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Over 6,000 Apprenticeship starts in Witham since 2010

Category: Local News Published: 7th February 2020 - 9:52 am

Witham MP Priti Patel has Welcomed National Apprenticeship Week, praising the Government and businesses for creating over 6,000 apprenticeship opportunities for Witham residents since 2010. Figures released by the Government show that from the last quarter of the 2009/10 academic year, through to the first quarter of the current 2019/20 …

Priti Patel MP with pupils at the Stanway Fiveways Primary School, holding the new books the MP donated to their library.

Priti visits Stanway Fiveways Primary School to discuss and promote literacy skills

Category: Local News Published: 27th January 2020 - 4:01 pm

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham has visited the Stanway Fiveways Primary School (24.01.20) to meet Head Teacher, Jackie Irwin, to discuss reading projects, improving literacy and Pupil Premium. The school has a particular interest in promoting reading, which fits in with Priti’s long term goal of continuing improvement in …

Priti addresses the students taking part in the Be Internet Citizens Workshop at Honywood Community Science School, Coggeshall.

Priti Patel visits workshop on internet citizenship at local school

Category: Local News Published: 27th January 2020 - 3:04 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel dropped in on a ‘Be Internet Citizens’ workshop held at the Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall on Friday 24th January. The workshop is part of Google’s digital citizenship programme, run in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and You Tube. The programme was …

Priti Patel MP (right) with Emma Palmer, CEO of Greenfields Community Housing Ltd

Priti meets up with Greenfields Community Housing CEO Emma Palmer

Category: Local News Published: 24th January 2020 - 5:54 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel has today (24th January) had a meeting with Emma Palmer, the Chief Executive of Greenfields Community Housing Ltd, at their offices in Braintree. Under discussion were the proposed merger between Greenfields and Colne Housing which could generate a £500 million investment to build thousands of …

From left. Frank Saunders, Team Leader – Rivenhall Incinerator, Priti Patel MP, Simon Hawkins, the Environment Agency’s Area Director for East Anglia and James Mason, Team Leader – Flood Alleviation scheme.

Priti questions Environment Agency over Rivenhall Incinerator

Category: Local News Published: 24th January 2020 - 5:40 pm

Witham MP Priti Patel has today (24.01.20) questioned the Environment Agency over the Rivenhall incinerator and the Agency’s intention to grant a permit to operate. The incinerator is widely opposed across the Witham constituency and the local area. While meeting the Agency’s Area Director for East Anglia,, Simon Hawkins, Priti …

Priti Patel holds a drone, while the technology is explained to her by James Arnett, Texo DSI’s Head of Operations & Remote Sensing

Priti Patel visits Witham based high tech drone survey and inspection company

Category: Local News Published: 10th January 2020 - 4:08 pm

The Witham MP, Priti Patel has paid a visit to Texo DSI Limited today (10th January 2020). The company, based on the Stepfield Industrial Estate in her constituency, gave Priti a briefing on their pioneering role in developing drone and crawler surveying technology and a tour of their premises, followed …

Rivenhall incinerator decision slammed by MP Priti Patel

Category: Local News Published: 6th January 2020 - 11:43 am

Witham MP and longstanding opponent of the Rivenhall incinerator, Priti Patel, has slammed the decision taken by the Environment Agency to issue a notice indicating that they are minded to grant a permit for the controversial waste site. The proposal to grant the permit is subject to a further stage …

Priti calls for action on local flooding

Category: Local News Published: 23rd December 2019 - 10:07 am

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has called on the Environment Agency to take urgent action to address flooding in the Witham constituency. A number of locations, including Langford, Kelvedon and Great Braxted, have been affected by heavy rainfall and rising river levels. Priti has also called on communities concerned by …

Public views sought on Newlands Centre Regeneration and Health Centre

Category: Local News Published: 16th December 2019 - 9:53 am

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham, is calling on the public to give their views on proposals to regenerate the Newlands Shopping Centre and include in the plans a new health centre facility. The proposals are being developed by Centre owners New River Retail and have been shared with Witham …

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