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Priti Patel MP with Daren McGrath MD of Tiptree Patisserie, with the home delivery packages the company diversified into during the lockdown.

Witham MP visits Tiptree Patisserie for discussion of post lockdown issues for small businesses

Published on 15th August 2020 Published in Local News

Tiptree Patisserie in Crittall Road, Witham hosted a visit from local MP Priti Patel on Friday (14thAugust).  Priti called in for a tour of the premises and to talk to Managing Director Daren McGrath about his struggles throughout lockdown and in the weeks since it was eased. Tiptree Patisserie caters …

Priti Patel MP (centre) with Dave & Tracy Arnott, owners of the White Hart Hotel & Public House, Witham

Witham MP drops in to support her local

Published on 25th July 2020 Published in Local News

The White Hart Hotel and public house in Newland Street, Witham hosted a visit from local MP Priti Patel on Friday (24th July 2020). Priti dropped in to meet the White Hart’s owners, Tracy & David Arnott and to hear all about the Hotel’s efforts to prepare for its re-opening …

From left: Faye Welsher, Family Liaison Officer, Jane Bass, CEO of Connected Learning, Priti Patel MP and Victoria Gooding, Head of School.

Witham MP praises Templars Academy for their support for vulnerable children

Published on 17th July 2020 Published in Local News

Priti Patel, the Witham MP called in to Templars Academy on Friday (17th July) to meet Jane Bass, who is CEO of Connected Learning and the school’s Executive Headteacher, Victoria Gooding, Head of School and Faye Welsher, Family Liaison Officer. During their meeting, they spoke at length about the many …

MP welcomes £334 million in Government grants for SMEs in Essex

Category: Local News Published: 15th July 2020 - 11:15 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the £334 million in Government cash grants that has been paid out to over 27,000 small and medium sized businesses across Essex. The funding, provided by the Government through the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund (RHLF), has …

Priti Patel MP welcomes new elective care centre at Colchester Hospital

Category: Local News Published: 14th July 2020 - 4:15 pm

Priti Patel, Member of Parliament for Witham, has welcomed the announcement that a new elective care centre for patients requiring planned orthopaedic surgery is to be built at Colchester Hospital. The Governing Bodies of NHS North East Essex and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) met today …

Priti Patel MP with Rodney Bass OBE (right) at a local Christmas party last year. Host, Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader of Essex County Council, looks on.

Priti pays tribute to legendary councillor

Published on 14th July 2020 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has paid tribute to former County and District Councillor Rodney Bass OBE, who passed away on 14 July 2020. Rodney spent fifty years as an elected representative between 1967 and 2017; and held many roles including, Chairman of Maldon District Council, Chairman of Essex County Council …

Jacqui Stone (left) and Wendy Bixby (right) of Abberton Rural Training showing Priti Patel the grow your own food starter pack.

Priti Patel backs grow your own food scheme for the vulnerable

Published on 13th July 2020 Published in Local News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has thrown her support behind a grow your own food scheme for individuals or families with financial difficulties who may be shielding and socially isolating in the Braintree District. The project is organised by Abberton Rural Training in partnership with Braintree District Council and provides free …

Priti Patel MP in discussion with Honywood School students and Headteacher, James Saunders.

Witham MP visits Honywood School for an update on its virtual education programme during lockdown

Published on 12th July 2020 Published in Local News

Responding to an invitation to visit Honywood School, Priti Patel, the Witham MP called in on Friday (10th July) to meet Headteacher, James Saunders to discuss the work that the school has been doing to support their students during the Coronavirus pandemic. The technological approach adopted at the School before …

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