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Borrowing rate hike threatens future capital projects for county council

A shock decision to hike the cost to councils of borowing from the government has put Essex County Council’s major capital

More than 100 Essex children living in unregulated care homes

More than 100 young people are living in unregulated care homes after being placed by Essex County Council (ECC), it

County pledges to protect natural habitats

Planning applications will be scrutinised much more vigorously to protect natural habitats by Essex County Council highways officers. Essex County

County council leader accused of politicising climate change

Essex County Council has revealed plans to tackle climate change – including embarking on a £1m tree project and setting

Brentwood Council set to double its property investments to £60m

Brentwood Borough Council is set to double the amount it can invest as a commercial landlord by £30m – part

County council asked to support saplings plan

Essex County Council (ECC) is being asked to help tree planting schemes across the county – including Chelmsford City Council’s

Essex SEND tribunals quadruple

The number of times Essex County Council (ECC) has been taken to tribunal over its refusal to assess a child’s

Lib Dem conference heckler resigns as a Chelmsford councillor

A Chelmsford Lib Dem councillor who heckled the party leader Jo Swinson at over her decision to accept Tory defector

Decision said to be imminent on Chelmsford’s Army and Navy flyover

A decision on the existing Army and Navy flyover is expected “imminently”, Chelmsford’s member of Parliament has told constituents. The

Heart centre at Basildon Hospital reveals plans for future

Basildon’s heart specialist centre has plans to grow to attract patients from outside of Essex. Dr Stuart Harris, a leading