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Deputy Town Clerk Vacancy

A full time vacancy has arisen at Witham Town Council for a Deputy Town Clerk.  For further information please click on the following link Deputy Town Clerk Vacancy at Witham Town Council

Open Spaces Assistant Vacancy

A full time vacancy has arisen at Witham Town Council for an Open Spaces Assistant.  For further information please click on the following link Open Spaces Assistant


Upcoming Events -

 

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The Beginning of the Battle of the Somme

On Friday, 1st July 2016 as the shadows lengthened across Witham’s Town Park, over 1000 people came together to witness a Drumhead service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, one of the worst days in the history of the British Army.

It was a sombre and moving occasion.  The Drumhead was constructed by the Essex Army Cadets Corps of Drums in their immaculate red and gold uniforms.  The service was conducted by Revd Cannon Sally Lodge, Team Rector St Nicolas Church, and the music was provided by the Essex Yeomanry Band.  Before the service, a salute had been taken outside the Town Hall by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jonathan Douglas-Hughes CBE DL, Priti Patel MP, Cllr Frankie Ricci (Chairman of Braintree District Council) and Cllr Patrick Horner (Witham’s Town Mayor).  During the Service, the Town Mayor laid a special Somme wreath combining blue cornflowers, representing our French allies, with red poppies on behalf of the town.  The dedication reads “today we commemorate the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  In grateful thanks, the People of Witham 1st July 2016

This is another event in the programme of WWI centenary commemorations organised by Witham Town Council in partnership with the Royal British Legion.

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2016 Photography Competition announced

Submit your photographs on a theme of “Witham’s Wildlife” by 1st September.

For more information, click here

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 

Road Closure

Notice is given that the Essex County Council intends to suspend the 7.5 Tonne Weight Restriction on the B1389 Bridge Street and the B1389 Newland Street in Witham.  For full details please click Public Notice

 

Road Surfacing works in Witham

Essex Highways will be carrying out resurfacing works along Maltings Lane, Howbridge Road, Laurence Avenue, Dengie Close, Nicholas Court and Chalks Road.  Work is scheduled to start on 25th July 2016 and is expected to last up to five weeks including some weekends.  For further information please click Witham Residents Letter

 Work to improve the A12 at Witham

Olivers Bridge, where the A12 crosses the B1018 Maldon Road just to the east of Witham is to have essential repairs and the road across it resurfaced.  Subject to weather conditions, work is planned to start on Friday 29th July, finishing before November.  For further information about this work please click here