Plans and strategies

These plans, strategies and reports set out the council's strategic objectives, in addition to how we will develop and deliver our services.

Everyone’s Essex: our plan for levelling up the county 2021 to 2025

Everyone's Essex sets out our 20 commmitments for the next 4 years.

We have focused on 4 areas where outcomes really matter for the quality of life for all people in Essex. They are:

  • the economy
  • the environment
  • children and families
  • promoting health, care and wellbeing for all ages

Embedded in our plan is a renewed commitment to addressing inequalities and levelling up life chances for residents.

Read our plan for levelling up the county.

Organisation plan: 2021 to 2022

The Organisation plan 2021 to 2022 (PDF, 6.18mB) 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.

Our shared vision

The Future of Essex (PDF, 395kB) sets out the vision agreed by the Essex Partners. This vision informs our plans and actions for the council.

Essex Partners is a collection of organisations from across Essex dedicated to improving our county, of which Essex County Council is a member of.

Annual report

Our Annual Report for 2019 to 2020 (PDF, 2.7mB) measures our progress against the goals we set in our former organisation strategy for 2017 to 2021 (PDF, 600kB).

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.

The Essex plan for working families

Our plan for working families (PDF, 5.14MB) explains how we intend to make life easier for families that are struggling financially. It sets out how we are supporting working parents with money worries, childcare, housing and employment.

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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