Essex County Council

Priti Patel MP with members of the Coggeshall Working Group
Posted on: June 2, 2019

Priti Patel MP backs campaign to save Coggeshall Library

Witham MP Priti Patel has met with members of the Coggeshall Library Working Group to discuss plans to save the village’s library from the risk of closure, under proposals from Essex County Council. Priti has been pressing Essex County Council to reconsider their plans and to support and empower those …

A120 A12 working group
Posted on: June 1, 2019

Key stakeholders meet to plan A120 campaign for £2.2bn economic boost

The campaign to secure investment to dual the A120 has been reignited at a major stakeholder meeting at County Hall, Chelmsford (31 May), headed by Witham MP Priti Patel and Essex County Council Deputy Leader Kevin Bentley. With the Government set to make key decisions in the autumn on future …

Posted on: April 26, 2019

Priti Patel MP delighted by Rivenhall Incinerator refusal

The MP for Witham, Priti Patel, has welcomed the decision by Essex County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee to refuse two planning applications relating to the Rivenhall Incinerator. The proposals included increasing the chimney stack height and the Council’s planning officers had recommended the applications for refusal. The grounds for …

Posted on: April 11, 2019

Priti joins fight to save Wickham Bishops Library

Libraries are a fundamental part of our community that can provide a route for many to the outside world through books, learning & the internet. Priti Patel was pleased to meet with Cllr Henry Bass & a group of volunteers today to plan the campaign to save Wickham Bishops Library. …

Posted on: March 6, 2019

Priti calls for transport investment for Essex

Witham MP Priti Patel held a debate in Parliament today [6 March 2019] on transport infrastructure in Essex. During the debate she highlighted to the Government the importance to the economy of investing in new infrastructure in Essex. Priti spoke of the need to end the delays to the A12 …

Posted on: February 27, 2019

Priti calls for Armond Road Traveller Site Action

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on Braintree District Council and Essex Police to remove an unauthorised Traveller site on Armond Road, Witham. Despite fencing put up to prevent incursions, a number of caravans have appeared on the land. Priti said: “Yet again residents in Witham find themselves affected by …

Posted on: February 8, 2019

Priti calls for responses to libraries consultation

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on residents and community groups to respond to Essex County Council’s consultation on the future of library services, which closes later this month on 20 February. The plans recommend the closure of four out of eight libraries in the Witham constituency and the closure …

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Priti calls on Government to fund councils in Essex

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to look at rebalancing resources towards local councils in Essex during a debate on local authority funding in Parliament [15 January 2019]. During the debate Priti commended the innovation seen in local councils and highlighted the demographic pressures facing Essex County …

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