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Welcome to Wivenhoe Town Council

To view the services we currently provide and find more out about our team, click here.


 Services from Other Organisations

 Colne Barrier

Please note that operation of the barrier can cause dangerous tides for river users. The Environment Agency have informed WTC that the barrier may be in operation for the 02:24 tide on Sunday morning 8th October.


 Weeds on pavements and kerbs are the responsibility of Essex County Council Highways Team who schedule three treatments a year. The first 2017 weed treatment programme for Colchester was completed in April.  The second treatment is due to completed in the first two weeks of September. To report any issues contact Essex County Council.


Recycling. For matters relating to recycling or street services contact Colchester Borough Council.

Click here to view a copy of the CBC Recycling Calendar.  Click here to order garden bag vouchers which you need to collect your free bags


Roads & Paths. For matters relating to footpaths or highways including roadworks and potholes contact Essex County Council.


Planning. To view Planning Applications online, go to the Colchester Borough Council Planning Portal.


Crime. To report non-emergency crime including Anti Social Behaviour go to the Essex Police portal or call 101. For emergencies contact the proper emergency service.


Hearing Aid Batteries. We no longer supply these, but Hear to Help run a drop in session on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Congregational Church. Click here for details. 


For more information on the following services click on the links below:

Cemeteries and Allotments

Parks and Play Areas

William Loveless Hall Hire

"Communty" Mini Bus Hire

Latest News 

CSW training session 6th September 2017

For more information, click here 


*Notice of Vacancy for the Office of Town Councillor.*

Please note that as no request for an election was received in response to the publication of the Notice of Vacancy on 12 July, it therefore falls to the Town Council to fill the vacancy by means of co-option. All expressions of interest to be received by the Town Clerk by 11th September 2017

For more information click here



Colchester Borough Council have confirmed that it is possible to mix cans and bottles in the one box and they will be collected.

There is a link to the new recycling calendar on the CBC website (click here) but as this does not work in some internet browsers, we have scanned a copy of the recycling calendar which can be downloaded here.

 If you need Garden Bags don't forget to get your voucher from Colchester Borough Council by completing the form here before coming to collect them.


Roadworks information          

For details of Wivenhoe Roadworks, please click here.


Details of resurfacing works available via Essex County Council Highways site. Or phone 0345 743 0430 quoting the postcode affected.



Dinghy and Kayak spaces are still available at the Pontoon site, for more details contact Wivenhoe Town Council 01206 822864



Message from the Mayor

As part of the Mayoral Year, we will be holding a series of events to raise money for the Mayor's Fund.

Latest dates confirmed:

30th September 10am to 4pm. Wivenhoe Sale Trail.
Stalls in William Loveless Hall or Congregational Church £10 per stall. Contact wivenhoemayor@hotmail.com

30th September Mayor's Quiz. William Loveless Hall. 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £10 per team of 6 or £2.50 per person (maximum team size 6). Reserve a space at Wivenhoe Town Council Offices or pay on door.


1st October: Model Show - William Loveless Hall (Time TBC)


We have already held some popular events including "Meet the Mayor", Wivenhoe Sale Trail, Metal Monday, Picnic in the Park and Fete on the Field. Thanks to all who attended.

This year's Civic Service is Sunday 15th October at St Mary's Church. Service starts 10.30am


The Remembrance Service organised by Royal British Legion will take place on Sunday 12th November at St Mary's Church.


Provisional Date for Mayor's Ball is 3rd March 2018. More details soon.        


I hope you will all be able to support these and future events as they happen, because all money raised will be put back into our Community. Watch out for more news on the Wivenhoe Mayor facebook page.



     Mayor, Mike Newton  

Wivenhoe Quay at sunset Wivenhoe Quay at sunset

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