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LOCAL INFORMATION


Bug and Botany Walks, Wivenhoe. To find out more, click here. 
Bus Timetables.

Local resident John Foster has assembled a useful timetable of all bus services (from different companies) serving Wivenhoe. This can be found at the top of the Wivenhoe Forum home page.

Cemetery Chapel Museum Opening Hours -   May to September - Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00am - 1.00pm - Find out more about becoming a volunteer
Chapel Museum's first group visit - click here .
Clubs, organisations and activities click here to find out more about the abundance of clubs, organisations and activities here in Wivenhoe.
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. 
Colne Radio. Our local community radio. Tune in to FM106.6 or via the internet on www.colneradio.com.  
Cooks Shipyard car parks.
The 2 car parks at Cooks Shipyard are conveniently situated for visiting lower Wivenhoe or taking a walk along the Riverside footpath.
Tariffs are very reasonable and are as follows:
Up to 30mins
Up to 1 hour 
Up to 2 hours  
Up to 4 hours
Up to 6 hours 
Over 6 hours 
Overnight (6.00pm - 8.00am)

Free
    .50p
£1.00
£2.00
£3.00
£4.00
£2.00
Fingringhoe, Rowhedge, Wivenhoe Ferry Services. To find out more click here. Weekends, April to October. Licenced by Colchester Borough Council and run by volunteers. 
Hearing Aid Batteries. Hear to Help run a drop in session on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Congregational Church. Click here for details. 
Helping Hands in Wivenhoe. If you would like to become a volunteer or need assistance, please contact Helping Hands on 07834452764 or wivhelpinghands@googlemail.com.

Help includes reading post, writing letters, enabling a carer to take a break, walking the dog, picking up emergency prescriptions and anything else that makes someones life a little easier. 

Hygiene Bank. Hygiene is about well being, self confidence and dignity yet many people struggle to afford the basics. Fleur Parfait on Vine Drive is a drop off point for new or unopened bathroom supplies such as shampoo, shower gel, razors, tampons, sanitary towels, deodorant, shaving foam, etc., to be distributed to families in need. Supported by Women's Refuge, Foodbank, Homeless Shelter, Beacon House and local children's centres.
Nottage Maritime Institute. Local maritime museum at The Quay. Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1pm - 4pm, May to September. To find out more, click here. 
Royal British Legion. Membership is open to everyone, men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not. The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity. Members meet to take part in social, fundraising and welfare activities. To find out more, click here. 
Statement on Ferry Hard In case you may have been wondering what is going on at the old Ferry Hard the Town Council has prepared the above statement.
Walking Football aimed at the over 50's, to find out more, click here.

Walking Netball. To find out more, click here.

Wivenhoe short stay visitors car park, adjacent to KGV Playarea. Public Toilets also available. 
Wivenhoe Allotments.Wivenhoe Allotment and Garden Association newsletter link. 
Wivenhoe Bowls Club. To find out more, click here. 
Wivenhoe Canoe and Kayak Club. To find out more, click here. 
Wivenhoe Chess Club. To find out more, click here. 

Wivenhoe Chickens. To find out more, click here.

Wivenhoe Churches. St Marys Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe Catholic Church, Wivenhoe Congregational Church, Wivenhoe Methodist Church. Wivenhoe Community Church.
Wivenhoe Corsairs. Community Rowing Club. To find out more, click here.

Wivenhoe Cricket Club. To find out more, click here.

Wivenhoe Foodbank. Emergency food and support for local people in crisis. Wivenhoe Congregational Church, Thursday 10 am till noon. To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe (Youth) Football Team, for further details click here Wivenhoe Tempest FC
WivGigs. To row or not to row, Wivenhoe rowing club. To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe Girlguiding. To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe Hedgehogs. Wivhog volunteers wanted. Working with the garden connectivity project aiming to connect as many gardens in Wivenhoe as possible to encourage safe habitat and travel for hedgehogs. Email wivhogs@gmail.com or visit Facebook or Blogspot. 
Wivenhoe Heritage. John Stewart's excellent BlogSpot page - can be found at wivenhoeheritage.blogspot.com for photos, etc. and lots of information.
Wivenhoe History. Click here to read about some of the history around Wivenhoe Town Council by our former Town Clerk, Toni Stinson, who retired in July 2017.

Wivenhoe Housing Trust administers a 'Relief in Need' fund.

Any Wivenhoe resident who has a temporary crisis and is seeking assistance can access the fund.  For example awards could be for:

  • helping families by providing replacement worn or damaged household goods
  • restitution for items lost or damaged
  • temporary support with financial problems

All requests for help are dealt with in confidence and are assessed by the Trustees.  The Clerk to the Trustees can be contacted by calling 01206 765138.  Peter Hill, Chairman, Wivenhoe Housing Trust. 01206 823073 peter@toadhall2.co.uk.

Wivenhoe Library. To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe Sailing Club. To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe Scouts. To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe Society  For more information, click  here.
Wivenhoe Surgery - First Newsletter - click here . Wivenhoe Medical Centre has moved to a new location at Phillip Road, Wivenhoe, CO7 9BA, tel: 01206 824447.
Wivenhoe Tennis Club. To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe Trefoil Guild. For former Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Scouts. To find out more, click here. 
Wivenhoe Town Council Noticeboards are available for community groups to advertise an event on the five notice boards around the town. Please note that we only accept A4 portrait. The posters are changed weekly on a Friday subject to available space.
Wivenhoe Woodcraft Folk. Wivenhoe Elfins is a woodcraft folk group for girls and  boys aged 6 to 9 years old. Activities include outdoor events, arts, crafts, drama, music, games and bush craft as well as camping and trips. We meet every Tuesday (term time only) at the Wivenhoe Congregational Church, 5.30pm to 7pm. £2 a session, first session free. If you would like to join, for more information, click here.
Wivenhoe Woods. It is an offence to remove wood from the Colne Local Nature Reserve "Wivenhoe Woods" for any reason. As part of the management of the reserve a quantity of dead wood is left on site as habitat. 

Theft of wood is an issue that is taken very seriously. If anyone sees anything that they wish to report please call the Countryside Team on 01206 853588. Please note that camp fires in the woods should be reported to Essex Fire Service.