Queens Road Residents Association was established on 8 July 2006. Its aim is to unite residents in a common effort to protect and enhance the conservation area that comprises Queens Road and its immediate neighbourhood. This includes: Queens Road, lower Park Road (up to the junction with Valley Road), Dentons Terrace, Colne Terrace and Paget Road (north of the railway line).
Our objectives are a) to consider ways in which we can enhance our immediate neighbourhood; b) to foster a community spirit and set up a community support network.
In 2006/7 we were successful in our campaign to close Queens Road to through traffic to make it safer for residents and protect them from heavy construction and other suitable traffic. We worked to support residents in their efforts to have flooding problems resolved, and we managed to have the winter salt box restored at the junction of Park Road and Queens Road. Since then we have circulated twelve newsletters to keep residents up to date with activities, established an Association blog, and held a residents meeting to decide what we wanted to do in the future. We have also held various social events including two talks and a succesful fund-raising stall at the June Market in St Mary's Church, Wivenhoe. We established an 'eco-team, applied for listing status for the Phillip Road School (once the Wyvenhoe Board School), campaigned to protect a garden on Queens Road from a 'garden-grabbing' development, and started a local history group. On Sunday 17 July 2011 we held our AGM and Member's Summer Party and two of our members have also recently become involved in the establishment of the Wivenhoe Townscape Forum which aims to produce a draft 'local list' of historical assets in Wivenhoe.
Further details about the activities of our Association can be obtained from Daryl Williamson (Chair), 27 Queens Road, Wivenhoe, CO7 9JJ or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our blog at http://queensroadresidentswivenhoe.blogspot.co.uk