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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

Libraries

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

Business

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 can help transform the life of a young person by sharing your home and offering them a safe and nurturing environment. Supported Lodgings Providers with Essex County Council help young people aged 16-18 and guide them on their journey to independence.

News

Chelmsford residents advised - Get tested to keep new Covid-19 variant in check

Chelmsford residents advised - Get tested to keep new Covid-19 variant in check

A Variant of Concern has been detected in Chelmsford, residents are advised by public health experts to get tested to keep it in check.

Yesterday

Latest Covid-19 data

Latest Covid-19 data

In the seven days to 6 May, there were 176 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.

14 May 2021

Small businesses in Essex encouraged to set-up Covid-19 testing for employees

Small businesses in Essex encouraged to set-up Covid-19 testing for employees

All businesses with under 50 employees are now being encouraged to have their staff tested to prevent the spread of Covid-19

12 May 2021

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