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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our services have reopened with some restrictions. For information on how to get tested for coronavirus, visit the coronavirus hub. You will also find advice, support and contact information.

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 and deaths, 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

Josh remembers coming into foster care with his things in a black bin bag, he tells us how his foster parents Iain and Karen transformed his life and made him the success he is today. Watch Iain and Josh’s inspirational story.

News

Residents encouraged to share their priorities for COVID-19 recovery

Residents encouraged to share their priorities for COVID-19 recovery

ECC is seeking people's views as part of its 2021/22 budget consultation

14 hours ago

New school buildings completed by Essex County Council

New school buildings completed by Essex County Council

Essex County Council has invested in future education by completing several school projects, part of an ongoing £270m capital work programme

15 hours ago

Essex Trading Standards team issues warning of test and trace scam

Essex Trading Standards team issues warning of test and trace scam

New scam asking for payment for Covid tests

18 hours ago

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