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  Activities, Arts and Heritage

1 October 2015

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 Development

Cultural Development supports Essex’s many cultural organisations and practitioners across the county, playing a key role in helping creative and heritage activities across the county with a reputation for innovative work and best practice.


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. 

Essex Youth Service

Find out about Essex Youth Service, how it can support local communities and the wide range of programmes on offer to young people. There is also information about other after school, weekend and holiday activities.

Essex Music Services

Music tuition and workshops.

Public art

Art that enhances the built environment