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USEFUL LINKS

Age UK.Benefit and Welfare Advice for older people - visit www.ageuk.org.uk  .
Anglian Water.

Visit Anglian Water  for the latest updates on repairs, incidents or planned work in your area. (For flood warnings, river levels and flood risk maps, visit The Environment Agency). 

Benefits Guide UK. 

Benefitsguide.co.uk is a free to use resource which provides clear and comprehensive information on all available UK welfare benefit applications, appeals, emergency assistance and legal help. 

Brightlingsea Harbour Boat Trips. Daily scheduled service March to September. To find out more, click here.
C.B.C. & E.C.C. Consultations. http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/12650/Consultations,  

Colchester Local Plan consultation  

and http://essex.gov.uk/Your-Council/Consultation-Feedback/Pages/Consultations.aspx. 

Colchester Borough Council. To find out more click here:  

Colchester Borough Council Have Your Say .

Have your say at any of the Colchester Borough Council Meetings held at 6pm unless otherwise advertised.

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.
Crime.To report non-emergency crime use the Essex Police portalcall 101 or email ColchesterCPT@essex.pnn.police.uk. For emergencies call 999.
Environment Agency. For flood warnings, river levels and flood risk maps visit the Environment Agency 
Environmental & Animal Services, Street Cleaning, Litter and Dog Bin reporting.To report online at Colchester Borough Council, click here. To find requests already submitted, click here.
Essex Community Messaging. Essex's free community alert service, making the community a safer place by putting you in touch with the authorities that matter to you. Visit ECM for further details about this safe and secure service that allows you to subscribe and receive specific alerts happening about in your local community based on your personal preference.
Essex Energy Switch.Save money by registering for Essex Energy Switch. For more details visit: www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch. 
Essex Highways. Press releases and highway bulletins, to find out more click here.  
Essex Police. 

Colchester Community Policing Team - visit here for an overall look at the crime statistics for the previous month plus details on what the residents have said is going on and what the teams have done to act on this and view Essex Police interactive map which details upcoming activities in the Colchester area.  

Click here to view Essex Police Facebook page.

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 ChurchClick here for details.
Household Items Drop Off Service.Find out when the C.B.C. Saturday freighter is next in your area, click here. 
Local Plan.Local Plan Consultation on Tendring and Colchester Borders Garden Community ended on 2nd February 2018Wivenhoe Town Council have agreed and submitted a response
Neighbourhood Plan.

To find out more click here.

Neighbourhood Watch.To find out more click here.
Planning.To view Planning Applications online visit the Colchester Borough Council Planning Portal.
Recycling.For matters relating to recycling or street services contact Colchester Borough CouncilClick here to order garden bag vouchers needed to collect your free bags. Click here to view street cleaning requests that the Zone Teams are busy working through. Recycling supplies are also available from Wivenhoe Library.
Recycling Blog. Visit the recycling zone warden for tips and ideas. Click here. 
Repair, Re-use, Recycle.Unwanted washing machines/dryers/dishwashers collected free of charge by Community Initiative Group - contact Chris Blomeley on 0779 949 4797 or email repairreuse@gmail.com or visit http://www.repair-reuse-recycle.org/. 
Roads, Paths & Lighting.For matters relating to footpaths or highways including streetlights, roadworks, potholes and weeds on footpaths and kerbs contact Essex County Council and report online.
Samaritans A safe place to talk if things are getting to you, samaritans are there round the clock, every day of the year. Call 116 123 (this number is free to call), email jo@samaritans.org or visit samaritans.org for further details. 
U.K. Power Networks.

Regular updates available at http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/ and @UKPowerNetworks on social media. Call 105 to report power cuts or 0800 3163 105 or tweet @ukpowernetworks. 

Stay clear of damaged power lines - to report - call 105 from a landline or mobile phone. Electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public should be reported by calling 999. 

Wivenhoe Allotments.Wivenhoe Allotment and Garden Association newsletter link.
Wivenhoe Churches.St Marys Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe Catholic Church, Wivenhoe Congregational ChurchWivenhoe Methodist Church.
Wivenhoe Football Club.Wivenhoe's Youth Football Team, for further details click here Wivenhoe Tempest FC .
Wivenhoe Heritage. John Stewart now has an excellent BlogSpot page - it can be found at wivenhoeheritage.blogspot.com for photos, etc. and lots of information.
Wivenhoe History. www.wivenhoehistory.org.uk/.
Wivenhoe Library.To find out more, click here.
Wivenhoe Society.wivsoc@rocketmail.com or http://www.wivsoc.org.uk/. 
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.