Wivenhoe Town Council by-election to fill one vacancy: 1st September. Polls open 7am - 10pm at William Loveless Hall and Broomgrove School. No polling card needed. Candidate details.
Community right to bid
The Wivenhoe Society has organised a talk by Annemarie Naylor on the Localism Act and the Right to Bid for an Asset of Community Value. The Town Council has requested that the Phillip Road Centre be placed on the list of assets of community value which is the first step. If the County decides to pull out entirely from the Centre then the community will have an opportunity to put together a bid. Annemarie works for Locality which helps groups to set up structures to jump through the various hoops to enable them to put in bids and she is informed about possible grants. The talk will take place on January 10 at 7,30 at the Nottage but we have not yet thought of a snappy title.