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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, 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

Testing yourself every few days is the only way to know if you’ve caught Covid-19. So before you see friends and relatives, make sure you’ve tested negative. Protect yourself and the life you love. Pick up your self-tests today.


Over £80m funding bids to help Essex bounce back and level up

Over £80m funding bids to help Essex bounce back and level up

Councils have submitted bids for £46m to renew some of our most deprived areas and lay the foundations for ambitious future growth


Latest Covid-19 data

Latest Covid-19 data

In the seven days to 10 June 2021, there were 349 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Essex.


Celebrate safely and give Covid-19 the red card

Celebrate safely and give Covid-19 the red card

ECC's Public Health Director offers advice ahead of England’s next Euros match

16 June 2021

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