Wivenhoe Town Council are looking to fill the following positions:
General Cleaning/Maintenance Staff (12 month fixed term.)
Temporary Ground Staff (zero hours)
For more information on how to apply click here.
Please note that the deadline for applications for either role has now been extended to Friday 28th April 2017.
Application packs are held at the Town Council Offices or you can request an electronic copy via email@example.com
Stand Up for the Community
This recent comedy event at the William Loveless Hall on 22nd April raised £568.62 for the Mayor's Fund which will benefit local community groups and charities. Thanks to all who attended and took part.
Roadworks, Park Road & Rectory Hill
Roadworks expected at Park Road 16th -23rd May click here for details
Roadworks expected at Rectory Hill for 7 days from 18th July click here for details
Be Part of Wivenhoe's History at the Chapel Museum!
The Chapel Museum in Wivenhoe New Cemetery reopens on Saturday 13th May until 10th September.
We are looking for volunteer custodians for the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm throughout the Summer. The museum contains a wealth of artefacts unique to Wivenhoe and there will be an induction for volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Chapel (or in any other capacity), please contact Wivenhoe Town Council Offices on 01206 822864, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in to the Council Office at 77 High Street.
Wivenhoe Flies the Flag!
The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative invited people to join together in a shared celebration to raise Commonwealth flags at 10am on 13 March. A personal message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, and a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation was be read out at each ceremony before the raising of the flag.
Mayor, Cllr. Asa Aldis along with Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Mike Newton, Cllrs. Bob Needham and Sanchia Nash and Rev. Justin Lunniss raise the Commonwealth Flag
*** STOP PRESS*** 10th March 2017
TOWN COUNCIL BUYS BACK ITS OFFICES!
Local Government Re-organisation in 1972 resulted in all Urban, Parish and Rural District Councils being taken over by the larger authorities. In Wivenhoe's case, Colchester Borough Council absorbed all of Wivenhoe Urban District Council's assets - this included the Council Offices, yard, public conveniences and car park.
Late in 2013, Colchester Borough Council offered an unrestricted transfer of the public conveniences and car park back to the possession of Wivenhoe Town Council (WTC). This proposed transfer came with liabilities and the Town Council sought to balance these. Thus started negotiations to buy back the Council Offices and yard.
Prolonged legal issues delayed the purchase. These have now been overcome and WTC has successfully acquired ownership of its Offices and yard in High Street, Wivenhoe. We have also accepted the transfer of the public toilets and car park as part of the deal.
Acquiring the plot completes a long term ambition for Wivenhoe Town Council. The adjoining former Police Station and William Loveless Hall are already in WTC ownership and the image for a Civic Centre for Wivenhoe is beginning to focus.
Town Mayor, Councillor Asa Aldis said “Wivenhoe now has ownership of its Civic Centre thanks to the efforts of a few industrious and ambitious Councillors. This is tremendous news as it allows us to determine our own destiny. We have also secured the future of our public conveniences which were due for closure. This is a great day for the Town Council and I am delighted to be able to share this news’.
IMPORTANT ! CBC Local Plan Preferred Options info - click here
Click here for Town Council's response
Anti-social behaviour! :
Residents are urged to contact the Police by telephoning 101 to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour or online click here
Volunteering Opportunities! - want to help with voluntary work - like the upkeep of Wivenhoe Cemeteries or the Wildlife Garden - contact the Town Council offices on 01206 822864.
** Dinghy and Kayak spaces are still available at the Pontoon site, for more details contact Wivenhoe Town Council 01206 822864
News on Parish safety volunteers for Wivenhoe
****A meeting was held on Monday 25th January 2016 between Wivenhoe Town Council and Cllr.
Rodney Bass to discuss the issues regarding the Wivenhoe Cycle Path. Here is an
audio file of the meeting.****