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County council housing policy to be launched

A consultation for a new Essex County Council housing policy setting out its vision for long term growth in the

School transport costs go £3million over budget

An “unprecedented” demand has led to a £3million overspend in the amount Essex County Council is spending on school transport.

County budget pledge

Essex County Council has promised a “budget for all” – despite concerns that adult social care faces savings of more

County council scraps free park and ride

Essex County Council has dismissed concerns that hundreds of pensioners  could stop using park and ride services after it agreed

Essex care home payment debt country’s second highest

Essex has the second highest level of care home debt in the country. Families owe Essex County Council £11.9million –

Hundreds with learning disabilities in Essex to be supported into work

Hundreds of people with learning disabilities are expected to enter full time employment thanks to a groundbreaking scheme from Essex

Council tax bills set to increase

Essex County Council is set to increase its council tax bill by about £50 for the average Band D household.

Fire service inspection “good” next time says commissioner

Essex Fire and Rescue Service can expected to be rated ‘good’ at its next inspection – the county’s Police, Fire,

Essex Crime Commissioner would “pause” police communications project until 5G works

The head of police budgeting in Essex has said he would wait until 5G works have been completed before spending

Two thirds indicate support to increase police funding tax

Two thirds of residents who responded to a police funding consultation support an increase in the police precept. More than