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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 …

Priti welcomes £82K Government Grant for Layer Marney Tower

Category: Local News Published: 14th December 2020 - 11:31 am

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the award of a £82,886 grant to Historic Houses Foundation: The Marney Tower.  The money is part of the £92 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage which is managed by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This funding comes from the …

Priti Patel MP at the Newlands Shopping Centre, Witham (photo taken pre-Covid restrictions).

Local MP says: “Shop locally and shop safely on Small Business Saturday”

Published on 3rd December 2020 Published in Local News

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has urged local residents to “shop locally and shop safely” in advance of Small Business Saturday on 5th December. With the national coronavirus restrictions replaced on 2 December 2020 by local restrictions, some businesses that were previously closed have now reopened. Essex has been placed …

Priti encourages Witham constituents to take part in Greater Anglia Timetable Consultation

Published on 1st December 2020 Published in Local News

Greater Anglia has recently launched a consultation about proposed changes to its timetable due to be introduced in December 2021. The consultation document, which provides a summary of the proposed changes, and details of how to respond to the consultation can be found at: https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/great-eastern-mainline-dec-21-timetable-consultation As part of this consultation, …

Essex Police bolstered by an extra 82 police officers

Published on 29th October 2020 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the announcement that Essex has been bolstered by an additional 82 officers since the Government launched its major police recruitment drive, a year ago.  The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police across Essex up to 3,398, meaning that there …

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