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Posted on: 31st January 2019

Campaign against Gimsons growing in strength

Witham MP Priti Patel, local campaigners and councillors have met to discuss the next steps to take in opposing the large housing development plans for the Gimsons site. Hundreds of local residents across Witham have been lobbying Braintree District Council to reject the plans for a wide range of reasons …

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Priti meets residents at Lunch Club

Witham MP Priti Patel has visited the Witham Town Lunch Club, whose membership numbers were boosted following Priti’s Advice and Information Fair held last year. The Lunch Club meets three times a week where meals are available to local residents in the community and they now have eight new members. …

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Priti Patel MP meets Christmas Card competition winner

Priti Patel, Member of Parliament for Witham, visited Hatfield Peverel St. Andrew’s Junior School today to meet Jasmine Fenwick, the 8-year old winner of her 2018 Christmas card competition [Friday 25 January 2019]. Priti met Jasmine to thank her for her outstanding design and congratulated her on winning the competition. …

Posted on: 30th January 2019

Priti calls for Backstop removal

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Prime Minister to negotiate the removal of the backstop and other changes to the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union. Speaking during the House of Commons debate on the action the Government should take following the vote against the Withdrawal Agreement earlier …

Posted on: 30th January 2019

Priti Patel MP calls for action on Witham Health Centre

Priti Patel, Member of Parliament for Witham, chaired a meeting with Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Witham Town GPs on Friday afternoon to press for action to secure the delivery of a new multi-purpose health centre in Witham [Friday 25 January 2019]. Priti has previously expressed her concerns …

Posted on: 30th January 2019

Priti calls for call-in on Incinerator plans

Witham MP Priti Patel has asked the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to exercise his powers to call-in the current planning application for the Rivenhall Incinerator. Speaking in the House of Commons [28 January 2019], Priti highlighted to the Secretary of State that the original planning …

Posted on: 29th January 2019

Priti calls for better funding for Essex

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Treasury to review funding made available for schools, health services and the police in Essex as part of the forthcoming comprehensive spending review which sets multi-year spending parameters. Funding per capital from central government for those services is lower than in other …

Posted on: 28th January 2019

Priti welcomes Barbrook Lane refusal

Local MP Priti Patel has welcomed the decision taken by Colchester Borough Council to refuse the outline planning application by Gladman for 200 dwellings on a green space off of Barbook Lane, Tiptree. Priti has been working with local residents to oppose the application and has highlighted to the Council …

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