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Support for small business owners

Essex County Council (ECC) has agreed to give more support to help “one man bands” grow as part of the

County councillors treated like ‘mushrooms’ over council reform plans claim

The leadership of Essex County Council have been treating elected councillors like “mushrooms” while they plan for major local government

Essex care homes in COVID closure warning

It is “almost certain” care homes will have to close due to Covid-19, a new report from Essex County Council

Water shortage prediction ‘very worrying and very stark’

The East of England will be short of water by up to 1.6billion litres per day by the 2050s, a

COVID support grants ready to be allocated for Brentwood businesses

Brentwood Council has given the go ahead for the allocation of a series of COVID-19 support grants. Businesses in Brentwood

30 minute tests to be used in coronavirus hotspot Brentwood

Coronavirus hotspots such as Brentwood and Epping will be targeted with the new rapid testing scheme to help drive down

Capital projects fund to be redirected to make up Chelmsford budget shortfall caused by coronavirus

Some £4.8million intended to be used to fund capital projects will instead be used to make up a shortfall in

Chelmsford e-scooter trial raises concerns for blind pedestrians

Chelmsford City Council is set to endorse plans to roll out an e-scooter trial in the city – but there

Climate commission recommends more park and ride for Essex

Essex should build at least three new park and ride sites by 2030, a climate commission recommendation has said. Surface

Net zero carbon homes initiative could put Essex on track for 2025 goal

An innovative Dutch energy efficiency initiative in Maldon has been used as an example to help Essex reach a recommended