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Toilet closures 



Please note that the Wivenhoe Town Council toilets in the Town Council car park will be closed for three days from 2nd to 4th May to enable deep cleaning and floor repainting.

In addition due to staff shortages, toilets will be closing early on Friday 28th April. 


We are recruiting!

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 wivenhoe_council@btconnect.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
wivenhoe_council@btconnect.com 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



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.****






We are delighted to welcome our three new Members, Sanchia Nash, Phil Booth and Chris Singleton to the Town Council. They bring a wealth of knowledge and endeavour to us and I am enormously pleased to be working with them.

These are exciting times for the Council as we strive to improve both our services and our resilience in testing economic times for local councils.


I would also like to welcome our new Town Clerk Hazel Humphreys who joined Wivenhoe Town Council at the end of May having previously worked at Colchester Borough Council and in the financial sector.

On behalf of councillors past and present I would like to thank Antoinette "Toni" Stinson who will be retiring from her role as Wivenhoe Town Clerk after 43(!) years of service on the 6th of July after a handover.



Antoinette Stinson, Mayor Asa Aldis, Hazel Humphreys in the Council Chambers

There are not many people in Wivenhoe who can remember the town council without Toni, who has very much been part of the history of Wivenhoe Town Council since starting here in 1974. Click here to read about the history of Wivenhoe Town Council as compiled by Toni. 

Antoinette and Hazel in the Council Office 

Mayor, Asa Aldis  




Welcome to Wivenhoe Town Council

Wivenhoe Town CouncilWe hope that this website will prove to be both interesting and helpful for you. From here, you should be able research all matters in relation to the Town Council. We have tried to concentrate our content on information that relates only to the Town Council. Consequently you can be informed on;

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.

Wivenhoe Quay at sunset Wivenhoe Quay at sunset

Wivenhoe Quay at sunset - photos by Joey Wright,  student at Colne Community School