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 Council Cabinet holds first online coronavirus Q&AChelmsford City Council's Cabinet hosted its first live online Q&A session on Wednesday 8 April. Councillors answered various queries and topics sent in by the public during the 40-minute discussion. 09 April 2020
  • Exterior of the Civic Centre Letter to Chelmsford BusinessesWe wanted to let you know that Chelmsford City Council is backing Chelmsford businesses and recognises the great challenges you face. 26 March 2020
  • Exterior of the Civic Centre Coronavirus: Statement from Council LeaderChelmsford City Council is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and the scientific advice and guidance from the Government. Plans are in place to make sure our essential services can continue during this time for the benefit of our residents. 16 March 2020
  • Two girls posing with spade 500 volunteers create a whole new woodlandA new woodland of 3,500 trees was planted in Hylands Park on Sunday 1 March, with the help of over 500 volunteers. It is part of the commitment by Chelmsford City Council to plant one tree for every resident over the next ten years. 04 March 2020
  • Hylands House Hylands visitors invited to take part in parking consultationEarlier this year we announced proposals to charge for parking at Hylands Estate. 16 February 2020
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