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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


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

Join the thousands of Essex residents who have saved an average of £250 on their household energy bills. Register for the Essex Energy Switch today.


Spread a little kindness this Christmas

Spread a little kindness this Christmas

Together we are United in Kind


Stay well this winter

Stay well this winter

Find out how you can keep you and your family well

6 December 2019

Share your views on next year's budget

Share your views on next year's budget

There are only a few days left to have your say

28 November 2019

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