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

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier Resident prosecuted for unregistered dogA dog owner has been successfully prosecuted by Chelmsford City Council for failing to register her dog's microchip details on a government-approved database. 04 November 2019
  • Historic photo of Chelmsford War memorial and crowds Remembrance Sunday Parade 2019This year's Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service will take place on Sunday 10 November at the War Memorial on Duke Street, Chelmsford, at 10.50am. 30 October 2019
  • Chelmsford Mayor Councillor Bob Massey and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Janette Potter at planting ceremony in Central Park. Purple crocuses planted to mark World Polio DayTo mark World Polio Day (24 October), thousands of purple crocuses have been planted in Viaduct Meadows, Central Park by Chelmsford City Council and the Rotary Clubs of Chelmsford Mildmay and Rivermead. 29 October 2019
  • Essex 2020 logo Essex 2020: Funding available - express your interest now!Essex 2020 is a county wide, year-long celebration of creativity, featuring science, engineering, the arts, cultural events, festivals and community projects and will conclude at the British Science Festival, which excitingly for the first time, comes to Essex at Anglia Ruskin University in 2020. 22 October 2019
  • City Photography Competition Awards Evening City Photography Competition winners revealedThe cameras of Chelmsford have been busy this summer! On 31 August, Chelmsford City Council's City Photography Competition 2019 closed after three months of entries celebrating the city and surrounding villages. 08 October 2019
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