Changes to Essex County Council services

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Country Parks

We are pleased to confirm that Essex County Council Country Parks are back to normal opening hours. All parks will be open from 8am to dusk.

The parks, car parks and toilets will be open to the public. However, the children’s play equipment, visitor centres and cafes will remain closed, in line with government guidance.


We are now preparing a phased approach to re-open libraries in line with government guidelines. From Monday 6 July 2020, sixteen libraries across Essex will re-open.

See our latest news release for more information.


Following the wider opening of early years settings, infant, junior and special schools last week, some secondary schools and colleges in Essex will begin to open to more pupils from Monday.

We’ve been pleased to see the fantastic response of schools and settings to wider opening now being possible. We’d like to thank staff in schools and settings for their dedication and commitment to the children and young people of Essex.

You can find the latest education news and updates on our website.