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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 and deaths, 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

Coronavirus infections are increasing. You can slow the virus by washing your hands regularly, wearing a mask and keeping your distance. Remember - hands, face, space. Protect yourself, your family, your friends and everyone in Essex.

News

£5000 grants for householders to reduce energy bills and tackle climate change

£5000 grants for householders to reduce energy bills and tackle climate change

Essex Climate Action Commission yesterday focussed on improving insulation and hot water efficiency

4 hours ago

Seven Essex people honoured with the British Empire Medal

Seven Essex people honoured with the British Empire Medal

Seven Essex people have been honoured with the British Empire Medal at a special socially-distanced ceremony in Chelmsford.

5 hours ago

Work to build new junction begins on M11

Work to build new junction begins on M11

A transformational project to build a major new junction on the M11 moves into its next stage this week.

5 hours ago

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