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Essex County Council Services

Adult social care and health

Includes social care help, advice on disabilities and health conditions, 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


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


Think self-care for life

Think self-care for life

Find out why it’s important to prioritise your health and wellbeing

18 November 2019

Initial options for Army and Navy junction revealed

Initial options for Army and Navy junction revealed

Find out what is being done to ease congestion in the heart of the county

16 November 2019

Stay safe on Essex highways this winter

Stay safe on Essex highways this winter

Check out these winter driving tips from the Essex Highways team

15 November 2019

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