Welcome to Essex

Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Update 27 January 2022: England has returned to Plan A. Check the guidance on GOV.UK for what this means for you.

If you’re struggling to get to your vaccine appointment, we can help organise transport for you. For more information, go to our vaccine page.

For information on getting tested, vaccines, coronavirus news and data, and support for businesses and residents, go to the Coronavirus hub.

Essex County Council Services

Adult social care and health

Includes social care help, advice on disabilities and health conditions, Blue Badge, paying for care and support for carers

Children, young people and families

Find services for children and young people, including social care, adoption, fostering and health and wellbeing

Schools and learning

Includes school admissions, early years and childcare, post-16 options and adult learning

Jobs and apprenticeships

Find jobs, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities in Essex

Births, ceremonies and deaths

Includes weddings, civil partnerships, births, deaths, Coroner's service, citizenship and other ceremonies


Renew, reserve or search for a library item. Join the library, volunteer or search for an event.

Roads, streets and transport

Report a highways problem, get updates on travel, transport and roadworks

Planning, land and recycling

Includes planning applications, recycling centres and Essex Energy Switch


Includes business licences, supplying the council, trading standards and support for businesses

Running the council

Find your councillor, Council Tax, what happens at council meetings and how the council is run

Leisure, culture and local heritage

Includes cultural events and activities, historical records, archives and building conservation

Make a payment

Pay social care and sundry invoices, penalty charges and licence fees

You may be eligible for up to £10,000 of home improvements to help keep your home warm and cut fuel bills

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Apply for up to £10k funding to make your home more energy efficient

Apply for up to £10k funding to make your home more energy efficient

The funding can help pay for improvements to things like insultation, heating, hot water systems, solar panels and lighting.


Visit to Essex County Hospital development

Visit to Essex County Hospital development

Essex Housing welcomes partners to Lexden Gardens development at former hospital site in Colchester.

27 January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Learning from the past and taking action to create a safer future.

27 January 2022

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