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Update 19 January 2022: The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. Check the guidance on GOV.UK for what this means for you.

If you’re struggling to get to your vaccine appointment, we can help organise transport for you. For more information, go to our vaccine page.

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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, deaths, Coroner's service, citizenship and other ceremonies


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


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

You may be eligible for up to £10,000 of home improvements to help keep your home warm and cut fuel bills

Latest News

 New booking system for vans at nine recycling centres across Essex

New booking system for vans at nine recycling centres across Essex

From Monday 28 February 2022, residents visiting recycling centres in a van will need to book a slot online in advance.


Thousands respond to Draft Library Plan Survey

Thousands respond to Draft Library Plan Survey

Cllr McKinlay thanks residents for taking part and outlines next steps.


Latest Covid-19 data

Latest Covid-19 data

In the seven days to 13 January, there were 12,035 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.


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