It’s Everyone’s Essex: let’s talk

We want Essex to be the best local authority in the country – as judged by the people, the businesses, and the communities we support and serve. To achieve this, we need to be honest and open. We need the honesty to admit that we don’t have all the answers when it comes to tackling complex problems. And we need to be open to new ideas and approaches – ensuring the services we provide and the investments we make are developed with our communities.

As we shape our financial plans for 2023/24 and beyond, we want to hear from local people about their views and values. We would like to hear your views about:

the big issues we face and the challenges that lie ahead for Essex.

the things that concern you and your family; and

where we should focus resources as we work to improve lives across our county.

Next year, Essex County Council (ECC) will spend over £2bn. This will include funding for essential services and investment in our county’s infrastructure and future growth. This is a substantial amount of money, but it doesn’t go as far as we would like. Just like households across Essex, we have to make difficult choices about where we spend, and where to make savings.

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