funding visit the following website:...