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 Chelmsford Sports and Athletics Centre Sports centre shortlisted for top public service awardChelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre has received national recognition for the service it provides to the area from the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE). 15 January 2020
  • Some of last year's community champions with Councillor Jude Deakin. We're looking for the Champions of Chelmsford!Do you know anyone who goes above and beyond to look after their local environment and make Chelmsford the great place it is? Chelmsford City Council is now accepting award nominations for this year's Chelmsford Champions Awards. 10 January 2020
  • Duckling emerging from the water on the Essex coast Have your say and help protect the Essex CoastLocal councils are seeking to protect birds and habitats on the Essex coast and want your views. A six-week-long public consultation on the Essex Coast Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy draft Supplementary Planning Document (or Essex Coast RAMS draft SPD) will begin today (Friday 10 January). 10 January 2020
  • Representatives of all the local authorities making their pledge at Essex County Council Love Essex asks you to make a difference and take the plastic pledgeLocal authorities have come together to do their bit for our planet and are encouraging residents to join them and 'Love Essex, Not Plastic'. The Essex-wide 2020 campaign aims to tackle the amount of waste across the country by highlighting the issue of single-use plastic and urging households to switch to reusable options and to recycle more. 06 January 2020
  • The tree with bark removed and sap escaping Man ordered to pay £61,000 for damage to treeA homeowner who damaged a 90-year-old tree so much that it had to be felled has been fined over £60,000 by magistrates. Stephen Lawrence, of Southborough Road, Chelmsford, Essex, pleaded guilty to wilful damage to a protected tree in a criminal prosecution by Chelmsford City Council at Basildon Magistrates Court on 12 December. 20 December 2019
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