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  Activities, Arts and Heritage

30 October 2014

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Essex County Council is responsible for providing a range of services that seek to enhance the lives of the people of Essex and support and maintain the rich heritage of the county.

Cultural services

From the opportunities for young people provided by the Essex Music Service to support for cultural events and the development of artistic projects across the region, arts services seeks to promote and develop the broad range of cultural activities within the county. 


From identifying buildings at risk and providing specialist services to enhance the built environment, to enabling people to search the history of their families and buildings, Essex County Council provides a range of heritage services.  

Visit Essex

Promotes the wide range of opportunities, events and places to explore across the county. 

Country parks

Making the most of the range of country parks managed by Essex County Council. 

Youth activities

Information about after school, weekend and holiday activities for young people.

Essex Dance Theatre

Provides a range of opportunities for people who might not normally consider attending a traditional dance school or class.

Essex Music Services

Music tuition and workshops.

Public art

Art that enhances the built environment