In December 2013, the financial service provider Cofunds relocated to the former Marsh building on the Grove, bringing approximately 600 jobs to the town.[9]

  The Witham Hall Limited Registered Charity Number 1146726

The Annual Witham International Puppet Festival takes place on Saturday 17th September in Witham Town Centre.  For a full programme of performances that will be taking place throughout the day visit the website and click here to download your Puppet Festival programme.

Date: Wednesday 7 September - Saturday 1 OctoberTime: 10 am - 4 pmPrice: Free admission

BY ORDER OF UK MINISTRY OF DEFENCEMASSIVE ON LINE AUCTION OF60 + VEHICLES INCLUDING CARS, PANEL VANS, TIPPER VANS, PICKUP TRUCKS ETCEnding Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 12 noonViewing  Wednesday 21st - Tuesday 27th September 2016. 8.30am to 5pm and Tuesday 27th until 11am Lot 2 - Vauxhall Movano 3500 2.5 CDTi MWBLot 5 - Ford Transit T260 Crewcab  Van Lot 4 - Peugeot Partner Van Lot 10 - Isuzu D-Max Double Cab 2.5 Lot 7 - Ford Mondeo 2.5L Turbo Saloon

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 

In the 18th century, Witham briefly enjoyed a period as an affluent spa town after the discovery of a mineral-bearing spa by a Dr Taverner. Witham was also a centre of the wool trade until the decline of the industry in the late 17th century.

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The town's primary schools are Templars, Holy Family Catholic School, Howbridge, Powers Hall, Chipping Hill (which became a primary school in September 2010), Rivenhall CoE, Elm Hall Primary, Southview, and Silver End Primary. Both Chipping Hill School and Powers Hall Junior School received Outstanding OfSTED reports in 2008.

We are a venue that is completely open to all. The Witham staff and volunteers have embraced Dementia Friendly training and are working on events to support everyone to access the arts. We are proud to be an inclusive venue.

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The Mayor of Witham, Councillor Patrick Horner, invites you to join him at the Mayor’s Quiz Night to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.

Witham, and parts of the Braintree district, hold one of the best recycling schemes in the UK, with compulsory recycling, reaching over 50% recycling.

Witham is situated on the A12 trunk road between Chelmsford and Colchester, that is to say the Roman road from London to Colchester. Originally the A12 ran in a straight line through the middle of the town; however for some decades there has been a by-pass completely avoiding the town.

Witham Town Council formed a Task Force of interested local parties to investigate parking problems across the whole town to get a better understanding of what parking provision is needed, where and when, and how it is best provided, to develop an action plan which all interested parties can sign up to.  To read the full draft report click here

Follow an inquisitive Caterpillar into a beautiful and tactile garden 

In March 2007, Crittall closed its Braintree factory and returned to Witham to occupy a new factory on the Freebournes Industrial Estate. The factory Crittall moved into was built for J.L. French in 2001, but never used for production. The new Crittall factory is visible on the right hand side of the road exiting Witham towards Colchester via the A12.

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The name Witham is a composite name, part Brythonic (probably from a cognate of Gwydd = "Woods" in modern Welsh) and "ham" a typical Saxon ending, and remains unchanged in spelling. The parish of Witham appears in the Domesday Book of 1086.[3] The manor of Witham was given to the Knights Templar in 1148. To the north of the current town is Cressing Temple which was the earliest foundation of Templar lands in Britain, built over 700 years ago.

The Village Glass Stadium Spa Road Witham Essex CM8 1UN View with Google Maps 

Date: Saturday 24 SeptemberTime: 12 pm and 2 pmPrice: £8 | £6 child | £25 family

Nominations are open for the Active Braintree Sports Awards.  If you are involved with a local sports club why not put forward your sporting talents?  For further information about the awards and how to nominate someone click here

As of 1st August 2016 there will be a reduced timetable operating for Service 40 Ebenezer Close to Witham Town Centre, operated by Community Link.  For a copy of the updated timetable please click Service 40  For further information about this timetable change please contact Essex County Council on 0345 603 7631.

Because of the excellent transport links the town has a large number of residents who commute to work in London. This is evident by Witham railway station's appearance within the 150 busiest railway stations in Great Britain,[8] which would not be expected based on the town's population alone.

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

Approved developments include the reconstruction of both the New Rickstones Academy, and the Maltings Academy,[6] completed in 2011; the Marston's restaurant on Gershwin Boulevard completed in 2013 and the adjacent Seymour House day nursery; the refurbishment and opening of a Morrisons store in the old premises of the Jack & Jenny pub in 2014; and the newly built Witham Leisure Centre[7] on Spinks Lane, replacing Bramston Sports Centre, completed in 2014.

Witham is part of the Witham constituency of the House of Commons. The local Member of Parliament (MP) is the Conservative Priti Patel, who was elected at the 2010 General Election, becoming the first Asian female Conservative MP ever elected to Parliament. Ms Patel was re-elected at the 2015 General Election with an increased majority.

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The following Notice of Election has been issued.  The following Notice Of Election Town Council for Town Council has been issued.  For further information please click here District Councillor and Witham Town Councillor

Witham is under the jurisdiction of Witham Town Council (its parish council), Braintree District Council and Essex County Council.

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A selection of images that were entered in to the Friends of Witham’s River Walk & Nature Reserve and Witham Horticultural Society 2016 Photographic Competition are on display in the Information Centre, Town Hall, Witham.  The judges chose the below images:- 1st David L Smith, 2nd Carolyn Hobbs and 3rd David L Smith.

A significant industrial presence remains in the town, concentrated on three industrial estates on the eastern side of the town close to the junction with the A12. There are also commercial offices located in the town centre area.

Witham /ˈwɪtəm/ is a town in the county of Essex in the East of England, with a population (2011 census) of 25,353.[1][2] It is part of the District of Braintree and is twinned with the town of Waldbröl, Germany. Witham stands between the city of Chelmsford (8 miles to the south-west) and the town of Colchester (13 miles to the north-east). The River Brain runs through the town and joins the River Blackwater just outside.

Witham has a Non-League football club Witham Town F.C. who play at Spa Road. There is also a rugby club situated behind the football ground.

Witham has grown in size after the development of the Maltings Lane estate to the south of the town between 2002 and 2003. This was followed in 2012 by the moving of the Chipping Hill Primary School from its old premises in Church Street to newly built premises in Owers Road. Numerous proposals have since been made to continue the development of this area, including the construction of an Aldi superstore.[5]

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 

A one time famous resident of the town was the author Dorothy L. Sayers, whose statue stands opposite the town's library. The library stands on the site of the old Whitehall cinema, which closed in the late 1970s.

The constituency includes Hatfield Peverel, Langford, Wickham Bishops, Marks Tey, Tiptree, Tolleshunt Knights, Stanway Kelvedon, and Coggeshall. It is regarded as a safe seat for the Conservative Party, and Priti Patel holds a strong 15,196 vote majority. Witham was once a strong Labour party area but in 2011 the local Conservatives won a majority on the Town Council.