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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Over 6,000 Apprenticeship starts in Witham since 2010

Witham MP Priti Patel has Welcomed National Apprenticeship Week, praising the Government and businesses for creating over 6,000 apprenticeship opportunities for Witham residents since 2010. Figures released by the Government show that from the last quarter of the 2009/10 academic year, through to the first quarter of the current 2019/20 …

Priti addresses the students taking part in the Be Internet Citizens Workshop at Honywood Community Science School, Coggeshall.
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Priti Patel visits workshop on internet citizenship at local school

The Witham MP, Priti Patel dropped in on a ‘Be Internet Citizens’ workshop held at the Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall on Friday 24th January. The workshop is part of Google’s digital citizenship programme, run in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and You Tube. The programme was …

Priti Patel MP (right) with Emma Palmer, CEO of Greenfields Community Housing Ltd
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Priti meets up with Greenfields Community Housing CEO Emma Palmer

The Witham MP, Priti Patel has today (24th January) had a meeting with Emma Palmer, the Chief Executive of Greenfields Community Housing Ltd, at their offices in Braintree. Under discussion were the proposed merger between Greenfields and Colne Housing which could generate a £500 million investment to build thousands of …

From left. Frank Saunders, Team Leader – Rivenhall Incinerator, Priti Patel MP, Simon Hawkins, the Environment Agency’s Area Director for East Anglia and James Mason, Team Leader – Flood Alleviation scheme.
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Priti questions Environment Agency over Rivenhall Incinerator

Witham MP Priti Patel has today (24.01.20) questioned the Environment Agency over the Rivenhall incinerator and the Agency’s intention to grant a permit to operate. The incinerator is widely opposed across the Witham constituency and the local area. While meeting the Agency’s Area Director for East Anglia,, Simon Hawkins, Priti …

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Rivenhall incinerator decision slammed by MP Priti Patel

Witham MP and longstanding opponent of the Rivenhall incinerator, Priti Patel, has slammed the decision taken by the Environment Agency to issue a notice indicating that they are minded to grant a permit for the controversial waste site. The proposal to grant the permit is subject to a further stage …

Posted on: December 23, 2019

Priti calls for action on local flooding

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has called on the Environment Agency to take urgent action to address flooding in the Witham constituency. A number of locations, including Langford, Kelvedon and Great Braxted, have been affected by heavy rainfall and rising river levels. Priti has also called on communities concerned by …

Posted on: December 16, 2019

Public views sought on Newlands Centre Regeneration and Health Centre

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham, is calling on the public to give their views on proposals to regenerate the Newlands Shopping Centre and include in the plans a new health centre facility. The proposals are being developed by Centre owners New River Retail and have been shared with Witham …

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