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Priti Patel MP cutting the ribbon to declare Pickles Playhouse open, with help from new owner Marie Downes and a friend!

Pickles Playhouse gets VIP re-launch

Published on 16th September 2020 Published in Local News

Priti Patel MP has formally opened the new revamped Pickles Playhouse at Unit 12, 27 Crittall Road, Witham CM8 3DR. Opening its doors to the public on Friday 18th September, Pickles Playhouse provides a soft ball entertainment centre for children of 7 years of age and under. Part of the …

Priti Patel (centre) with left to right: Paul Banks, CEO of Chelmsford Learning Partnership, Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex CC Cabinet Member for Education & Learning, Koulla Anslow, Headteacher of Lakelands Primary School and Jason Grimble, Senior Site Manager for Barnes Contruction

Priti visits the new Lakelands Primary School in Stanway

Published on 11th September 2020 Published in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has today (11th September) visited the new 420-place Lakelands Primary School in Wagtail Mews, Stanway, Colchester. Construction of the £6.5million school, which has been part-funded by Essex County Council (ECC) and S106 funding, started in October 2019 but Barnes Construction were required to pause works during …

Priti Patel MP with General Manager, David Knight (left) and Steve Milnes Regional Director during her tour at South East Galvanizers.

Priti Patel picks up ‘very positive feedback’ as local businesses bounce back from C-19

Published on 4th September 2020 Published in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has today (4th September) toured Witham’s industrial estates to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and economic recovery with local business leaders. Priti visited and toured the premises of South East Galvanizers and Masterframe Windows as well as holding a catch-up meeting with the directors …

Priti welcomes A12 route announcement

Category: Local News Published: 28th August 2020 - 5:04 pm

The Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed Highways England’s preferred route announcement for the A12 widening scheme between junctions 23 and 25. The preferred route alignment follows on from the proposals in the 2017 consultation and the announcement made last year for the stretch of road between junctions 19 to …

Priti Patel MP chats with MGJ Engineering’s owner, Mick Johnson during her tour of the firm’s workshops

Priti Patel MP visits Witham engineering company that played vital role in supporting the food industry during lockdown

Published on 21st August 2020 Published in Local News

The Witham MP, Priti Patel has today (21st August 2020) made a visit to local firm MGJ Engineering, Moss Road, Witham to meet the owner and staff, Mick Johnson, and team. Priti was given a short tour of the premises followed by a briefing about their firm’s contribution to overcoming …

Priti welcomes refusal of Bloor Homes planning appeal

Category: Local News Published: 18th August 2020 - 3:14 pm

The Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the decision of an independent planning inspector to refuse a planning appeal for a development of up to 255 dwellings on a site off Maldon Road, Tiptree (opposite Tiptree Heath Primary School). The application by Bloor Homes had originally been rejected following strong …

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