Welcome to Essex

Coronavirus (COVID-19): National restrictions in England

National coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are in place for the whole of England.

The government has put Essex in High alert (tier 2) from 2nd December.

For information, advice and support, visit the coronavirus hub.

To see how restrictions will affect services, visit changes to our services.

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

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News

Protective winter blanket of support for residents worst hit by pandemic

Protective winter blanket of support for residents worst hit by pandemic

Essex County Council is wrapping a protective blanket around the most vulnerable this winter.

27 November 2020

Partnership planting marks National Tree Week in Essex

Partnership planting marks National Tree Week in Essex

Thousands of trees are due to be planted under the Essex Forest Initiative

27 November 2020

Clacton shop owner pleads guilty to selling illegal tobacco after Essex Trading Standards investigation

Clacton shop owner pleads guilty to selling illegal tobacco after Essex Trading Standards investigation

Mawlud Sabir of Fairhead Road, Colchester has pleaded guilty of the possession, with a view to supply of illegal tobacco.

26 November 2020

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