Essex County Council

Essex County Council

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Local Authority

Contact Info

Phone Number
+44 345 743 0430

Location

Address
County Hall Market Road
Postal Code
CM1 1QH
City
Main city or town, IE London

Essex County Council is the county council that governs the non-metropolitan county of Essex in England. It has 75 councillors, elected from 70 divisions, and is currently controlled by the Conservative Party.[1] The council meets at County Hall in the centre of Chelmsford. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association.

At the time of the 2011 census it served a population of 1,393,600, which makes it one of the largest local authorities in England. As a non-metropolitan county council, responsibilities are shared between districts (including boroughs) and in many areas also between civil parish (including town) councils. Births, marriages/civil partnerships and death registration, roads, libraries and archives, refuse disposal, most of state education, of social services and of transport are provided at the county level.

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