It's the aim of Essex County Council to ensure all residents of Essex, whether living in settled or transitory communities, are treated equally and with respect.
ECTU is a partnership operation between 11 Essex District, Borough, City and Unitary councils, Essex County Council including education and public health, Essex Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police.
The unit seeks to provide support to the community in accessing key services across Essex. This includes providing site and home fire safety visits, supporting children into school/further education, ensuring that communities have the necessary access to health services, managing unauthorised encampments (trespass) on all partner land and managing the 12 permanent local authority caravan sites. This support and information is for both the settled community and Gypsy/Travellers.
Services available to residents, Gypsies and Travellers: