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

  • Investors in People logo Council retains Investors in People Gold accreditationChelmsford City Council has retained the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation for the eleventh year running, demonstrating their continued commitment to high performance through good people management. 12 February 2020
  • Councillor Moore planting a tree at Compass Gardens South Woodham Ferrers plants over 1,000 trees in a single dayOn Sunday 2 February, a hundred people got digging for climate victory in a mass tree planting at Creekview Road, South Woodham Ferrers. Local families and residents joined staff from Chelmsford City Council to plant over a thousand trees on a plot of land in the area's well-loved Compass Gardens park. 07 February 2020
  • Councillor Rose Moore, Mayor Councillor Bob Massey and Councillor Jude Deakin at Admirals Park Chelmsford's plan of action to tackle climate emergencyChelmsford now has a plan of action to address the climate and ecological emergency that it declared last summer. This was adopted at the City Council Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 28 January. 29 January 2020
  • Volunteers holding a tiny tree in a sunlit park Help plant thousands of trees in ChelmsfordIn December, Chelmsford City Council announced ambitious plans to plant one tree for every resident in Chelmsford over the next ten years. Now council leaders are calling local people to get involved and become part of the 're-greening' of their local area. 23 January 2020
  • Councillor Stephen Robinson, Leader of Chelmsford City Council An open letter to EU citizens living in the Chelmsford areaAn open letter to EU citizens living in the Chelmsford area from Councillor Stephen Robinson, leader of Chelmsford City Council. 15 January 2020
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