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Welcome to Wivenhoe Town Council 


For the duration of the school holidays the opening hours of the Town Council Office will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9am to 2.30pm

Wednesday - 9am to 12.30 midday

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused

Recycling Update

Colchester Borough Council will be collecting black bags and bottles/cans the week commencing 5th March. Any recycling from the green week which was not collected during the snowy weather will be collected w/c 12th March. For further information contact CBC Recycling Team on 01206 282 700/ recycling@colchester.gov.uk


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

Crime. To report non-emergency crime use the Essex Police portal or call 101. For emergencies call 999.


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. Click here to view street cleaning requests that the Zone Teams are busy working through (new to 2018)


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

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

The Local Plan Consultation on Tendring and Colchester Borders Garden Community ends 2nd February 2018.
To submit a comment click here.
Wivenhoe Town Council have agreed and submitted a response.


Neighbourhood Plan
To respond to the final formal consultation on the Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan please follow this link to the Colchester Borough Council's website: https://beta.colchester.gov.uk/info/cbc-article/?catid=neighbourhood-planning&id=KA-01416
The consultation will run until 5 pm on 19 March 2018



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 

January 2018 KGV Play Area.
Works have begun to remove the sandpit from the KGV Play Area. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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


Roadworks Information

Intended closure of Britannia Crescent for 1 day on the 13 March 2018, for further details click here 

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of East Street, Wivenhoe, due to commence on 26th March 2018 for 5 days, for further details click here 

Intended closure of The Avenue for 1 day on the 20 March 2018, for further details click here 

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 more events to raise money for the Mayor's Fund.  Thank you to everyone who has supported events held so far. There will be more coming soon.          

17th February - 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.

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

 24th March Comedy Show in support of Mayor's Fund and NSPCC. Watch this space.

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