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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

Survey tests appetite for increase in policing tax

Residents are being asked whether they would be prepared to pay more for extra policing in Essex. Roger Hirst, who

Newly elected MP to remain a county councillor

A newly elected MP, who won the seat of South West Hertfordshire last month, will remain an Essex county councillor,

Brentwood flats plan rejected

Plans for more than 80 flats on Brentwood’s former blood donation centre have been rejected unanimously. Fairview New homes had

Council warned against ‘small cabal’ deciding future library IT system

A new library IT system will be cheaper and better than the current “clunky” system, the head of libraries has

Family of ten living in two rooms after being ejected from Brentwood council home

A family of ten has been left living in a two-bed flat after being ejected from their council house. Solly

Legal showdown looms over £7m playing fields revamp in Warley

A showdown in court over plans to revamp a playing field between an historic Brentwood golf club and the council