The Wivenhoe Society
About the Society and its history
About the Wivenhoe Society
The Wivenhoe Society celebrates 50 years in 2016. It is a non – political organisation founded in 1966.
The Society was formed to foster pride in the town of Wivenhoe and its surroundings and to:
- safeguard all that is best in the amenities, appearance and character of the local area, and to
- encourage appropriate development which is in keeping with the area, and to
- encourage the improvement of civic amenities with the purpose of making Wivenhoe a pleasant and well planned place in which to live, work and visit, and to
- promote or assist in promoting activities of a charitable and social nature, for the benefit of the town and surrounding area.
Wivenhoe Society activities
- Monitoring and reviewing planning applications and commenting when necessary in the public interest.
- Cleaning up the Colne River bank (Wivenhoe side), twice yearly.
- Participating in the Parish Paths Partnership, to walk, maintain and improve the local footpaths.
- Arranging speakers for talks on subjects of local topical interest.
- Promoting community events such as the Annual Crabbing Contest. The Christmas Craft Fair and Annual Party etc. Also, Wivenhoe Open Gardens Weekend in conjunction with St. Mary’s Church.
The Wivenhoe Society publishes a Newsletter and has a website: www.wivsoc.org.uk
- About the Wivenhoe Society’s first 25 years published in 1991
- See the early newsletters – 1966 – 1971