Entrance to the Essex County Council Headquarters

About the council

Essex has always been a county of opportunity. Our people are entrepreneurial, self-starting and can-do. And so is their Council. We embrace the challenges we face and are proud of the work we have done, despite the pressures of austerity, to improve our services but we have larger ambitions for our role as a local authority. We want to improve the life chances of all our residents.

We have recently undertaken a major redesign of the Council to secure a simpler operating model whilst at the same time strengthening our focus on the economy, continuing our investment in strong services and enhancing our focus on communities.