Changes to our services

Roads, streets and transport

New street measures in urban areas

We are working with other councils in Essex to implement new on-street measures.

Called ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’, the schemes aim to provide bigger, safer spaces in key locations for city centre shoppers, residents, workers and visitors to social distance in.

Visit the Essex Highways website for more information.

Road maintenance

Essex Highways is working to ensure that maintenance of our road network continues. 

Senior officers are drawing up plans to make sure this is possible even if there are significant staff shortages due to self-isolation or illness.

This will allow us to cover emergency work and essential maintenance and management, while deprioritising less critical work.

Bus travel

Due to the current situation, we are working with bus operators to ensure they are following the latest advice to keep passengers and staff safe on buses. Most services currently remain operational, however some operators may have to make short notice changes as the situation evolves. If this happens it's likely that updated timetables will be published on the bus operators website.

For the latest information, please visit the Essex Highways website, bus information page.

Park and Ride

Essex Park and Ride are running a slightly reduced service until further notice.

Concessionary bus passes

Older and disabled people can now use their free bus passes at any time following an agreement between Essex County Council and local bus operators.

Normally, bus passes can only be used after 9am on weekdays and all weekend.

From 21 March, they can be used at any time. This will stay in place until further notice.

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