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

  • Hylands House Hylands Estate receives lifeline grantHylands Estate is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to get a financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. 19 October 2020
  • Riverside Leisure Centre at night lit up with green lights Green Flag Awards success for 15 Chelmsford parksChelmsford City Council is thrilled to announce that 15 of its main parks across the city have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the best parks and green spaces in the UK. 15 October 2020
  • Planning Council objects to 'Planning for the Future' proposalsMany more new houses in Chelmsford; less public input into planning applications; less infrastructure investment and fewer affordable homes. 15 October 2020
  • Bike symbol painted on cycle path on road New cycling charter needs public supportCycling is at the heart of making Chelmsford's transport more sustainable. A new charter has been launched, with the aim of showing wide-spread support for safer cycling from Chelmsford's communities. 12 October 2020
  • Two people discussing building plans with building materials around them Plans approved for 12 new low-cost homes in ChelmsfordTwelve more families will be able to afford to rent a home in Chelmsford, following a grant of planning permission by Chelmsford City Council on Tuesday 6 October. 08 October 2020
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