Welcome to Witham

Upcoming Events –

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Don’t lose your Vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election which takes place on 5th May 2016.  Paying Council Tax does NOT mean you are on the Electoral Register.  Contact Braintree District Council with your National Insurance Number and Date of Birth on 01376 552525 to register.

Essex Police

Essex Police has introduced Local Community Meetings and Street Meets across the County.  Please go along and help the Police make Essex a safer place to live and work.  For further information about these meetings please visit http://www.essex.police.uk/my_neighbourhood/braintree_district.aspx


Parish Safety Volunteers

Are you interested in making a real difference in your local community, helping people live and feel safer?  Do you want to volunteers with both Essex County Fire and Rescue Service AND Essex Police?  The two services are working together to launch a brand new volunteer scheme!  They are looking to recruit two Parish Safety Volunteers per Parish in Essex, tasked with arranging and conducting home safety visits.  These volunteers will deliver crucial fire and crime prevention advice, extensive knowledge of local services and the ability to fit smoke detectors directly into the homes of those most in need.  If you’re interested, you’ll need to apply for an interview and be required to undertake Essex Police vetting.  You will receive comprehensive training from both Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police, a full uniform and all equipment required to carry out the role.  To ensure volunteers are well supported, Parish Safety Volunteers from across the county will be invited to on-going training and networking opportunities throughout the year.  If you are interested please look at the following job description Volunteer Role Description – Parish Safety Volunteer or get in touch using PSV@essex-fire.gov.uk

2016 Witham Carnival Court

The search is on for the 2016/2017 Witham Carnival Court.  The new Court will be chosen at selection dance on Saturday 9th April at Maltings Academy from 6.30 pm.    The chosen Court will spend a year representing Witham Town, visiting other towns around our district and attending charity events.  This is not a beauty contest but we do look for a pleasant personality, reasonably confident, enjoy meeting people, charismatic, and MUST live in the CM8 postcode area.  Court members must be aged 8-25 years old.  Application forms are available from the Information Centre, Town Hall, Newland Street, Witham or from http://www.withamcarnival.org.uk  Entry forms should in no later than Saturday 2nd April 2016.  For further information please contact Miss C Victor, 23 Burdun Close, Witham CM8 1PN 07769 152330.

Carnival court