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Cost of living: find out about the cost of living support you could be eligible for.

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.

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

Support and advice for managing energy costs, household costs and childcare costs.

Latest News

New Essex Local Offer website

New Essex Local Offer website

We have improved access to information about Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) support for families.

11 hours ago

Call for county residents to shape future ECC Disability Strategy

Call for county residents to shape future ECC Disability Strategy

New consultation launched on ambitions and aspirations of future Disabilities Strategy

14 hours ago

Increase to Homes for Ukraine payments for sponsors

Increase to Homes for Ukraine payments for sponsors

Find out about the additional financial support we have agreed to provide to sponsors across the county.

29 November 2022

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