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Wivenhoe Town Council

The roles and responsibilities of the Council are important to us and we do our best to make sure that you are pleased with what we do. Quite a few of the services affecting the town are provided by either Colchester Borough Council or Essex County Council. We have therefore provided links that will enable you to enquire further about these. Likewise, the abundance of Societies, Clubs and Voluntary organisations that make Wivenhoe such a flourishing community can also be accessed through this link - http://www.wivencyclopedia.org/.

Wivenhoe Town Councillors are all non salaried volunteers. They are supported by a small team of administrators and enjoy the benefits of an Estates ground team together with staff who help to maintain and keep the William Loveless Hall. All are dedicated to providing and maintaining the best local public services within their attainment. Equally, they are available for you to contact so that you can question and discuss on any matter that affects you as a resident of the Town.  

Town Council meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm. They are advertised on the Town Council notice board and website. Members of the public are welcome to attend. You may speak at a meeting, provided you make a request via the Town Clerk’s office at least three working days in advance of the meeting, i.e. by Thursday mornings for normal meetings

The Planning Committee meets at the beginning of every month on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber. They are advertised on the Town Council notice board and website. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Apart from individual planning applications, the Planning Committee is responsible for consideration of and comment upon the Colne Estuary Study, the Essex Structure Plan, the Essex County Council Minerals Subject Plan and the Borough Consultation documents, such as the Local Development Framework. Call at the Office to find the date of the next meeting.  


Click here to read about some of the history around Wivenhoe Town Council by our previous Town Clerk, Toni Stinson, who retired in July 2017.