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Harwich Town Council

Under a royal charter of 1604, Harwich was granted the right to a mayor and a council by King James I. The town's council first met in Harwich's Guildhall in 1679. Although now a purely ceremonial position, Harwich is one of only twenty three towns and cities in the country that still has the right to elect a High Steward. The present council consists of sixteen members representing the five wards within the boundaries of Harwich and Dovercourt and provides various services including allotments, leisure facilities and the provision of premises for local community groups.

26 January 2022
Local Alliances:
Tendring Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

It’s important that Harwich Town Council understands the varying needs of its residents, and becoming dementia friendly will broaden its understanding and support of those living with dementia and their carers both now and in the future.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    All of our councillors have attended a Dementia Friends information session.
  • Dementia Information & Signposting

    We hold inforamtion on local support services and can signpost residents to those where appropriate.

  • Musical afternoons

    We have arranged funding for Music/Memory afternoons to be held once a month for people living with dementia and their carers. The sessions will begin on 16th Feb 2022.