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

  • Exterior of the Civic Centre £10.2million to be spent on community projectsA wide range of community improvements costing £10.2 million can now go ahead, following a vote of Chelmsford City Council's Cabinet on 8 September 2020. 09 September 2020
  • Butterfly Bridge Nigel Harris Artists wanted to celebrate waterwaysArtists have ten days left to submit proposals for an exciting new commission to celebrate Chelmsford's waterways. 02 September 2020
  • Poster for Merchant Navy Honouring Merchant Navy DayThe importance of seafarers to the United Kingdom will be recognised in Chelmsford on Thursday 3 September. Chelmsford City Council will support Merchant Navy Day by flying the Red Ensign on the roof of the Civic Centre. 01 September 2020
  • The Mayor of Chelmsford invites you to enter her Christmas card competition Mayor launches card competitionResidents of Chelmsford of all ages are invited to design the Mayor's Christmas card. Not only is there the chance of winning the coveted festive spot, but also other exciting prizes. 01 September 2020
  • Jobs and skills fair Book for Chelmsford Jobs & Skills FairThis year, Chelmsford's Jobs & Skills Fair is being virtually showcased for the first time ever. 28 August 2020
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