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From left: Bradley Quirk from FareShare, Priti Patel MP with Tina Townsend from The Witham Hub & Witham Community Fridge.

Priti praises key workers and volunteers on visit to Witham Community Hub

Category: Local News Published: 6th July 2020 - 9:49 am

On Friday 3rd July, Witham MP Priti Patel visited The Witham Hub which runs the Witham Community Fridge to meet key workers and volunteers who have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure that local people who were shielding received vital food packages and medicines.  The work was carried out …

Priti welcomes £28K for local football pitches

Category: Local News Published: 19th June 2020 - 12:05 pm

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 …

Priti welcomes re-opening of Colchester Zoo

Category: Local News Published: 11th June 2020 - 9:49 am

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 …

MP’s Disappointment over Rivenhall Incinerator Decision

Category: Local News Published: 4th June 2020 - 12:03 pm

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 …

Priti Patel MP supports Summer Reading Challenge

Category: Local News Published: 1st June 2020 - 11:47 am

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 …

Priti backing the County’s businesses

Category: Local News Published: 22nd May 2020 - 3:39 pm

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 …

Priti comments on future of garden communities in north Essex

Category: Local News Published: 20th May 2020 - 10:56 am

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 …

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