Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Essex move to Covid Tier 2 High: Message from Leader of the Council

Preparing for Emergencies

Are you prepared for the things that can happen in emergencies?

  • Power cuts
  • Loss of telephone and internet
  • Flooding
  • Evacuation from your home
  • Being confined indoors because of a nearby incident
  • Unplanned separation from family members

You can find out how to prepare for, and manage, situations like these by reading the following leaflets

If you have a smart phone you can also download the British Red Cross’ Emergency App. This app has loads of great advice on being prepared for all sorts of emergency situations. It can also provide you with real-time weather and flood warnings for your location. You can download the app here.

For information on preparing for specific emergency situations you can visit the following website: