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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

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

Solar panel and battery group-buying scheme helps residents achieve a great price and quality installation.

Latest News

Community Supermarket in Jaywick Sands opens doors to permanent shop

Community Supermarket in Jaywick Sands opens doors to permanent shop

Brooklands Community Shop provides local residents with the chance to buy food and household essentials at reduced prices.

Yesterday

Charities and community groups urged to apply to Essex Fund

Charities and community groups urged to apply to Essex Fund

Eligible groups can apply for up to £5,000

25 January 2023

Essex Library Service announces first Author in Residence

Essex Library Service announces first Author in Residence

Syd Moore will be visiting libraries across Essex over the next six months.

25 January 2023

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