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Wivenhoe's Old Cemetery, a lovely, tranquil corner of Wivenhoe

  Wivenhoe Old Cemetery. Penny Kraft.


Wivenhoe has two cemeteries, the Old Cemetery and the New Cemetery, both situated along Belle Vue Road.  The Old Cemetery is now closed and is an important green space and area of safe haven for wildlife.  Occasionally interments are held there in old family graves.  The Estates Team mow it twice a year.  The Town Council's Old Cemetery Management Plan, adopted in 2007, can be seen here.




 Old Cemetery in Springtime. Toni Stinson and Penny Kraft.


The New Cemetery is now almost full and has only a few spaces left.  15 years ago the Town Council decided to restrict its use to Wivenhoe residents only, and now only residents with an established residency in Wivenhoe (approx 20-30 years) can be buried there. 

Pre-purchasing is no longer possible.

A new section for ashes has been secured alongside one of the paths.  The Town Council has been investigating land for a third cemetery for the past 20 years and the matter is still being looked into.

For information on grave maintenance click here  




An area for stainless steel memorial plaques to commemorate loved ones has been created along one side of the Cemetery Chapel wall at a cost of £45  per plaque including fixtures and fitting. Please contact the Council office for further information.



All the burial records dating back to 1855 have now been digitized and the data stored on Town Council records.   Burial searches can often be carried out in a matter of minutes. Please contact the Council office for further details. 

The Cemetery Chapel has recently been refurbished and is a volunteer run museum.  It opens on weekends from May to September between  10.00am - 1.00pm and new volunteers are always welcome. Please contact the Council Office for further details.






The allotments are managed by the Wivenhoe Allotments and Gardens Association (WAGA) with whom the Council enjoys close liaison. The allotments are very popular and there is a waiting list for residents. To find out more, please contact the Council Office

The Town Council provides a skip on a regular basis for the allotments and with Officers of W.A.G.A., Councillors carry out an inspection twice a year.

Each September, W.A.G.A. stages the ‘Wivenhoe Show’ in the William Loveless Hall where fruit and vegetables, cakes, home-made jams and wine and handicrafts are on display.

W.A.G.A. Newsletter - To view the Wivenhoe Allotment and Garden Association latest newsletter, click here . You can also visit their Facebook page

W.A.G.A. to promote a vegetable garden share scheme, to find out more click here

Sept 2018 - Statement from Wivenhoe Town Council - Allotments Annual Rent Increase 2019/2020. 



Wivenhoe Town Council manage the play areas on the KGV field and at Mede Way and the Skate Park.

The play areas are regularly inspected by the Royal Society for the Preventation of Accidents and reports produced and any recommendations are acted upon.

KGV Play Area - RoSPA Report June 2017

Mede Way Play Area - RoSPA Report June 2017

KGV Skate Park - RoSPA Report June 2017

Our play areas contain items suitable for different ages. Please be aware of your child's capabilities when using the play equipment.  




If you would like to use the KGV Field for an event please contact the Office on enquiries@wivenhoe.gov.uk.