Follow the Leader and Cabinet

I’m David Finch. Leader of Essex County Council.

In this blog I’ll be sharing my take on Essex and the work the County Council is doing to make our great county the best place to live in the country – it’ll be all about our people, our passion and our commitment to doing the best for you.

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Tea and cake with Witham Community Hub

We spent some time at the new Witham Community Hub, an inspirational place for residents to attend workshops, clubs and events at the heart of their community.

Occupational Therapists can return to work with ECC

On International Women’s Day, we launched a paid return to work programme for Occupational Therapists who have been out of work and who are now looking to re-enter the profession

A welcome new funding boost for a thriving Essex coast

It is so important that the Essex Coast is promoted as a tourism destination to people across both the UK and the World, so that they can enjoy its majesty and support the local businesses that operate there.

Why 2039 matters…

Yesterday presented the detail of the County Council’s budget for the coming year. Within it were our ambitious plans to transform and modernise services across the county.

Tackling the modern scourge

I enjoyed a day of political exchanges with my councillor colleagues at our Full Council meeting earlier today. At the centre of council business was Essex County Council’s plan for the year, which it was my pleasure to introduce.