Wivenhoe House continues to play its part in shaping history, as the home of the pioneering Edge Hotel School where dedicated undergraduates work towards a respected degree in hotel management with the University of Essex. In a unique concept for the United Kingdom, future leaders in

At the 2001 census, the town had a population of over 7,221,[2] increasing to 7,637 at the 2011 census.[1] The town's history centres on fishing, ship building, and smuggling.[3]

Wivenhoe House is committed to ensuring every guest enjoys a memorable experience and to giving the rest of the world hotel management at its very best.

News on Parish safety volunteers for Wivenhoe 

Wivenhoe developed as a port and until the late 19th century was effectively a port for Colchester, as large ships were unable to navigate any further up the River Colne,[5] which widens here into its estuary. Wivenhoe had two prosperous shipyards.[9] It became an important port for trade for Colchester and developed shipbuilding, commerce and fishing industries.[9] The period of greatest prosperity for the town came with the arrival of the railway in 1863.[9]

The following table and graphs show you crime and ASB breakdowns and trends for Wivenhoe.

****A meeting was held on Monday 25th January 2016 between Wivenhoe Town Council and Cllr. Rodney Bass to discuss the issues regarding the Wivenhoe Cycle Path. Here is an audio file of the meeting.****

Proud as we are of our Constable connections, we are equally excited about our involvement in Radical Essex an innovative programme of events celebrating the county’s crucial role in the history of British modernism. Led by Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite in Colchester, Radical Essex runs throughout this […]

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Meet our dedicated wedding planners and recommended local suppliers to help plan your special day. Our magnificent venue...

Welcome to Wivenhoe's New Mayor Cllr. Asa Aldis

Harry Bensley who became famous for taking on a wager to walk around Britain and eighteen other countries while wearing an iron mask and pushing a perambulator, lived in the village with his wife Kate after having served in the First World War,[citation needed] whilst pianist and popular entertainer Semprini (1908–1990) lived in Wivenhoe during his retirement in Talisman House which is adjacent to the high street.[citation needed]

The place-name Wivenhoe is Saxon in origin, deriving from the personal name Wifa's or Wife's spur or promontory (hoe). The place-name is now usually pronounced 'Wivvenho', but the Essex accent would traditionally have rendered it as 'Wivvenhoo'. According to folk etymology, the name derived from "Wyvernhoe",[4] originating from the mythical beast called a wyvern and the previously mentioned ridge (hoe). The town's football team, Wivenhoe Town FC, is nicknamed 'The Wyverns'.

Hoteliers and hospitality students across the region are limbering up for the National Waiters Day Race. The setting...

A reception was held afterwards at the Wivenhoe Sailing Club to which all were invited.


Wivenhoe is a town and civil parish in north eastern Essex, England, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Colchester. Historically Wivenhoe village, on the banks of the River Colne, and Wivenhoe Cross, on the higher ground to the north, were two separate settlements but with considerable development in the 19th century the two have merged.


Secondary schools are available in the surrounding area. The University of Essex has been located at Wivenhoe Park since 1964.[9]

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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on the 23rd August, attended by representatives of CBC in regard to the Local Plan Preferred Options.

The league table below looks at the total crimes and crime rate for July 2016 that occurred in all neighbourhoods within 5 miles of Wivenhoe and orders them by lowest crime rate first.

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  And a presentation to Mrs. Christine Pettitt after 11 years on the reception team at Wivenhoe Town Council. 

This dinner will take you on a gastronomic journey.

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hospitality have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled professional staff in a four-star luxury Essex hotel while pursuing the academic side of their intensive course.

With the average age for first time mothers now over 30, some parents may not wish to sacrifice...

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Recipients of the Mayor's Charity Fund at the Town Meeting on Wednesday 11 May where the Town Mayor, Cllr. Ian Endean distributed the proceeds of his year

The sun shone and it was a great day for Wivenhoe's community,  showing what a wonderful asset the River Colne is.


Wivenhoe has two primary schools: Broomgrove Infant and Junior, and Millfields Primary.

When we started on our plans to celebrate 200 years of Constable’s Wivenhoe Park, the one frustration was...

Our luxury Essex hotel extends this philosophy to its food, offering a modern, award-winning brasserie open every day and an impressive traditional afternoon tea served in our elegant lounges in the main house.

Gerry Hill MBE QGM + Bar will be talking through some of his experiences in the British Army...

Cllr. Ian Endean proudly cutting the ribbon, accompanied by Bernard Jenkin, MP, Cllr. Neil Lodge and Cllr. Kevin Read.

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