Plans and strategies

Our organisation plan (2021) and strategy (2017 to 2021)

The plan responds to the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Setting out a path to recovery, a strategy and an investment plan for the next year that will allow us to fulfil our strategic aims. The 2021 to 2022 organisation plan (PDF, 6.18mB) was approved by Council on 23 February 2021.

The organisational strategy 2017 to 2021 (PDF, 600kB) sets out our strategic aims to:

  • enable inclusive economic growth
  • help people get the best start and age well
  • help create great place to live and work
  • transform the council to achieve more with less

An easy read version (PDF, 3.76mB) is available.

Our vision

We are committed to improving services. The future of Essex (PDF, 395kB) sets out this vision agreed by the Essex Partners and informs our strategy and plans each year. Essex Partners is a collection of organisations from across Essex dedicated to improving our county.

Annual report

Our Annual Report for 2019 to 2020 (PDF, 2.7mB) measures our progress against the goals we set in our organisation strategy.

Economic plan for Essex

Our Economic plan for Essex shows how we intend to support economic growth across the county in the period 2017 to 2021.

Risk management strategy

Our risk management strategy (PDF, 379.26kB) sets out the steps we take to minimise risks to the council.

Children and young people's plan

Our children and young people's plan (PDF, 4.03mB) explains how, alongside our partners, we aim to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Communications and marketing strategy

Our communications and marketing strategy sets out how our communications and marketing team works.

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