April 28th, 2009


Welcome to the WivenhoeFirst Website

WivenhoeFirst was originally an initiative from the Wivenhoe Town Council to promote businesses within Wivenhoe. It was started by Peter Hill who was then the Mayor of Wivenhoe. The aim was and still is for the local community to use a local businesses first.

This website continues with this ethos and we hope that it is a useful asset for the community of Wivenhoe and the surrounding areas.

On the right you will find a list of business categories and by clicking on them you will find details of all the businesses in that sector within Wivenhoe.

Environment Agency work at Marsh Farm

The Environment Agency are about to start work repairing the sea wall at Marsh Farm from the Wivenhoe Sailing Club towards Alresford <==> Click Here <==> for more details.

Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan

On Saturday 22 November the Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan steering group will hold a Community Consultation in the William Loveless hall from 10 am until 4 pm.

The event is an opportunity for residents to find out about the progress of the Plan and to comment on proposals that are being brought forward for the draft Plan.

You may remember the town wide survey that was held last December. All submissions were analysed and we think that our proposals  give effect to what you told us you wanted for Wivenhoe for the next 25 years.

This event is for you to come and see (and say!) what you think of our proposals!

Any comments on the consultation day will be taken away and studied. If the proposals need changing as a result of your comments, we’ll come back again with amended proposals and another Consultation Day, and ask you if we now got it right?

Doing it this way means that the final draft Plan will have had the whole community’s input.

Please do come along – your input is important

Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan steering group



At the meeting of the Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan steering group on 23 May it was decided to hold an Open Day on Saturday 6 July 2013, at the William Loveless hall, from 10am-3pm.

This Open Day was an opportunity for Wivenhoe residents to inform themselves about the Neighbourhood Plan project and to have input in its shaping. The project was kick-started by the Town Council but now needs the involvement of residents.
One benefit of a Neighbourhood Plan, if adopted, is that the Wivenhoe community would have more say in planning matters than at present- but there’s a lot more to it.

This was the first consultation with residents. Under the Localism Act 2011 consultation with residents is an essential requirement of preparing the Plan.

Listen to the interview with Cllr Bob Needham here

There was a very well attended meeting of the Wivenhoe Business’s and Traders on 20th February to discuss the Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan and there were a lot of great ideas generated.

Wivenhoe Business Association will look and see what we can develope and implement. We will keep you all posted with further details.

WivenhoeFirst are also involved with the Wivenhoe Business Association who are supporting local businesses and traders and there are many initiatives in place to support local business’s. You should have received the “Wivenhoe Book” which is a directory of some of the business’s found on this website, you will also see the Map and Noticeboard by the entrance to the King George V playing fields, which was erected on Tuesday 5th July 2011 and we regularly fill it up with new Leaflets.