Useful contacts

POLICE

Maldon Road Park – Anti Social Behaviour

Essex Police are dealing robustly with Anti Social Behaviour occurring at Maldon Road Park, Witham. However, they need assistance from members of the public to inform them when and specifically what is occurring as well as assisting Police with prosecution. Please contact Witham Neighbourhood Policing Team between 0800-0000 on 07791398227 or Essex Police non emergency number 101

In an emergency telephone 999 and ask for Police
Non-emergencies – Tel: 101

Police Station, Newland Street, Witham
Open Monday to Saturday 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm

Braintree Police Station
Open 8.00 am to 12.00 midnight every day.

Abandoned Trolleys

Report trolleys that have been abandoned and not collected by the relevant supermarket 0800 316 1241 www.trolleywise.co.uk

Abandoned Vehicles Removal

01376 551414 Ext : 22203

Accommodation

A list of bed and breakfast accommodation is available from the Information Centre, Town Hall, Newland Street 01376 502674, or see the Accommodation page on this site.

Action for Family Carers

01621 851640 www.affc.org.uk

Action Fraud

If you think you have been scammed 0300 1232040 www.actionfraud.police.uk

Adoption and Fostering

0800 801530 www.essex.gov.uk/fostering

Age UK 

Head office Chelmsford 01245 346106 www.ageuk.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous

0800 9177650 www.alcoholics-anoymous.org.uk

Alcohol Detox

Cassiobury Court – Guide to Smashing Through an Alcohol Detox : This guide outlines the basic steps involved in an alcohol detox.   Tel: 01923 804 139 http://www.cassioburycourt.com/article/86/guide-to-smashing-through-alcohol-detoxes

Rehab 4 Alcoholism

Offers a free helpline and intervention service for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Tel: 0345 222 3509 Website: http://www.rehab4alcoholism.com

Alzheimers Society Mid Essex

03002 225800 www.alzheimers.org.uk

Ambulance

In an emergency telephone 999 and ask for the Ambulance Service.

Arthritis Care

03302 020358 www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Asthma UK

08001 216244 www.asthma.org.uk

Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 4779400 www.cruse.org.uk

East of England Bereavement Group 01206 797196 www.eastofengland.coop/funerals/bereavement-support

Blue Badge Scheme

Essex County Council 0345 6037630 www.essex.gov.uk

Braintree District Council

01376 552525 www.braintree.gov.uk
Housing, Repairs, Refuse, Pest Control, Council Tax, Planning Permission

Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency (BDVSA)

01376 550507 www.bdvsa.org.uk

Bus Passes (Senior and Disability)

0345 2000388 www.canigetapass.org.uk

Carecall

Alarm system for Senior Residents 01376 551600 www.provide.org.uk

Car Parks

Mill Lane
Grove Centre
Newlands Drive
Railway Station Car Park

Chamber of Commerce

www.withamchamber.com

ChildLine

0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Cinnamon Trust

National Charity for older people and their pets 01736 757900 www.cinnamon.org.uk

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2DY
0344 499 4719 www.bhwcab.org.uk
Civic Amenity Point

Perry Road, Freebournes Ind Est, Witham, CM8 3YZ
0345 603 7625 www.essex.gov.uk
Domestic waste and major recycling centre.

Community Agents

08009 775858 www.communityagentsessex.org.uk

Community Halls

Dengie Community Hall, Dengie Close, Witham and Silver End Village Hall, The Broadway, Silver End, Witham 01376 501145 or 07983 449344 email enquiries@hireahall.co.uk or visit www.hireahall.co.uk
Spring Lodge, Powers Hall End, Witham, CM8 2HE 01376 511042 www.springlodgecentre.co.uk
Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2DY let by Witham Public Hall Trust 0345 017 8717 www.withampublichall.co.uk

Community Information

Primary point of contact – local government and community issues
The Library, 18 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AQ 01376 552525 www.braintree.gov.uk

Community Transport

Braintree District Council 01376 557883 www.braintree.gov.uk

Consumer Affairs

Offering debt and money advice to customers www.consumeraffairs.org.uk

Credit Union

Holdfast, The Centre, Newland Street, Witham CM8 1AH
01376 516994 www.holdfastcreditunion.co.uk

Crime Reduction Officer

101 or 0300 3334444

Cross Roads Care

Providers of Respite Care 01376 529985

Dentists

Cairn Brae Dental Practice, 2 Maldon Road, Witham, CM8 2AB 01376 501688 www.cairnbraedental.co.uk

Dental Wizards Witham, Lockram Lane, Witham, CM8 2JB 01376 513040 www.dentalwizards.co.uk

Dentalogica, 78 Chelmer Road, Witham, CM8 2ET 01376 513100

The Dental Health Centre, 30 Maldon Road, Witham, CM8 2AB 01376 513107 www.thewithamdentist.com

Penhaligan Dental Centre, 16-18 Penhaligan Court, Witham, CM8 1YB 01376 502002

Pomfet, Duncan and Singh, 141 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BE 01376 513741

Duvoisin Newlands Dental Surgery, 6 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AQ 01376 521081

Diabetes UK Careline

0345 1232399 www.diabetes.org.uk/careline

Dispensing Chemists

AMF Medica Ltd, 52-54 Dorothy Sayers Drive, Witham, CM8 2LX 01376 512655

Boots the Chemist, 42 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AR 01376 513613 and 4 Spa Road, Witham, CM8 1NE 01376 513462 www.boots.com/chemist

Borno Chemist Ltd, 124 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BA 01376 520052 www.borno-chemist.com/witham

Lloyds Pharmacy, 5 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AF 01376 512192 www.lloydspharmacy.com

Electricity Emergencies

EDF Energy 0800 0969000(1) www.edfenergy.com UK Power Networks 0800 3163105 www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk

Employment

Job Centre, 2 Freebournes Court, Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2BL
0345 604 3719 www.jobcentreplusoffices.co.uk

Environment Agency

03708 506506 www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Essex Blind Charity

0870 2405418 www.essexsight.org.uk

Essex County Council

County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH 0345 7430 430 www.essex.gov.uk
Highways Department 0345 7430430, Meals on Wheels 0345 6037630,
Trading Standards 0345 4040 506

Essex Dementia Care

01245 363789 www.essexdementiacare.org.uk

Essex Respite Association

01245 353855 www.essexrespite.org.uk

Fire

The Fire Station, Hatfield Road, Witham CM8 3HB www.essex-fire.gov.uk
In an emergency telephone 999 and ask for Fire Brigade.  Fire safety check and advice 03003 030088

Family Planning Clinic

The Health Centre, 4 Mayland Road, Witham CM8 2UX  01376 302740 www.drmohanty-withamhc.nhs.uk

Farleigh Hospice

01245 457300 www.farleighhospice.org

Floodline

0345 9881188

Gas Emergencies

Transco 0800 111 999 www.2.nationalgrid.com

General Practitioners

Dr Chandra Ligam, 40 Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2DZ 01376 502264

Douglas Grove Surgery, Douglas Grove, Witham CM8 1TE 01376 512827 www.douglasgrovesurgery.nhs.uk

Fern House Surgery, 125-129 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1BH 01376 502108 www.fernhousesurgery.co.uk

The Surgery, 4 Mayland Road, Witham, CM8 2UX 01376 302747 www.drmohanty-withamhc.nhs.uk

Good Care Group

www.thegoodcaregroup.com/live-in-care/

Health Authority

8 Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2TT  01376 302100

Hearing Help Essex

01245 496347 www.hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Hospitals

Braintree Community Hospital, Chadwick Drive, Braintree, CM7 2AL 01376 555900 www.braintreecommunityhospital.nhs.uk

Broomfield Hospital (has A&E dept.), Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET 01245 362000

Colchester General Hospital (has A&E dept.), Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL 01206 747474 www.colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

Essex County Hospital, Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3NB 01206 747474

St Michael’s Hospital, 142 Rayne Road, Braintree, CM7 2QU 01245 362000

St Peter’s Hospital, Spital Road, Maldon, CM9 6EG 01245 362000

Housing

Greenfields Housing Association, Guithavon Street, Witham, CM8 1BJ 01376 535400 www.greenfieldsch.org.uk

Hanover Housing Association 01480 475063 www.hanover.org.uk

Witham Housing Association 01376 515017 www.withamhousingassociation.co.uk

Leisure Centres in the District

Braintree Sport and Health Club 01376 552585 www.fusion-lifestyle.com

Braintree Swimming and Fitness 01376 533400 www.fusion-lifestyle.com

Witham Leisure Centre 01376 533400 www.fusion-lifestyle.com

Library

18 Newland Street, Witham CM8 2AQ 0345 603 7628
For more information about library services please visit http://essex.gov.uk/Libraries-Archives/Libraries/Pages/Essex-Libraries.aspx

Life Coach Directory

www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk

Living Well Essex

03005 001895 www.livingwellessex.org

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

01245 398770 www.midessexccg.nhs.uk

MS Society

01376 328749 www.mssociety.org.uk

Neighbourhood Watch

Crime Reduction Office 01376 343344 www.essexnhw.org.uk

News

Witham and Braintree Times, 76 High Street, Braintree, CM7 1JP 01376 343344 www.braintreeandwitham.co.uk
Essex Chronicle, Kestral House, Colchester Road, Chelmsford, CM2 5PF 01245 602721 www.essexchronicle.co.uk
Evening Gazette, Unit 1, Brunel Way, Severalls Ind. Est., Colchester, CO4 9XP 01206 506000 www.gazette-news.co.uk

NHS Direct

0845 4647 or 111 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

NSPCC

080 8005000 www.nspcc.org.uk

Opticians

Belson and Sons, 5a Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AF 01376 512336 www.belsonopticians.co.uk

Boots Opticians, 19 The Grove Centre, Witham, CM8 2YT 0345 1253758 www.boots.com/witham

Specsavers, 4 The Grove Centre, Witham, CM8 2YT 01376 533670 www.specsavers.co.uk/witham

Visions of Witham, 94 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1AH 01376 515510 www.visionsofwitham.co.uk

Parkinsons Society

08088 000303 www.parkinsons.org.uk

Pension Service

0345 6060265 www.gov.uk/contact-pension-service

Places of worship

St Nicolas C of E Parish Church, Chipping Hill, Witham, CM8 2JS 07432 085228 www.withamparishchurch.org.uk
Guithavon Valley Evangelical Church, Guithavon Valley, Witham, CM8 1HF 01376 515339 www.valleychurch.co.uk
Rickstones Evangelical Church, Rickstones Road, Witham, CM8 2NG 01376 502729 www.rickstoneschurch.com
Holy Family & All Saints R C Church, 4 Guithavon Street, Witham, CM8 1BN 01376 512219 www.withamcatholicchurch.org.uk
Witham United Reformed Church, Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1AH 01376 500958 www.withamurc.org.uk
Quakers Religious Society Of Friends, Orchard House, Maltings Lane, Witham, CM8 1DZ 01376 511473
Church Of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Maldon Road, Witham, CM8 1HU 01376 501319
Witham Methodist Church, Guithavon Street, Witham, CM8 1BJ 01621 853423 – Rev Clifford Newman, BA
Witham Bapist Church, meet at Royal British Legion, Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AZ, Sunday 10.30am – All Age Worship.  Pastor Rev Michael Child 01376 514989. www.withambaptist.org.uk
Bethel Christian Fellowship, 1 Penhaligon Court, Guithavon Street, Witham, CM8 1BQ
meet Sunday mornings 10.30am at Maltings Academy, Spinks Lane, Witham 01376 520705 www.bethel-witham.co.uk

Jehovah’s Witness 01376 517058 or 01376 514446

RCCG Abundant Life Church, the Bedrock, 19a Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2DY www.rccgalc.org

Political Parties

Conservative Association 01376 512386 www.withamconservatives.org.uk
Green Party 01376 584576 www.witham-braintree.greenparty.org.uk
Labour Party 01376 513380
Liberal Democrats 01376 552156 www.withamandbraintreelibdems.org.uk
Priti Patel MP 020 7219 3528 email withammp@parliament.uk www.priti4witham.com

Richard Howitt MEP 01223 240202 www.richardhowittmep.com

Post Office

McColls, 76 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1AH – Sub-Office 1 Spa Road, Witham, CM8 1NE
Help Line 0345 740740 www.royalmail.com
Sorting Office, Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AH 01376 513263

Radio

BBC Radio Essex, 198 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9AB 01245 616000 www.bbc.co.uk/bbcessex
Heart FM, 31 Glebe Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QG 01245 524500 www.heart.co.uk/essex

Red Cross

0344 8711111 www.redcross.org.uk
Medical Loan Chelmsford 01245 280283 or Colchester 01206 564152 or Maldon 01621 855277

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Superintendent, John Ray House, Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9RW 0345 6037632 www.essex.gov.uk

Rehab 4 Addiction

www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

Rehab Recovery

www.rehab-recovery.co.uk

Relate

Mid Essex Marriage Guidance Council 01245 258680 or 0300 1001234

Relatives and Residents Association (Essex)

Residential Care Helpline 02073 598136 www.relres.org

Rethink

For those who care for people with mental illness 01376 349549 www.rethink.org

RSPCA

0300 1234999 www.rspca.org.uk

Samaritans

116 123 www.samaritans.org

Sewers

Anglian Water Emergencies (24 Hours): 08457 145145 www.anglianwater.co.uk

Social Services

0345 6037630 www.essex.gov.uk

St John Ambulance

08700 104950 www.sja.org.uk

Stoke Association

03033 033100 www.stroke.org.uk

Support 4 Sight

01799 523700 www.support4sight.org.uk

Supporting Carers in Essex

0300 7708090 www.carersinessex.org.uk

Swan Care and Repair

Maintenance assistance for Senior Residents 01277 844235 www.swan.org.uk

Tax (inland Revenue)

0300 2003300 www.hmrc.gov.uk

Tourist Information

Tourist Information may be obtained from the Information Centre, Town Hall, 61 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2FE 01376 502674
Open: Monday – Thursday – 09.00-16.30 – Friday – 09.30 – 16.00

Trading Standards

Business 0345 6037626 Consumer 0345 4040506 www.essex.gov.uk

Train Travel

Abellio Greater Anglia 0345 6007245 www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk

National Rail Enquiries 0345 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

Trainline 0871 2441545 www.thetrainline.com

Travel Line

Public transport information 0871 2002233 www.traveline.info

Vets

Brookend Veterinary Surgery 62 Braintree Road, Witham, CM8 2BY 01376 500038 www.brookendvets.co.uk
Spring Lodge Animal Hospital, Spring Lodge Farm, Powers Hall End, Witham, CM8 2HG – Year round 24-hour emergency service 01376 513247 www.springlodgevet.co.uk

Victims Support

0808 1689111 www.victimsupport.org.uk

Waste Disposal and Recycling

Civic Amenity Tip, Perry Road, Freebournes Ind. Est. Witham, CM8 3YZ Essex County Council 0345 6037625 www.essex.gov.uk

Water

Anglian Water (leak line) 0800 771881 www.anglianwater.co.uk
Essex & Suffolk Water Company 0800 526337 www.eswater.co.uk

Winter Fuel Helpline

03459 151515

Witham Community Association

Powers Hall End, Witham CM8 2HE 01376 511042 www.springlodgecentre.co.uk

Witham Family Centre

Stefre House, White Horse Lane, Witham, CM8 2BU
01376 501526, Fax. 01376 502949

Women’s Refuge

Chelmsford 01245 493114