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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, 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

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

Are you an Essex resident or business who would like to help others during the Coronavirus outbreak? Register today with Essex Coronavirus Action and find out how to volunteer in your local community.

News

Emergency Food Provision – Community Shield starts in Essex

Emergency Food Provision – Community Shield starts in Essex

Find out how we're supporting vulnerable residents

17 hours ago

Essex Park and Ride services temporarily suspended

Essex Park and Ride services temporarily suspended

All Essex County Council Park and ride services suspended from the end of normal operating hours on Saturday 28 March.

27 March 2020

Community Shield – getting food and supplies to our most vulnerable

Community Shield – getting food and supplies to our most vulnerable

Public services across Essex are stepping up support for people who may not have help from their nearest and dearest

27 March 2020

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