Please see a selection of Frequently Asked Questions alongside helpful links and contact details to help you get in touch with the right people.

To find out about roadworks near you please visit the Essex County Council Highways website or telephone 0345 603 7631.

For information on bus passes visit Essex County Council’s website.

For information on applying for a disability parking badge visit Essex County Council’s website.

You can register to vote by clicking here. Find out everything you need to know about voting in the UK here

Uttlesford District Council administers Council Tax payments for the district. Please visit their website for details of payment methods or telephone 01799 510510.

For all housing enquiries visit Uttlesford District Council’s website – here you will be able to make an application for housing.

To pay your rent visit Uttlesford District Council’s website or telephone 01799 510510.

To report any of the following faults; pothole, street lights, flooding, traffic signals, please use Essex County Council Highways on line fault reporting system or telephone 0345 603 7631.

To order a copy of your marriage certificate please either click here or telephone The Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths on 0345 603 7632 email: registration@essex.gov.uk

To apply for a primary school place in Essex click here. To apply for a secondary school place, click here.

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Council/Body Telephone No.

Allotments Saffron Walden Town Council (SWTC) 07769 167179 or Uttlesford District Council (UDC) 01799 510497

Archives and Local Studies Essex Record Office 03330 132122

Saffron Walden Library Essex County Council (ECC) 0345 603 7628

Building Regulations/Building Control UDC 01799 510510

Bus Shelters ECC Highways 0345 603 7631

Car parks UDC 01799 510510

on-street parking North Essex Parking Partnership 01206 282316

Cemetery SWTC 07769 167179

Lifelong Learning ECC 0345 603 7635

Children’s Services ECC 0345 603 7627

Clean Air UDC 01799 510510

Consumer Protection ECC 0808 223 1133

Economic Development UDC 01799 510510

Education (free school meals) ECC 0345 603 7627

Elections UDC 01799 510510

Emergency Planning UDC 01799 510510

Environmental Health UDC 01799 510510

Fire and Rescue Essex County Fire & Rescue 999 in emergency

Essex County Fire & Rescue 01376 576000

Grants for various activities SWTC 01799 510510

Grants to voluntary organisations UDC 01799 510510

Health and wellbeing services ECC

Highways ECC Highways 0345 603 7631

Housing Policy and Strategy UDC 01799 510510

Libraries ECC 0345 603 7628

Local Development Framework UDC 01799 510510

Licensing UDC 01799 510510

Market SWTC 01799 516501

Minerals and Waste Policies ECC 0345 743 0430

Parking Permits North Essex Parking Partnership 01206 282316

Pest Control UDC 01799 510510

Planning UDC 01799 510510

Police Essex Police 999 in emergency

Essex Police 101 non-emergency

Public Transport ECC Highways 0345 603 7631

Refuse Collection and Recycling UDC 01799 510510

Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths UDC 01799 510510

Road Safety Safer Essex Roads Partnership 0345 6037631

Social Care and Health for Children ECC 0345 603 7627

Social Care and Health for Adults ECC 0345 603 7630

Transport Planning ECC Highways 0345 603 7631

Tree Preservation UDC 01799 510510

WasteAware ECC 0345 743 0430