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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Priti welcomes £28K for local football pitches

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the announcement that nine football clubs across the Witham constituency will be receiving £28,000 in grants from the Pitch Preparation Fund.  The money will help get 47 pitches ready for football being played again and support a total of 110 teams.  The Fund, which …

Posted on: June 11, 2020

Priti welcomes re-opening of Colchester Zoo

The Witham MP, Priti Patel has welcomed the announcement from the Government that zoos can reopen from 15th June 2020. Colchester Zoo, which is located in her Witham constituency, has been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and Priti has been in contact with the Zoo and made the case …

Posted on: June 4, 2020

MP’s Disappointment over Rivenhall Incinerator Decision

Witham MP Priti Patel has expressed her disappointment with the decision made by the Environment Agency to grant a variation to their permit to allow the controversial Rivenhall waste incinerator to operate with a stack height of 35 metres. The permit relates to the emissions that will be caused by …

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Priti Patel MP supports Summer Reading Challenge

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and is calling on young people across the Witham constituency to take part. The annual Summer Reading Challenge is run by The Reading Agency and encourages young people to read at least six books during the summer. This year’s …

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Priti backing the County’s businesses

Witham MP Priti Patel has been holding a series of virtual meetings with the Essex Chambers of Commerce and businesses from across the County to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Priti has been listening to the concerns raised by businesses as well as their suggestions on how the …

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Priti comments on future of garden communities in north Essex

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has responded to the report issued by planning inspector Roger Clews (19.05.20) on the examination of the local plan proposals for garden communities in north Essex.  Mr Clews’ report found that the proposed Braintree/Colchester Borders Garden Community in the Witham constituency was not deliverable or …

Posted on: April 22, 2020

Witham MP’s Get Witham Reading event to go ahead

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has confirmed that this year’s ‘Get Witham Reading’ will go ahead on Friday 3 July 2020, despite schools being closed to the majority of pupils due to Covid-19. Priti has hosted Get Witham Reading at local schools every year since it was first launched in 2012. …

Posted on: March 17, 2020


My office continues to remain available to support and assist constituents with all enquiries and casework. Following Government advice to tackle coronavirus, our ways of working are changing. Enquiries will continue to be responded to as soon as possible and we ask for your patience as it may take longer …

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Priti Patel MP challenges Greater Anglia on roll out of new trains

Priti Patel, the Member of Parliament for Witham, has challenged Greater Anglia over reports that the roll out of the new Bombardier trains for suburban services has been delayed until the autumn. The roll out of Greater Anglia’s new trains commenced last summer and the first of the new Bombardier …

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