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Wivenhoe Town Council:

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. Likewise, click here to find out more about the abundance of Societies, Clubs and Voluntary organisations that make Wivenhoe such a flourishing community 

Wivenhoe Town Councillors are all non salaried volunteers. They are supported by a small team of administrators and enjoy the benefits of an estates team  together with staff who help to maintain and keep the William Loveless Hall, litter pick around the Town and open and close the Town Council car park toilets. All are dedicated to providing and maintaining the best local public services possible. 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 Wivenhoe.  


Full Town Council meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm.

They are advertised on the 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 Office at least three working days in advance of the meeting, i.e. by Thursday mornings for a full Town Council meeting.


The Planning Committee meets at the beginning of every month on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. They are advertised on the 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.   

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