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Town Council meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm. They are advertised on the Town Council notice board, and members of the public are very welcome to attend. You may speak at a meeting, provided you make a request via the Town Clerk’s office at least three working days in advance of the meeting, i.e. by Thursday mornings for normal meetings

The Planning Committee meets every three or four weeks on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber and members of the public are welcome to attend. Apart from individual planning applications, the Planning Committee is responsible for consideration of and comment upon the Colne Estuary Study, the Essex Structure Plan, the Essex County Council Minerals Subject Plan and the Borough Consultation documents, such as the Local Development Framework. Call at the Office to find the date of the next meeting.



        Kevin Harkin - Office Manager  



Mandy Smart -Reception/Admin


James Young - Estates Open Spaces Manager

Andrew Hearn - Estates Properties Manager

Mick Wells -
William Loveless Hall Caretaker



Ellie Gent - Reception/Admin



The Council Offices are located at 77 High Street, on the first floor, and are open from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Open 9.00am to 12.30pm Wednesday
The telephone of this office is 01206 822864. Our fax number is 01206 827298.
Email: enquiries@jwivenhoe.gov.uk

At our offices you can:
  • pick up a free roll of clear plastic recycling sacks
  • pick up free white garden sacks (with a voucher from Colchester Borough Council) (unfortunately we are unable to exchange). Click here to order garden bag vouchers which you need to collect your free bags
  • pick up a free green recycling box for tins and glass
  • buy a roll of 26 food caddy liners (£1.00 per roll)
  • pick up a free food caddy box, large or small
  • buy a pack of 50 doggy 'poop' bags  (£1.00 per roll) 
  • book the William Loveless Hall   click here for prices
  • book the 'communty' bus (13 seater minibus) click here for details and costs
  • research cemetery records (make an appointment first, there might be a cost)
  • borrow the cat basket (yes that's right!)
  • planning applications (now online with Colchester Borough Council click here)
  • pay your allotment bill

  • obtain a dinghy parking space (ring for more details)
  • obtain a canoe rack space (ring for more details)
  • general information on Wivenhoe