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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, children in or leaving care and health

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

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News

Infographic: Our response to coronavirus so far

Infographic: Our response to coronavirus so far

The latest breakdown of our work to support residents, businesses and communities in response to coronavirus.

9 hours ago

Essex County Council welcomes Government funding for cycling and walking to get the county moving

Essex County Council welcomes Government funding for cycling and walking to get the county moving

£1.9m from the Emergency Active Travel fund will allow Essex County Council to enhance current cycle lanes and pavements and create new ones

22 hours ago

Active Essex Launches 30:30 physical activity campaign

Active Essex Launches 30:30 physical activity campaign

Now in its third year, the 30:30 campaign encourages every Essex resident to take part in 30 minutes of movement every day in June

22 hours ago

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