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Priti Patel MP with Headteacher David Bome, during her visit to Copford Church of England Primary School.

Priti Patel supports Copford Primary School’s efforts to find funding for classroom upgrades

Published on 28th February 2020 Published in Local News

Priti Patel, the Member of Parliament for Witham, has today (28.02.20) visited Copford Church of England Primary School, to see for herself the problems the school is having in regard to the deteriorating condition of four of its classrooms. Priti met Headteacher David Bome, who explained how leaking roofs, damp, …

Priti Patel MP with members of the Coggeshall Working Group

Priti Patel MP backs campaign to save Coggeshall Library

Published on 2nd June 2019 Published in Local News

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

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

Published on 1st June 2019 Published in Local News

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 …

Priti Patel MP delighted by Rivenhall Incinerator refusal

Category: Local News Published: 26th April 2019 - 5:16 pm

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 …

Priti calls for transport investment for Essex

Category: General News Published: 6th March 2019 - 3:17 pm

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 …

Priti calls for Armond Road Traveller Site Action

Category: Local News Published: 27th February 2019 - 3:02 pm

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 …

Priti calls for responses to libraries consultation

Published on 8th February 2019 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

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 …

Priti calls on Government to fund councils in Essex

Category: General News Published: 17th January 2019 - 6:35 pm

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 …

Priti Patel MP welcomes SEND funding boost for Essex

Category: General News Published: 10th January 2019 - 9:29 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that Essex will receive over £6 million of additional funding to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  Last month, the Government announced that £250 million will be given to local councils up to 2020 to …

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