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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.

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

This World Wellbeing Week, why not try something new to enhance your wellbeing? Find the right books to inspire you from the Essex Library Service.

Latest News

Essex Year of Reading

Essex Year of Reading

Welcome to the Essex Year of Reading


New partnership with HSBC UK to improve financial literacy

New partnership with HSBC UK to improve financial literacy

Essex County Council announces new partnership with HSBC UK to support residents to improve their financial literacy.

28 June 2022

New TravelEssex identity launched to unify bus network in Essex

New TravelEssex identity launched to unify bus network in Essex

TravelEssex will encourage more bus use in county, helping to bring down emissions and improve the environment.

28 June 2022

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