Welcome to Wivenhoe Town Council

On our website you’ll find information about the facilities and services we maintain for Wivenhoe. With a population of approximately 12,000 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 12 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 are 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 and Mayoress for 2020-2021 is Cllr. Phil Booth and Mrs Louise Booth. Phil has lived in Wivenhoe for 14 years and been a councillor for 5 of those. He is known to many of us in the town for his dedicated volunteering on the ferry throughout the summer as well as helping with the annual regatta and the Christmas lights. Phil is actively involved with Colne Estuary Partnership and has a great knowledge of the river and surrounding areas.On accepting the position Phil said ‘I know that this will not be a traditional mayoral year as I will not be able to hold the fundraising events which I would have loved to do. However, I feel that I can rise to the challenge of helping the council and the town move on from the Covid-19 crisis and learning from the experiences we faced this year.’ Wivenhoe Deputy Town Mayor for this year is Cllr. Andrea Luxford-Vaughan.

Latest News

25th February 2021
Notice of Vacancy In office of Parish Councillor

Local Government Act 1972 Wivenhoe Town Council Notice of vacancy in office of Parish Councillor […]

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24th February 2021
Poll Clerk Positions during forthcoming Elections

Colchester Borough Council are currently looking for casual staff that would like to work for […]

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17th February 2021
Latest Nature Diary

Latest Nature Diary with special feature on bird migration from Cllr Glyn Evans.

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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 monthly in the Council Chamber. Full Council meet on the 3rd Monday, Planning Committee on the 1st Tuesday and Estates Committee on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Meetings start at 7.30pm and are advertised on our website and notice board. You are welcome to attend and if you would like to speak at a meeting, contact the council offices.

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

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


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