Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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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...

Imagination Library Parliamentary Reception

Imagination Library Parliamentary Reception

Andrew hosted the Imagination Library's Parliamentary Reception earlier this week.  Following the event, Andrew said, "This event was an opportunity to celebrate the success of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library scheme in the UK and to encourage other MPs to get involved with this fantastic initiative.  "As residents may remember, we recently celebrated the 10-year anniversaries for the North Lincs and the Goole and Snaith Imagination Library schemes that I helped set up. I am delight...

Brigg Flower Festival and Last Night at the Proms Event

Brigg Flower Festival and Last Night at the Proms Event

Andrew is encouraging residents to visit this year's Flower Festival in Brigg. Andrew reports, "I am delighted to inform residents that this year’s Flower Festival in Brigg will be taking place at St John the Evangelist Church between June 8th – 11th. The timings on the day are: 9.30am - 3.00pm, and refreshments will be served in the church hall daily between 9.30am - 2.30pm.    "Celebrating the King’s Coronation, the theme for the festival is: ‘A Right Royal Do’. Please do visit and see ...

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower Tours

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower Tours

Andrew is inviting residents to get in touch if they are interested in applying for free tickets for a tour of the newly refurbished Elizabeth Tower. Andrew explains, "I am informed that, following the completion of its conservation, the Elizabeth Tower will officially reopen to the public this summer.  As such, MPs have been provided with a certain number of free tickets for their constituents to tour the Tower and see the Big Ben bell.  "If you are a constituent and would like to regist...

Swinefleet 4R - Consultation on Planning Application for Variation of a Condition

Swinefleet 4R - Consultation on Planning Application for Variation of a Condition

Andrew has provided the following update on the Swinefleet 4R issue.  Andrew explains: As residents may be aware, a planning application was recently submitted to East Riding Council by 4R for a variation of one of the conditions set out when planning permission for the controversial waste facility was granted. Condition 4 of planning permission 20/00883/CM states that, “development shall not begin on the site until the passing bays/localised carriageway widening has been provided...

Neville Crescent, Winterton Drainage Issue

Neville Crescent, Winterton Drainage Issue

Andrew has provided the following update on the Neville Crescent, Winterton drainage issue. Andrew explains, "Thanks to Anglian Water for meeting myself and Ward Councillors, Elaine Marper and Ralph Ogg, on site in Winterton last week to discuss the sewer and drainage issue that has been impacting some residents in Neville Crescent. "The sewer had some slight damage which was allowing things flushed down the toilet to snag and cause blockages, including wet wipes which of course should not be fl...

Brigg Raft and Heritage Centre 10 Year Anniversary!

Brigg Raft and Heritage Centre 10 Year Anniversary!

Andrew visited the Brigg Heritage Centre on Friday to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary.  Andrew reports, "It was a delight to spend Friday evening at the Brigg Heritage Centre to celebrate a decade since we opened this centre and brought the historic Brigg Raft back to the town!  "The idea for the Heritage Centre came from Cllr Rob Waltham and we all worked together to secure the funding to create it as part of our plan to regenerate Brigg and promote the heritage of our area.  "Since then an ...

Government Funding For Local Schools

Government Funding For Local Schools

Andrew has provided the following update on government funding for local schools. Andrew reports, "On top of the recent announcements from the Conservative Government of a new Community Diagnostics Centre in our area and the funding of a multi-million pound energy project in Goole, I am delighted that we have today announced even more funding for our area. "This time the funding is part of the Condition Improvement Fund which is a £456 million national fund to improve the school estate. I...

£12 Million Awarded to East Riding for new Green Energy Scheme at Goole

£12 Million Awarded to East Riding for new Green Energy Scheme at Goole

Andrew has welcomed the government's funding for a new green energy centre at Goole. Andrew explains, "A grant of £12million has been awarded to East Riding Council to help fund a new green energy centre at Goole. "I understand the Goole Green Heat Network will allow homes and businesses to ditch their oil and gas boilers in favour of cleaner, cheaper energy. It will provide heat to homes and businesses, including local council buildings, from 2024, and will cut the town's carbon emission...