Fly the Flag for the Commonwealth !!
Flags are set to be raised in locations across the UK and around the Commonwealth on Monday 13 March to mark Commonwealth Day – including an event at Wivenhoe Town Council offices from 9.50am.
The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative is inviting 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 will 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.****
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.
Mayor, Asa Aldis
Welcome to Wivenhoe Town Council
We 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 - photos by Joey Wright, student at Colne Community School