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Witham MP Priti Patel with key members of the Museum of Power team during her visit in August 2019. From left, Debbie Thomas, Museum Manager, Dr Roger Griffin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and James Gulleford, Assistant Museum Manager.

Local MP is ‘thrilled’ by news of £890,700 National Lottery heritage grant for Maldon’s Museum of Power

Published on 8th April 2021 Published in Local News

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham has expressed her delight at the news that the Museum of Power in Langford, Maldon will be receiving a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £890,700 for its Powering Forward project. The project will make major improvements to the visitor offer at the Museum …

Littering up our highways

Category: Local News Published: 16th March 2021 - 10:14 am

A number of constituents have written to Priti about the egregious state of the verges on major trunk roads in the Witham area and, in particular, the A12 which have been getting into a disgraceful state. The section between Witham and Ipswich has  been particularly badly affected with litter and …

Priti welcomes Beaulieu Park Station plans

Category: Local News Published: 9th March 2021 - 5:45 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed Essex County Council’s plans to approve funding and other agreements to deliver the new Beaulieu Park Station. The new station, situated between Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford, will provide additional capacity for passengers, support local housing growth and with three platforms will help to …

Priti welcomes Budget Support for Businesses, Families and Freeport for Essex

Category: Local News Published: 3rd March 2021 - 5:52 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the Budget statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, that gives families and businesses ongoing help through the coronavirus pandemic and establishes a new economy boosting freeport in Essex. To help families, the Budget included an extension of the Coronavirus Job …

High Water Levels in the Witham Constituency

Category: Local News Published: 2nd February 2021 - 9:59 am

I am aware that local people are concerned about the high-water levels we are experiencing in Witham at the present time.  As a result, I have been liaising with the Environment Agency over the past weekend to ensure that they are fully aware of the situation and are closely monitoring …

Covid update 2 (revised 4.02.21)

Published on 1st February 2021 Published in Local News

Essex-wide COVID-19 vaccination website launched I’m pleased to see that the NHS in Essex has launched a new website this week, giving residents the latest information and advice on the local COVID-19 vaccination programme. Created by Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership (MSEHCP), it can be accessed by …

COVID-19 Update

Category: Local News Published: 22nd January 2021 - 4:30 pm

Vaccination roll out First mass vaccination centre in East Anglia opens The first mass vaccination centre offering Covid-19 jabs to residents of Suffolk and north Essex opened on Wednesday 26th January 2021, which is really good news. The centre, at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, is one of 30 new …

A photograph of the new Bombardier train taken on its arrival at London Liverpool Street is attached.

Priti Patel welcomes new train on Braintree/Witham to London route

Published on 16th December 2020 Published in Local News

The MP for Witham, Priti Patel, has welcomed the news that the first of the new Bombardier designed suburban trains from Greater Anglia went into service on the Braintree/Witham to London route at 06.40 this morning (16.12.20). The new train has additional seating capacity and the passenger experience has been …

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