Witham, Essex, England, Great Britain

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Witham is a town in the county of Essex in the East of England. It is part of the District of Braintree. Witham stands on the site of a former Roman road. The River Brain runs through the town and joins the River Blackwater just outside. Economy and facilities Witham has a mainly linear town centre focused on the high street and two shopping precincts to form a cross that bisects the high street – the Newlands Shopping Centre of 1970s design to the north, and the Grove Centre of a 1980s brick design to the south. There are also a range of small shops, restaurants, pubs, major high-street banks and several national commercial chains. The town also has five supermarkets; Tesco in the Grove Center, Morrisons near the railway station, Asda on Highfields Road, Aldi at the southern entrance to the town and Lidl that recently opened towards the centre of town on the old Bramston sports centre site. A significant industrial presence remains in the town, concentrated on three industrial estates on the eastern side of the town close to the junction with the A12. There are also commercial offices located in the town centre area. In March 2007, Crittall Windows returned to Witham to occupy a new factory on the Freebournes Industrial Estate. The new Crittall factory is visible on the right hand side of the road exiting Witham towards Colchester via the A12. In December 2013, the financial service provider Cofunds relocated to the former Marsh building on the Grove, bringing approximately 600 jobs to the town.

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Witham has a population of over 22,500 people. Witham also forms part of the wider Braintree District which has a population of over 147,084 people. Witham is situated near Braintree.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Witham is twinned with: 🇩🇪 Waldbröl, Germany.

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