Welcome to Wivenhoe Town Council

On our website and facebook page you’ll find information about the facilities and services we maintain for Wivenhoe. With a population of approximately 7,500 located on the Essex coast on the banks of the river Colne, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Colchester, we are in the Harwich and North Essex Parliamentary Constituency.

Wivenhoe Town Council consists of a maximum of 13 elected members to promote and watch over the interests of the town. We are the most local level of government but not affiliated to any particular political party. The next tier up is your Ward Councillors who sit on various committees at Colchester Borough Council. The tier above them is the County Councillor who represents the town at the Essex County Council meetings.

Wivenhoe Town Mayor  for 2022-2023 is Cllr. Tom Kane.

Notice of Casual Vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor

Notice is hereby given under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that David Henley has ceased to be a member and a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for Wivenhoe Town Council.
If by 23 November 2022 ten electors registered within the said council area request, in writing to the Proper officer of Colchester Borough Council, that an election is held to fill the said vacancy then an election will be held. Otherwise, Wivenhoe Town Council, will fill the vacancy by co-option.
Requests should be emailed to elections@colchester.gov.uk or delivered
     • By Hand to Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester CO1 1PJ
     • By Post to Rowan House 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3WG
Clerk to the Parish Council - Dated 3 November 2022

Latest News

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Minutes & Reports

Read the minutes from council meetings and reports from councillors by clicking on the links below.

Services & Facilities

We provide services and facilities in Wivenhoe sometimes in partnership with Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Council. You can find out more by clicking on the links below.

Council Office

Office opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30 midday.
⦿  77 High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex CO7 9AB
☎︎ 01206 822864

Council Meetings

Meetings are held on a monthly basis starting at 7.30pm, advertised on our website and notice board. You are welcome to attend. If you would like to speak at a meeting please contact the Council Offices.

The Annual Council Meeting takes place on the 3rd Monday of May in the Council Chamber.

The Annual Town Meeting takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of May in the William Loveless Hall.


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Report Potholes

Essex County Council is responsible for highways in and around Wivenhoe. 
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