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WIVSOC - bringing the community together, encouraging individuals to get involved to make a difference. Profits are put back into local causes and charities.

Upcoming Events

The following 2020 Events are TBC

April                           

Community Riverbank Clean Up

Family Dog Walk with a Wivenhoe Twist

 

Aug

The Wivenhoe Crabbing Competition

October

70/80’s Night

Community River Bank Clean Up

May

Open Gardens 30th/31st

Aug/Sept

GinFest

Nov/Dec

Christmas Craft Fair

Wine Tasting

Great Past 2019 Events

Wivenhoe Gin Fest…first of its kind in Wivenhoe and tickets were sold out within 10 days of going on sale – who’d have thought it! It was a great fun night, with guests finding out a little more about each gin that was served and having a chance to test and choose their favourite. The GinTelligence quiz caused quite a stir and the winning team bagged a bottle of the “best gin in the world” according to our Chairman! The raffle was popular too. Thank you all for coming along and supporting. We’ve heard such great feedback, we’ve agreed to do it again next year!

The River Bank Clean Up…unfortunately this had to be postpone in early October due to the weather, but we wanted to say a big thank you for all those who had already helped to arrange the logistics.  Fingers crossed that next year’s clean up won’t be scuppered by the good old English weather!

Gin Fest Feedback - Congratulations to you all for organising such a successful event last night.  The planning and organisation of it was faultless. I am quite sure everyone had a good time. The different gins gave everyone something to talk about. The food was wonderful. The whole thing was great fun and did a great deal to help the profile of WivSoc as a fun and worthwhile organisation in Wivenhoe with many people there who were attracted by the nature of the event.

Peter Hill

The Crabbing Competition….the annual Wivenhoe crabbing competition in August saw  beautiful weather attracting lots of crabbers along the quay. The winning crab was won by former winner Conall Kane with a crab over 83g! Prizes were presented by Wivenhoe Mayor Cllr Nick Tile. The money raised this year is being donated to Broomgrove Infants and Junior schools and Millfields Primary School

Wivenhoe River Boat Trip….was a huge success in early September, the sun shone, the boats were full and there was lots of banter and high spirits as the skippers manoeuvered their way from Alresford Creek, then up to the Roman River and past Rowhedge.

 

Blooming Marvellous - The Wivenhoe Open Gardens 2019

In May, Wivenhoe’s generous enthusiasts opened their gardens to the public for the annual event.  As well as some old favourites, there were some great new gardens to visit, with an inspirational mix of designs, scrubs, flowers and water features on display, as well as the opportunity to meet Wivenhoe’s green-fingered experts.

WivSoc committee members including stalwarts Pat, Jeannie and Joan, welcomed visitors at the Open Gardens stall, pointing them in the right direction and offering a range of delicious home-made treats.  

The event raised an excellent amount of money which was split between the organisers WivSoc and St Mary’s Church. Wivenhoe Society held a lunch to thank those who had taken part and to hand over cheques to support local charities and causes. These included Wivenhoe in Bloom, Reach Out At Christmas, Wivenhoe Food Bank – Food, Wivenhoe Food Bank - Hygiene products, Essex Bloodrunners, Wivenhoe Woodcrafters, 1st Wivenhoe Cubs, Wivenhoe Baby and Toddler Group and the Wivenhoe Film Festival.