A little bit of information

Harwich is a town in Essex, and one of the Haven ports, it is the northernmost coastal town within Essex. Its position on the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers and its usefulness to mariners as the only safe anchorage between the Thames and the Humber led to a long period of maritime significance, both civil and military.

The town became a naval base in 1657 and was heavily fortified, with Harwich Redoubt, Beacon Hill Battery, and Bath Side Battery.

Harwich is the likely launch point of the Mayflower which carried English Puritans to North America and is the presumed birthplace of Mayflower captain Christopher Jones.

Celebrating the opening of The Dovercourt & Harwich Hub

November 2019

“We’re delighted to be able to extend a warm welcome and invitation to you all to join us at the Open Day of the new Dovercourt and Harwich Hub on Tuesday 20th November, 10am-12.30pm.

Please pop in and see us, enjoy a cuppa and cake and discover what we have to offer!”

Dovercourt & Harwich Hub, 276 High Street, Harwich, CO12 3PD


The following events and activities take place at the Dovercourt and Harwich Hub on a regular basis.

If you regularly hire one of our rooms and would like to be included on this page please click here or call 01255 554115 for information.

*Please note that our calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Please note that all our activities are subject to change, so the venue, date and time may be different to those shown. Please contact us to check details and to book your place in advance.
Bereavement & Friendship Café
Community Allotment
is Fun
My Weight Matters

Family Fun Groups

Support for Groups & Individuals

Tai Chi and Seated Yoga

Walking Groups

English As a secondary Language
International women’s informal network
Cycling Groups

Book a Venue

To find out availability, call 01255 425692 (Clacton, Jaywick Sands & Walton) or 01255 554115 (Dovercourt & Harwich).

*Please note that our calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. 

Alternatively, complete the form and a member of the booking team will respond during office hours.

Best time to call

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Please click here to find out more about the venues and rooms we have available to hire.

SOS BUS - Clacton & Harwich

The SOS bus offers support to local residents who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, street drinking or just in need of local support services. As well as being able to assist directly, the SOS bus can also signpost people to the most appropriate service.

On board the bus are representatives from several support services, including Open Road, SUMMIT health advocate, social prescribers from CVST, and mental health support. 

The SOS bus will be outside the Park Pavilion in Harwich on Mondays and parked on Christmas Tree Island, Clacton town centre on Fridays.

North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance
Can Do Health & Care
Vision for Volunteering
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