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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.

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

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

Latest News       


 We are recruiting


We are looking for a new receptionist/admin assistant to join our busy team. Role is part-time 17.5hrs per week. For more details see our Wivenhoe Opportunities Page.           


 CBC Recycling Boxes

Please note that Colchester Borough Council are no longer supplying lids for these boxes. For more information contact CBC via 01206 282222 or view http://www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling 



Wivenhoe Woods             

There have been reports of campfires and rubbish dumped in the woods.  Please note that camp fires in the woods should be reported to the Fire Brigade to prevent any damage.



Tree Wardens

There is a call out for local volunteer Tree Wardens to help protect our trees. For more information click here to visit our Wivenhoe Opportunities page.



Roadworks information

Roadworks on Colchester Road from 2nd May click here for details

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

Belle Vue Road Closure for 5 days from 17 July click here for details



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

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




The new Mayor of Wivenhoe, Cllr. Mike Newton has taken on this role as of the Town Council AGM on Monday 15th May.


The Mayor and the new Mayoress Mariette look forward to serving Wivenhoe and offer their thanks to the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr. Asa Aldis and Helen.        


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, including the dates below.


Saturday 27 May 2017  (all day)
Sale trail and table top sale. 

Sell from your own house or garage, and be put in our guide, or sell from a central point. Call 07704 947288, for further details.



Sunday 28 May 2017 (morning)

Beating the Bounds. 
Walk the boundary of our Parish with experienced guides, and find out about this ancient custom. Families and school groups especially welcome.  Collection in aid of the Mayor's fund.



Monday 29 May 2017 (morning)

Metal Monday.
Donate your old scrap metal and small appliances. It will be collected and recycled.  A joint operation between the Mayor's Fund and Wivenhoe Repair Reuse Recycle CIC.  More information soon about how you can register for this, or call 07704 947288.



Saturday 10 June  Yeomanry Band Concert. Venue TBA.


Saturday 1 July  Fete on the Field. KGV Playing Field.


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  


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