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

  • Henri Obstfeld, a holocaust survivor who will be speaking at this years commemoration Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2020Chelmsford City Council supports the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration organised by the Chelmsford Jewish Community and would like to invite everyone to remember the victims of the Holocaust during World War Two and other genocides. 18 November 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
  • Workers restoring the Chelmsford War Memorial Chelmsford War Memorial restorationIn time for Remembrance Day earlier this week, Chelmsford City Council commissioned Bakers of Danbury Ltd to carry out a complete restoration of our city's War Memorial, which sits in front of the Civic Centre on Duke Street. 12 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
  • Staff and festival goers at 3Foot People Festival 2019 Special announcement from Chelmsford City EventsChelmsford City Events are thrilled to announce that due to popular demand, next year's 3foot People festival will be returning across four days instead of the usual three. 08 November 2019
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