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

  • Local Plan Logo Chelmsford's Local Plan formally adoptedChelmsford's new Local Plan was formally adopted at a virtual full meeting of Chelmsford City Council last night (Wednesday 27 May). 28 May 2020
  • Beginners ice skating avatar Skating spectacular on ice until 2021We regretfully announce that, in the light of the ongoing pandemic, this year's Ice Show is cancelled and will return in April 2021. 21 May 2020
  • Festival goer talking to two stilt walkers wearing rainbow outfits Have your say on Fling Festival 2021!A survey has been launched to gather feedback on Fling Festival, Chelmsford's unique summer festival for adults. 15 May 2020
  • Councillor Jude Deakin wearing Mayoral robes and chain New Mayor of Chelmsford announcedThe new Mayor and Mayoress of Chelmsford for 2020 21 are Councillor Jude Deakin and her daughter Helen. They were elected last night (Wednesday 13 May) at the first-ever virtual meeting of the Full Chelmsford City Council. 14 May 2020
  • Tank made of woven willow Mayor leads City's virtual VE Day 75 ceremonyChelmsford will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day this Friday at 2.55pm, in a virtual ceremony hosted by the City Council. 05 May 2020
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