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The Essex Chief Executives Association

17 December 2010

The Essex Chief Executives Association (ECEA) includes one officer representative from each of the 2 unitary authorities, 12 local authorities, and county council that make up Greater Essex. The association meets on a monthly basis to discuss current and topical issues, and provides a good forum to consider matters of strategic importance for the area.

The ECEA produce work through the Economic and Housing Issues Sub Group, which consists of representatives from the authorities of Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring and Thurrock. This group produced the Strategic Countywide Economic and Housing Issues paper in August 2009.  During the production of the ICS, the group met on a monthly basis to discuss and approve work for inclusion in the Strategy.

In February 2010 the Essex Chief Executives Association (ECEA) decided to develop an Integrated County Strategy. The ECEA Economic and Housing Issues Sub Group became the steering group through which the ICS was taken forward, and directed work produced by the ‘ICS working group’, a small group of officers from each of Essex sub-regions and Essex County Council.