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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

It’s our third birthday this week and we are proud to announce with the support of Essex Lottery players we have donated over £230,000 to good causes across Essex. It's not too late to join, play today to support a cause which means something to you.


Happy third birthday to the Essex Lottery!

Happy third birthday to the Essex Lottery!

The Essex Lottery is celebrating three years of helping charities access funding from residents who want to support their county community.

10 hours ago

Senior Coroner for Essex announces retirement and new appointment to the post

Senior Coroner for Essex announces retirement and new appointment to the post

Mrs Caroline Beasley-Murray OBE is retiring from the post of HM Senior Coroner for Essex early next year.

12 hours ago

Could you be a county councillor?

Could you be a county councillor?

We recently held an event for prospective candidates, find out more about becoming a county councillor

16 hours ago

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