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After many years of the idea being proposed by Wivenhoe Town Council, Colchester Borough Council provided a grant of almost �11,000 to pay the cost of a new shelter on The Quay.

The Town Council worked with Tim Snow, an architect living in Wivenhoe when the project was started, to design a replacement shelter. After planning approval was obtained, there was a further delay in finding a builder to undertake the work within the budget allowed.

Eventually work commenced early in 2002, and a plaque was unveiled in October 2002 to record its official opening and the financial contribution from Colchester Borough Council. 


19th October, 2002 – The unveiling of a plaque by Town Mayor Cllr David Craze and his wife, Angela, to mark the completion of the project to replace the old shelter.

In the picture: left, Cllr Peter Hill, who dealt with the grant and had been involved with the project since the beginning; Cllr Richard Davies who supervised the construction, and Cllr Mary Hignell who dealt with the planning application and was also involved since the beginning. 

The Shelter as it used to look, prior to 2002.



The ‘new’ Quay Shelter, built in 2002