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

  • Womens Institute volunteers hard at work at Hylands New woodlands and 5,000 trees planted in ChelmsfordChelmsford City Council has pledged to plant a tree for every resident in Chelmsford over the next ten years. Volunteers and Chelmsford City Council staff have made a great start by planting over 5,000 trees in just two months in a bid to boost the city's green canopy. 20 December 2019
  • Image of the new litter bin branding Chelmsford's bins get the message acrossBins in Chelmsford have been decorated with new stickers which take the 'don't litter' message back to basics. 18 November 2019
  • Councillor Goldman and other council staff receiving the 'Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Award' Sustainability award for Chelmsford Council's staff travelChelmsford City Council has become only the first ever local authority to be awarded a national gold-level accreditation for encouraging its staff to travel to work in a sustainable way. 08 November 2019
  • Concept Art of proposed Beaulieu Station What does the Housing Infrastructure Fund grant mean for Chelmsford?On Saturday 17 August, Essex County Council announced that two Chelmsford projects the new railway station at Beaulieu and the North-East Bypass had been approved for government funding of £218 million, following a bid prepared jointly by the City and County Councils. 20 August 2019
  • Electric Parks Vehicle with crew Electric vehicles enter Council's fleetChelmsford City Council's vehicle fleet has taken another step towards lower emissions with a set of new electric vehicles which staff have begun to use in their day-to-day work. 19 July 2019
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