WTC Report - A Plan for the Future 1994

A strategic report by the Wivenhoe Facilities Group drawn up in 1994

Peter Hill

Report Cover - A Plan for the Future 1994

I have always been keen on writing strategic plans; it helps you to know where you ought be going and not just be buffeted around trying just to get through the current issues. In 1993, Wivenhoe Town Council agreed to a Working Party comprising the three Ward Councillors, several Town Councillors and representatives of the following organisations:

  • Wivenhoe Pantomime Group
  • Wivenhoe Players
  • Wivenhoe Gilbert & Sullivan Society
  • Wivenhoe Community Association
  • Wivenhoe Town Football Club
  • Wivenhoe Crime Prevention Panel
  • Wivenhoe Society

We produced a detailed report covering facilities for the younger people of Wivenhoe as well as for those over 60; as well as arts, drama and sports facilities; we looked at longer-term opportunities and made 7 recommendations:

a) to utilise the Phillip Road Centre, and the facilities at Wivenhoe Town Football Club, as focal points to provide new and additional Youth Club activities;

b) to exploit the Phillip Road Centre and the Wivenhoe Town Football Club’s facilities to provide extra facilities for the Over-60s;

c) To acquire the Engine Shed and stable block at the railway station as a local theatre;

d) to see the Bath Street building offered to the Centre Project Group as a new facility to meet social and other recreational needs;

e) to help Wivenhoe Town Football Club acquire the Broad Lane site from its current owner, and to develop a broader range of activities there:

f) to acquire the Elmstead Road site currently designated ‘public open space’;

g) to construct a building of approximately 10-12,000 square feet on the Elmstead Road site as an indoor sports hall / general purpose building to be run in conjunction with existing facilities on the adjacent football club sites.


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