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Brentwood High Street pedestrianisation scheme to end after outcry from traders

A scheme to pedestrianise Brentwood High Street will end shortly after concerns from businesses over the impact on trade. Brentwood

Brentwood residents left without mobile signal as phone mast is removed without foresight of providing replacement

Hundreds of Brentwood residents have been left struggling without a decent or even any phone signal after a mobile phone

Essex predicts up to £25million shortfall in council tax

Essex County Council has predicted it will face a £25million reduction in the amount it takes in council tax, due

Chelmsford unable to follow Basildon with free parking offer, says city council

Chelmsford City Council has said it cannot afford to follow Basildon Council in making council car parks free until the

County Council to set up PPE procurement team

A dedicated team at Essex County Council (ECC) is being set up to procure PPE until 2022. Up to £280,000

Council agrees with ‘significant doubts’ over Chelmsford housing development bus link

Chelmsford City Council has accepted there are “significant doubts” about the safety, viability and benefits of a new contentious bus link being drawn

Council devolution deal only after structural reform

A combined authority in Essex has been thrown into doubt until at least after major local government reform. A speech

Directly elected mayor plans would inject much needed big cash figures into Brentwood, says council leader

People in Brentwood could soon be voting for a directly elected mayor under collective proposals being discussed by a group

Essex unable to utilise China link over Hong Kong concerns

Essex County Council has said it is not in a position to use its cultural and business links with China

Council developing ‘robust plan’ to create jobs in Essex

Around one third of the Essex population are on furlough or universal credit due to Covid-19, it has been revealed.