Information Centre

Our Information Centre is a welcoming place in the heart of Newland Street. As well as being the reception for the Town Council, we provide a number of services, local gifts and products.

Well worth a visit, you can often find an art exhibition by a local artist or a gift for someone special, or even yourself.

We often find that we can help people who have no access to the internet in a world increasingly reliant on the public having online access.  Alternatively, our central location means we often act as a 'post box' for items that need to be passed from one club member to another.

We are happy to help volunteer-run clubs promote themselves with posters and leaflets, and we are often asked for such information by members of the public.  If you run a local club or group, make sure we have the information to include on our information leaflets.

If you find a lost wallet, glasses or other valuable items, we can provide a safe place for those items while we try to track down the owner.

In our 'Heritage Room' you can see our 16th century fireplace, commemorative book and a changing display of Witham historical artefacts.  If you enjoy local history, we have in the Centre the original workings from the clock outside and a water pump, thought to date back to when the building was a coaching inn called 'The George'.

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Contact:

Tel No: 01376 502674

Email: infocentre@witham.gov.uk

or simply pop in and say hello.  You will find us in Newland Street, opposite McColls and Helen Rollason Charity Shop, next to Barclays Bank.  Please note, there is no public parking at the Town Hall, but you can park for free in Newland Street for up to an hour.

Services:

Local Information

Local gifts and products

National Express coach bookings and enquiries

Local coach trip bookings

First Bus season tickets

Reduced price day out tickets

Recycling sacks

Free dog waste bags

Photocopying and printing

Days out leaflets

Self help leaflets

Local clubs, groups and events posters & leaflets

Public Hall event tickets

Gift hampers

Opening Times:

Monday............9am-4.30pm

Tuesday............9am-4.30pm

Wednesday......10am-4.30pm

Thursday...........9am-4.30pm

Friday................9am-3.50pm

 

Witham Calendar Competition

In the Information Centre, we run an annual competition to find the photos for our Witham Calendar.  Each year we look for recognisable areas of Witham at different times of the year.  We need photos for each of the seasons: ideally something snowy, something for Christmas and something for Remembrance Day in November, as well as some nice sunny pictures for the summer months.  Our calendar is often sent to friends and family who no longer live in Witham to remind them of home, which is why we prefer pictures of local landmarks to generic photos of ducks and trees.

We need, ideally, 12 photos in landscape for the monthly pages and one photo in portrait for the front cover.  We aim to match the season of the photo to the appropriate month on the calendar, as much as is possible.  Photos should be around 300dpi, but essentially, we need to be able to fit them on the calendar whilst maintaining a good quality photograph.

Entries for the 2023 calendar are now open.  Email your entries to us confirming that you have read and agree the following Terms and Conditions:

Entries must be in digital format only.

Please email your entries to infocentre@witham.gov.uk before midnight on Sunday 11th September 2022 confirming that you have read these terms and conditions

Entries are limited to 5 per person

Entries from under 18's must have permission from their parent or guardian

All entries must be original photos taken by the entrant. The entrant must be the owner of the copyright.

Winning photos will be used in the 2023 calendar and in promotional social media posts. Copyright remains with the entrant, but entry into the competition implies agreement to Witham Town Council using your photo in the calendar and for promotional purposes

Each winning photo will be credited to the photographer

Please ensure that you have the permission of anyone in your photo, or their parent/guardian if they are under 18

Photos taken on private land must have the permission of the landowner

Current Government advice regarding Coronavirus must be adhered to when taking your photo

Entries may be photos you have taken previously but should represent present day Witham

Please take your photos safely and responsibly

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