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 New business funding grant availableChelmsford businesses suffering from a fall in income due to coronavirus are invited to apply for a Discretionary Business Support Grant from Chelmsford City Council. 05 June 2020
  • West Chelmsford Masterplan avatar Warren Farm Masterplan going to consultationPublic consultation on plans to develop land to the north of Roxwell Road in Chelmsford, known locally as Warren Farm, will begin this Friday. 04 June 2020
  • City Photograph Competition logo Photography competition to record 2020 for futureThe Chelmsford City Photo Competition is back for its sixth year, but with a difference. This year, judges are seeking engaging, meaningful images that show our strange times. 01 June 2020
  • Exterior of the Civic Centre Council to furlough around 300 staffAs a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its finances, Chelmsford City Council has taken the decision to furlough some of its staff. 29 May 2020
  • Councillor Stephen Robinson, Leader of Chelmsford City Council Letter asking Government for homelessness supportThe following letter was sent from Councillor Stephen Robinson, Leader of Chelmsford City Council, to Luke Hall MP, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, on Thursday 21 May 2020. 29 May 2020
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