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Priti welcomes new funding for safe return of our High Streets

Published on 24th March 2021 Published in National News

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has warmly welcomed new funding announced by the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to help support the safe return of businesses reopening in high streets and seaside resorts across the East of England as Coronavirus restrictions start to ease in the weeks and …

Priti looks out for residents troubled by heavy traffic in Great Wigborough and Woodham Mortimer

Published on 17th March 2021 Published in Local News

Concern is being expressed by residents on the Maldon Road through Great Wigborough, about the amount, type and speed of the traffic using that route.  They are particularly concerned about the increasing number of HGVs, which cause considerable vibration in nearby properties, which are very close to the road.  It …

Littering up our highways

Published on 16th March 2021 Published in Local News

A number of constituents have written to Priti about the egregious state of the verges on major trunk roads in the Witham area and, in particular, the A12 which have been getting into a disgraceful state. The section between Witham and Ipswich has  been particularly badly affected with litter and …

Priti welcomes Beaulieu Park Station plans

Published on 9th March 2021 Published in Local News

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed Essex County Council’s plans to approve funding and other agreements to deliver the new Beaulieu Park Station. The new station, situated between Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford, will provide additional capacity for passengers, support local housing growth and with three platforms will help to …

Priti welcomes Budget Support for Businesses, Families and Freeport for Essex

Published on 3rd March 2021 Published in Local News

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the Budget statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, that gives families and businesses ongoing help through the coronavirus pandemic and establishes a new economy boosting freeport in Essex. To help families, the Budget included an extension of the Coronavirus Job …

Covid update 2 (revised 4.02.21)

Published on 1st February 2021 Published in Local News

Essex-wide COVID-19 vaccination website launched I’m pleased to see that the NHS in Essex has launched a new website this week, giving residents the latest information and advice on the local COVID-19 vaccination programme. Created by Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership (MSEHCP), it can be accessed by …

COVID-19 Update

Published on 22nd January 2021 Published in Local News

Vaccination roll out First mass vaccination centre in East Anglia opens The first mass vaccination centre offering Covid-19 jabs to residents of Suffolk and north Essex opened on Wednesday 26th January 2021, which is really good news. The centre, at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, is one of 30 new …

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Priti Patel welcomes new train on Braintree/Witham to London route

Published on 16th December 2020 Published in Local News

The MP for Witham, Priti Patel, has welcomed the news that the first of the new Bombardier designed suburban trains from Greater Anglia went into service on the Braintree/Witham to London route at 06.40 this morning (16.12.20). The new train has additional seating capacity and the passenger experience has been …

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