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Essex Police to recruit 151 extra officers after council tax increases

Essex Police is set to hire an additional 151 officers as its council tax precept is due to increase by

New Chelmsford housing scheme could offer residents free bus passes

Residents moving into a planned 800-home development in Chelmsford could be given free bicycles and bus passes as part of

County council addresses “significant weaknesses” in special educational needs services

Essex County Council will submit an action plan to address “significant weaknesses” in special educational needs and disability (SEND) services

County to stop waste reserve increases

Essex County Council’s pot of money – worth more than £100million – to mitigate against future waste costs will not

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
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