1.William Loveless Hall. The Town Council owns and hires out the Community Hall, known as the William Loveless Hall at 87 The High Street. The William Loveless Hall has several meetings rooms, a large hall holding up to 160 people, a kitchen (includes a chiller unit for use by hirers), and men’s and ladies toilets. Residents of Wivenhoe and not-for-profit groups are offered a 50% reduction on the rental rate. Click here for pictures of the Hall.
2. For events on King George V Playing Fields, theSports Pavilioncontains a main room, a kitchenette, toilets and showers. This building is let out to the Montessori School during each weekday.
3. AMinibusis available for hire (provided as a result of local fund-raising). The ‘Munty Bus’ as it is known, is a Renault Master MWB wheelchair accessible minibus for fourteen people (including driver). Drivers to be aged over 25 and with a ‘clean’ driving licence. Contact the WTC office for further hiring details. Click here for a picture of the Munty Bus.
4.Garden Refuse Sacks: Withdrawn by Colchester Borough Council – see notice – click here
5.Photocopyingfor Community Groups: is available from the counter at the Council offices.
6. A copy of theElectoral Registeris kept at the Council offices should you wish to see if you are registered for voting within the Borough.
7. A complete file ofplanning applicationsand planning decisions for Wivenhoe is kept in the Council Office.
8.Allotments Wivenhoe Council, in consultation with the Wivenhoe Allotments and Gardens Association, manages over 100 allotments, located on Rectory Road. Should you wish to rent an allotment, please contact the Council offices. See page on WAGA and the allotments – click here
9.Cemeteries: The Town Council manages Wivenhoe’s cemeteries. The records for the cemeteries go back to 1847 and searches of records are available to the public for a small fee.
10.Bus Tokens for Old Age Pensioners: are distributed twice a year at the William Loveless Hall. Dates of distribution are posted on the public notice boards well in advance.
11.RADAR Keys: For a small fee registered disabled people can obtain a special key to the Disabled Toilet in the public conveniences. These are located in the public car park in the middle of the Town, opposite the Greyhound Public House.
12.Displaying your posters: Wivenhoe Council maintains three public notice boards. These are located a) at the Town Council offices, b) in front of the William Loveless hall and c) next to Vine Parade Shopping Centre. If you hand in your notices at the Council offices, the staff will ensure that your notices are displayed on the notice boards.
13.General Advice and Referral If you are unsure as to which level of government looks after which service, or if you are having a problem finding the correct department at the Borough or County Council, then we suggest you contact Wivenhoe Council. We can help.
14.Dog Exercise Area: An open area is provided for your dogs at the top end of the King George V Playing Fields. A litter bin for dogs’ faeces is also provided.