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

  • Park Chelmsford speaks out against post-lockdown plague of litterChelmsford City Council, Essex Waterways, the Chelmer Canal Trust and local residents have united to speak out against a 'plague of litter' in the area's parks and beauty spots since lockdown restrictions began to ease. 18 August 2020
  • mayor playing basketball Basketball court transformed into work of artOn Wednesday 12 August, the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Jude Deakin, opened a new installation by local artist Gareth Roberts. 17 August 2020
  • Origami cranes.jpg Your help needed to commemorate VJ DayChelmsford citizens are encouraged join in with a commemoration for the anniversary of VJ Day. 15 August 2020 marks 75 years since Japan surrendered to the Allies, ending World War II. 12 August 2020
  • Womens Institute volunteers hard at work at Hylands New Climate Ambassador for ChelmsfordThe whole Chelmsford community is being encouraged to come together to help combat climate change. Chelmsford City Council has created a new role of Climate Ambassador and appointed Councillor Tom Willis to the position. 04 August 2020
  • Market Chelmsford.jpg More business support grants launchedChelmsford City Council has launched a third and final round of Discretionary Business Support Grants. 29 July 2020
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