Today we are launching the Pride in Witham campaign to celebrate the best of Witham.

Whether it be a thriving independent business or a dedicated volunteer, we will be sharing the most inspirational stories nominated by you.

To make your nomination, send a short story to

MP for Witham Priti Patel said: “Witham and the surrounding area is a great place to live and work, steeped in a rich history, dating back to Roman and Neolithic times.

“We can be proud of the modern, innovative and outstanding businesses that are based in our communities and the beautiful countryside that surrounds us.

“Our children are educated in some outstanding schools and our parks, green spaces and new leisure centre are excellent facilities.

“The people of Witham are incredibly passionate about where they live, have a strong and vibrant community spirit and want their town centre and the district’s villages to prosper and flourish.”