Christmas Card Competition

5th September 2017

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has launched her annual competition for primary school aged children to design her Christmas card. First Launched in 2010, the Christmas card competition has become a local Christmas tradition for schools and pupils across the Witham Parliamentary Constituency. This year's theme for designs is 'Christmas Stories' and the competition is open to every child of primary school age who lives or attends a primary school within the constituency.

Priti said:
"I am delighted to be launching my annual Christmas Card Competition and invite primary school children to design my Christmas card. Every year it is a privilege to see so many high quality entries. This year I am inviting pupils to enter designs that depict scenes from their favourite Christmas stories and for the entrant to write a brief description of why this is their favourite book."

In order to qualify, your child's submission must be no larger than A4 and children can use pens, crayons and pencils but due to the printer process, entries cannot have items attached to them like glitter or cotton. Entries must not be folded and the artist's name, age and school should be clearly marked on the reverse of each entry as batches of entries become separated during judging. Priti will need this information to be able to contact the winner and return the artwork to the schools after the competition. Upon submitting, parents must be aware that information about their child will be included upon the reverse of the card.

Entries must be received in Priti's Westminster office at the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, by 12 noon on Monday, 30 October 2017. This date has been chosen so that children have the half term to submit applications. The winner and runners up will be announced after Friday, 1 December 2017 and Priti will contact the winning pupil's school. To see if your child lives within Priti's constituency please click here.

A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: WithamMP@parliament.uk with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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