Welcome to Witham


Upcoming Events 

Public Drop In – Wednesday 2nd December 2pm-7pm Silver End Village Hall Broadway CM8 3RQ about the Proposed Integrated Waste Management Facility Rivenhall – click below for more details

Rivenhall IWMF drop-in poster


Dickensian Event – Saturday 28th November 10 am – 3 pm

Christmas Market in the Newlands Shopping Centre, Witham.  An opportunity to buy some Christmas gifts – including soaps, candles, jewellery, sweets, cards, decorations, cake toppers and crafts.  The event will also include a tombola, lucky dip, secret boxes and a children’s ride.  There will be entertainment throughout the day from the Rock Choir, 295 Squadron Ensemble, Witham Big and Little Sing, Panto Characters and a demonstration from Essex Boot Camp.  Come along and join in the fun.


Cards for Good Causes Christmas Shop

Buy your Charity Christmas Cards from the Cards for Good Causes Shop that will be open Monday to Friday from 19th October until 18th December 9.30 am – 3.30 pm in the Information Centre in the Town Hall, 61 Newland Street, Witham.  A selection of Christmas cards sold for at least 25 charities, call in and make your purchases.  NB: The shop is only able to accept cash or cheque payments, they do not have a card payment facility.

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BE PART OF WITHAM’S COMMUNTY DAY   Are you involved in a Witham based Club or Organisation? Witham Town Council are organising a Community Day in Maldon Road Park on Saturday 11th June 2016, to get involved e-mail Pauline at communityofficer@witham.gov.uk

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The Witham Town Centre consultation report was endorsed by Braintree District Council’s Prosperity Project Board on 13th July 2015. The consultation generated 1180 responses over the four month consultation period. The responses give a very clear mandate to develop and deliver the proposals. The next stage will be to work up  a detailed design master-plan, liaising with relevant stakeholders and authorities (in particular the Town Council and the Town Team). The report is now publically available at www.braintree.gov.uk/withamreport

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


 Witham 2033? Local Plan Update

Braintree District Council has started work on a new Local Plan, to provide a strategic vision for the growth of the District to 2033. Keep up to date with developments by clicking http://www.witham.gov.uk/site/witham-2033-local-plan-update/


Braintree District Business Growth Loan Fund

Need investment to grow your business?  Capital investment loans between £5,000  and £100,000 are available on a commercial basis for companies located in or moving into the Braintree District.  For further information please contact 01376 552525, email economicd@braintree.gov.uk or visit www.braintree.gov.uk/businessloan

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