Chelmsford City Council


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, recycling and waste, 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
  • 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

  • Michael Marston (Marketing, Events & Engagement Team Assistant) for queries relating to staff communications.
    Call: 01245 606982
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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Cathedral at Night (1).jpg Christmas Carols with the MayorThe Mayor of Chelmsford is inviting local residents to join him at his Civic Carol Service. The service will be held at Chelmsford Cathedral at 7pm on 13 December. 13 December 2019
  • Discovery Festival banner Over 170 school children attend the Discovery FestivalThe annual Discovery Festival returned to Chelmsford for its seventh year to support the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD). 11 December 2019
  • Cast of Peter Pan production posing on a barge Peter Pan flying high as next year's panto is announcedPeter Pan opens at Chelmsford's Civic Theatre this Friday with more than 80% of tickets already sold for the 62 performances of its five-week run. 29 November 2019
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