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

  • Woman holding hands with Sylvanian family rabbit mascot Free virtual kids' festival bringing joy to the nationWho said staying at home has to be boring? 'Play at Home Fest' has been created as a free virtual festival designed just for families. 01 May 2020
  • Exterior of the Civic Centre Businesses - help us to help youAn online survey designed to gain a greater understanding of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting local businesses. 30 April 2020
  • Smiling man carrying a box of groceries towards a Chelmsford City Parks van Hundreds helped by Chelmsford volunteersMore than two hundred local people have volunteered alongside Chelmsford City Council staff to help bring food, medicine and phone conversation to vulnerable residents across Chelmsford and they're already making a big difference. 22 April 2020
  • Exterior of the Civic Centre £19.3M in grants paid to businessesOver 1,400 Chelmsford businesses have been sent grants by Chelmsford City Council to support them in the current crisis. 20 April 2020
  • Councillor Stephen Robinson, Leader of Chelmsford City Council Open letter to volunteers in ChelmsfordCouncillor Stephen Robinson, Leader of Chelmsford City Council, has written an open letter to thank volunteers across Chelmsford for the help they are providing for local people during the pandemic. 20 April 2020
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