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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.

Please note the office is closing at 1.15pm on Friday 8th December


Christmas Opening Times:

Open until 22nd December 4pm.
Closed for Christmas
Re-opens 2nd January 2018


Local Plan - to view the submission to the last phase of the Local Plan click here.


 Services from Other Organisations


Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Winter 2017-2018 

The following information has been provided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency. Please click on the links below to view this information.




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.

Notice from Essex Police received 1st November 2017:

"We have recently had two serious incidents in the Highwood’s area of Colchester. Both incidents occurred yesterday the 30th October 2017 and on both incidents, young females aged approximately 14/15 walking alone in remote / secluded areas near the ‘Jays’ and Gavin Way have been attacked in is suspected that these attacks may be sexually motivated. 

We are making you all aware in order that you can take steps to forewarn family, friends, colleagues, employee’s, parishioners etc.  Although I would urge all members of the Community to be Alert but not Alarmed, and to report any suspicious males or behaviour seen in the Highwood’s area at the time using 999 or 101 or using Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111"


 Colne Barrier

Please note that operation of the barrier can cause dangerous tides for river users. The Environment Agency have confirmed that they will signal when the barrier is due to be in operation.

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.

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.

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

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 


*New Town Councillor!*

Wivenhoe Town Council would like to welcome our new Town Councillor Cllr. Sarah Hoy, who was co-opted onto the Town Council on 25th October following strong representations from 4 candidates. We very much look forward to working with Cllr. Hoy.



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

Thank you to all who attended the Civic Service on 15th October and helped make it a memorable event. This year's remembrance service is 12th November and the Mayor and Mayoress will be in attendance.


A huge thank you to various organisations who have raised money for the Mayor's Fund with their events including Wivenhoe Society and the model show at the William Loveless Hall in October.


Extra special thanks go to Quay Quilters who raised an amazing £4500 towards the community Minibus. We will be announcing exciting news about a new minibus soon.


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

Latest dates confirmed:   

2nd December 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.

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.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