For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Braintree District Council, who can be contacted on 01376 552525.
Set in a picturesque riverside location within landscaped gardens, Helen Court offers 55 Extra Care apartments designed for the over 55s. The estate also offers a wide range of on-site facilities which include a residents’ lounge, hair salon and guest room. Midday meals can be enjoyed in the on-site restaurant, which has a choice of dishes.
Located near green open space on Maldon Road, the properties are very handy for local shops and the town centre. The on-site manager takes care of upkeep of the building/grounds and can offer advice on how to access further support. Frequent social events and trips out add to the friendly and inclusive environment of Helen Court.
In the local area
Witham has good shopping facilities in the High Street area, the Newlands Shopping Centre and the Grove Centre. These areas offer a range of small shops, chain stores, banks and three major supermarkets.
Leisure facilities include Benton Hall golf and leisure centre which offers a pool club and library. Bramston sports centre contains a swimming pool and a very modern gym. For sports fans there is also a rugby club and a football ground.
A River Walk runs for four miles through the town and is home to a range of wildlife, following the path of the River Brain to the Whetmead nature reserve.
History, art and culture
In the 18th century Witham briefly enjoyed a period as an affluent spa town after the discovery of local mineral-bearing springs. Witham was also a centre of the wool trade until the decline of the industry in the late 17th century.
A statue of the author Dorothy L. Sayers stands opposite the town's library, as a famous former resident of the town. The town plays host to the annual Witham Carnival in July and the International Puppet Festival in the autumn.
Where we are
Helen Court is located just off the B1018 Maldon Road, not far from junction 22 of the A12 trunk road between Chelmsford and Colchester. Witham has excellent transport links, with frequent trains into Liverpool Street, Braintree, Ipswich, Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea from the busy local station.
You’ll also find plenty of bus services running from Witham to the surrounding towns of Braintree, Colchester, Chelmsford and Maldon.
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