Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

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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:...

Andrew Meets with Ukrainian MP, Volodymyr Kreydenko

Andrew Meets with Ukrainian MP, Volodymyr Kreydenko

Andrew met with a Ukrainian MP this week in Parliament. Following the meeting, Andrew said, "It was a pleasure to meet with Ukrainian MP Volodymyr Kreydenko in Parliament this week. "Volodymyr is Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He accompanied me to a session of the HS2 Bill Select Committee which I chair. "This was another opportunity to express our strong support for our Ukrainian colleagues in their fight against Russia’s aggre...

Goole Named as a Stage Start for the Tour of Britain

Goole Named as a Stage Start for the Tour of Britain

Goole has been named as a stage start for the Tour of Britain this year. Andrew comments, "This is fantastic news once again for the town and literally puts us on the map! Not only will it showcase the town's fantastic location for investment, it will also be a boost for the town's economy. Well done to everyone involved in bringing the start of the Tour of Britain to Goole. There were plenty of other options in the East Riding that could have been chosen but Goole won the day!"" You can read mo...