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Go to the coronavirus hub to find out what this means for services in Essex, for advice and support.

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

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

News

Latest Covid-19 data

Latest Covid-19 data

In the seven days to 22 April, there were 204 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.

29 April 2021

  The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Winners Announcement

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Winners Announcement

A number of Essex-based businesses have been recognised as winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for 2020.

28 April 2021

Last chance to have your say on Essex Climate Action Commission recommendations

Last chance to have your say on Essex Climate Action Commission recommendations

Public has until Tuesday 4 May to have their say on Essex Climate Action Commission recommendations

27 April 2021

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