Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Covid-19 Tier 3 Update

Covid-19 Tier 3 Update

Andrew has provided the following update following the East Riding and North Lincolnshire being placed in Tier 3: New Tier Restrictions As I suggested in my post yesterday our area is being placed in the highest level of restrictions from next Wednesday, following the ending of the national lockdown. This will be reviewed after 2 weeks.  * * What does this mean? * In short this is my understanding of Tier 3 for us -  * - Gyms, swimming pools, golf clubs and leisure centres can reope...

Housing Proposal, Vicarage Fields, Scawby Road, Broughton

Housing Proposal, Vicarage Fields, Scawby Road, Broughton

Broughton residents should shortly be receiving a letter from me regarding a recent consultation opened by DDM Agriculture on their emerging plans for up to 79 swellings on the site above. They are presently in the stages of developing an outline planning application and have opened a consultation on the proposal.  This consultation can be viewed online at - https://ddmagriculture.co.uk/planning-consultations/vicarage-fields-scawby-road-broughton  As residents may remember, due to Covid-19 restr...

PMQs Question on Pubs in Tier 2

PMQs Question on Pubs in Tier 2

Andrew provided the following update after he raised a question at PMQs today on the issue of pubs and the Covid tier system.  Andrew said, "Earlier today, I had the opportunity to ask a question to the Prime Minister regarding restrictions on pubs in Tier 2 areas.  "There are no perfect solutions at the moment, as my inbox will attest. Whenever any new Covid-19 proposal is made – I am contacted by some who say we have gone too far, where...

Refurbishment of West Street Park, Winterton

Refurbishment of West Street Park, Winterton

Andrew has provided the following update on West Street Park in Winterton.  Andrew reports, "I am pleased to report that the tender for the complete refurbishment of West Street Park was awarded last night.  "This will include play equipment, a recreational area, and seating areas for all ages and abilities. The project is being funded by Winterton Town Council, the Conservative-led North Lincs Council, along with additional grant funding secured via my team.  "I understand the project wi...

Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields to Benefit from 15K Investment

Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields to Benefit from 15K Investment

Andrew and his team have once again secured funding for local community projects, with Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields benefitting from £15,000 of funding. £14,000 of this funding comes from the SEE Keadby Wind Farm Community fund, with £1,000 coming from Crowle and Ealand Town Council. The funding has been used to purchase security fencing and will equip a play area for the use of local families and visitors to the playing fields. The Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields Committee made the f...

Snaith Housing Proposals Refused

Snaith Housing Proposals Refused

Andrew has provided the following update on the recent Snaith housing proposals.  The East Riding Council Planning Committee yesterday unanimously rejected the proposal by Gladman Homes for 300 houses on land coming off Butt Lane, Snaith. As residents will know from my recent update letter, we also have two applications in by Bellway Homes for development next to the Punton Walk development. Some of this is on land allocated for housing and I will continue to update residents as a decisio...

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

As we pause this Armistice Day and remember 100 years since the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey, I wanted to share the story of one local World War One soldier whose story I was recently alerted to.  Swinefleet lad, John Duesbery, served with the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He died on 15th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. In a heartbreaking find after his death, his notebook was found containing a letter he had written to his mother wh...

Brigg Remembrance Service

Brigg Remembrance Service

Lest we forget An honour to attend the Brigg Remembrance Service this morning. Sad that this year wasn't as normal due to Covid restrictions but well done to the Town Council for doing their best in difficult circumstances.  Last night and over the weekend I have also laid wreaths at some of the other memorials across our area, including Crowle, Epworth, Broughton, Winterton and Pollington. Thanks to those laying on my behalf in other places today such as Goole.  Today is a reminder to u...

River Aire Flood Update Meeting

River Aire Flood Update Meeting

Andrew has provided the following update following a meeting with the Environment Agency to discuss the issue of flooding and the River Aire.   I have just held an update meeting with the Environment Agency regarding the River Aire in our area and the future management of the flood risk locally. I have shared some of what we discussed below. Snaith and Cowick * - The Section 19 Flood Inquiry by the East Riding Council will be released in the very near future. This will be a preliminary report as...

Normanby Hall Country Park Update

Normanby Hall Country Park Update

Andrew has provided the following update on the opening of Normanby Hall Country Park during lockdown. I am pleased to report that Normanby Hall Country Park will be open from Tuesday next week.  I was recently contacted by residents who were concerned that they might not be able to use the park during lockdown. I therefore made representations to the council on behalf of residents - stressing the importance of both physical and mental health during these difficult times.  The council ex...