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Essex stands with Ukraine: read the latest updates on what you can do to help, and information for sponsors and guests on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Coronavirus: for the latest information and guidance, go to GOV.UK or our Coronavirus Hub.

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

RideLondon, one of the world’s greatest cycling events comes to Essex soon. Plan ahead for 27-29 May and find out the latest news on where to watch, road closures and joining in the fun.

Latest News

  Community Access Plans announced for RideLondon

Community Access Plans announced for RideLondon

Find out about Community Access Plans during RideLondon


ECC launches campaign to fight food waste

ECC launches campaign to fight food waste

Food-saving app to help Essex residents reduce amount of food wasted


New Memory Cafe opens

New Memory Cafe opens

The first Memory Cafe offering dementia care from an Essex Library has opened in Harwich.


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