Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford, along with the rest of England, is now in lockdown until further notice. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.


Contacting the Press Office

Members of the media can contact the Press Office for any help they need to put a story together, whether you have an enquiry about our services, would like to receive our press releases, are seeking a comment from a Council spokesperson or need other information.

We ask that you don't contact officers or Council Members directly. The Press Office is here to help and will be able to get you information quickly and accurately.

You can contact:

  • Samantha Dordoy (Communications Manager) for queries relating to emergencies, housing, public health, community safety and community sport.
    Call: 01245 606459
  • Laura Simpson (Communications Manager) for enquiries relating to elections, finance, planning and development management, emergencies and legal matters.
    Call: 01245 606795

  • Charlotte Maltby (Communications Officer) for queries relating to recycling and waste, parks, economic development, events and the Mayoralty.
    Call: 01245 606253
  • Julie Weight (Communications Officer) for queries relating to arts, culture, leisure centres, weddings, lifestyle articles, the Civic and Cramphorn Theatres, Chelmsford Museum and Sandford Mill.
    Call: 01245 606984
If you are not sure who to contact, you can send an email and copy us all in.


You can also view our City Life newsletter for stories and information.


Latest news

  • Exterior of the Civic Centre Help shape the future of democracy in ChelmsfordA review is underway of the most local level of decision-making in Chelmsford, namely parish and town councils, and we want your views. 20 July 2020
  • Exterior of the Civic Centre Chelmsford households to show 2020 solidarity with fireworks at 'Rocket O'Clock'Chelmsford City Council is asking everyone planning an at-home firework display this year to show care for animals and vulnerable neighbours by lighting their fuses at the same time at 'Rocket O'Clock'. 20 July 2020
  • Riverside Leisure Centre Exterior Leisure centres reopening Monday 27 JulyChelmsford City Council's four leisure centres will open to customers on Monday 27 July as the country enters its next phase of lockdown easing. Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre and Dovedale Sports Centre closed on 20 March along with other centres across Britain. 13 July 2020
  • Livewell logo Developers to support health and wellbeingDevelopers in Chelmsford can be recognised for their commitment to health and wellbeing through a new Livewell Development Accreditation Scheme, being launched later this month. 08 July 2020
  • Exterior of the Civic Centre Remembering Srebrenica with prayersChelmsford Mayor's Chaplain will include prayers remembering Srebrenica before the Full Council meeting on 22 July 2020. 06 July 2020
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