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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our services have reopened with some restrictions. For information on how to get tested for coronavirus, visit the coronavirus hub. You will also find advice, support and contact information.

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 and deaths, citizenship and other ceremonies

Libraries

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

Business

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

If you are feeling depressed, stressed or isolated, you’re not alone, we understand. Help and support is available if you are worried about money, losing your job or caring for your family. Click for mental health support.

News

Essex premises served with direction under Coronavirus Restrictions Regulations

Essex premises served with direction under Coronavirus Restrictions Regulations

Two Essex premises have been served with direction under the Coronavirus Restrictions Regulations.

18 September 2020

Play the Essex Lottery to support good causes recovering from lockdown

Play the Essex Lottery to support good causes recovering from lockdown

Play the Essex Lottery to support good causes across Essex facing financial hardship AND have a chance to win a weekly £25,000 jackpot.

14 September 2020

Secondary School Admissions Round Open

Secondary School Admissions Round Open

Parents of Year 6 pupils are reminded it is time to apply for their child’s September 2021 secondary school place.

14 September 2020

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