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Priti Patel meets up with Realise Futures Social Enterprise

Category: Local News Published: 19th July 2019 - 5:44 pm

The MP for Witham, Priti Patel has today (19th July) met with Oscar Marsh, Engagement Co-Ordinator at the Realise Futures Social Enterprise, which is dedicated to finding work for disabled people in Essex and Suffolk.  They help with training and the development of new skills and operate six social businesses …

Priti’s support for local children’s charity Brainwave

Category: Local News Published: 19th July 2019 - 5:42 pm

Witham’s MP, Priti Patel has caught up with Brainwave, the children’s charity, at their Essex Centre in Witham today, (19th July). Priti has supported Brainwave and helped with their fundraising activities for many years. She was joined for a briefing meeting on the charity’s latest activities by Cllr Ron Ramage, …

Priti Patel throws her support behind campaign for new stem cell donors

Category: General News Published: 18th July 2019 - 6:43 am

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham has attended a cross-party Parliamentary event today (17th July) to learn about the importance of the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register. The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign and #Match4Meena, were supported by their local Member of Parliament Neil O’Brien and blood cancer charity Anthony …

Regional businesses surveyed on A120 dualling campaign

Category: Local News Published: 16th July 2019 - 10:33 am

Businesses across the East of England are being surveyed over the A120 dualling proposals between Braintree and the A12 in support of the campaign to secure investment for the long-awaited and much-needed dualling scheme. The survey, which has been sent out this week, was developed by the Essex Chambers of …

Priti Patel keeps up the pressure for Marks Tey upgrade

Category: Local News Published: 16th July 2019 - 7:28 am

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, is keeping the pressure on Government and key stakeholders for a much needed upgrade to Marks Tey Station.  Greater Anglia nominated the station in November for highest priority Access for All Funding but it was turned down in April.  Priti has since made several representations …

The A120 campaign board at their meeting on 11th July

Businesses pledge support for A120 improvement campaign

Category: Local News Published: 12th July 2019 - 6:33 am

Major regional businesses have today (11.07.19) attended the A120 board meeting at County Hall, Chelmsford to show their support for proposals to dual the A120. The creation of a business board and establishment of A120 Campaign Champions is a key part of the campaign to persuade the Government to include …

Priti Patel with members at the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce Stakeholder Conference

Regional transport conference chaired by Priti Patel MP outlines route to major Government investment in GEML

Category: General News Published: 12th July 2019 - 6:29 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has today (11th July) chaired the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce Stakeholder Conference, at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford.  The Conference updated key stakeholders on the progress being made by the GEML Taskforce and focused on the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC), which is nearing completion and is …

Priti Patel MP welcomes Essex County Council’s decision to keep libraries open

Category: Local News Published: 9th July 2019 - 3:51 pm

Priti Patel, the Witham MP, has welcomed today’s announcement (9.07.19) by the Leader of Essex County Council, Cllr David Finch at a full council meeting that no public libraries in Essex will close over the next five years.  She has written to Cllr Finch requesting further details of the new …

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