The county of Essex is a complex and diverse part of the country. A great deal of information is gathered by Essex County Council, often working with partner organisations, that is used to inform decision making and future policy.
A great deal of information about the development of the county is gathered in the National Census, which takes place every ten years.
The Local Economic Assessment
Working with a number of partners, Essex County Council is responsible for the production of the Essex Local Economic Assessment (Essex LEA). The Essex LEA brings together a range of information to provide an accurate, impartial picture of the county, its residents, and the factors that will influence future growth and development of the economy.
The Essex LEA will inform the future development of strategy across the county for a range of stakeholders, including all of the local authorities within the area.
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Landscape Character Assessments
- The Essex Landscape Character Assessment contains information about the whole county and can be downloaded free of charge.
- The Landscape Character Assessment of the Essex Coast is a far larger document which focuses on the coastline of Essex, its uniqueness and its history. It is available for purchase on CD-ROM.
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Making Essex safer
- Basildon Community Safety Partnership
- Braintree Community Safety Partnership
- Brentwood Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
- Castle Point Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
- Safer Chelmsford Partnership
- Epping Forest Safer Communities Partnership
- Safer Harlow Partnership
- Maldon District Community Safety Partnership
- Rochford Community Safety Partnership
- Tendring Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
- Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership
Crime statistics for Essex
- call 999 in an emergency;
- call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111;
- if the incident is not an emergency but requires police intervention call 0300 333 4444;
- contact your local district or borough council if it is about graffiti, discarded needles, abandoned cars, rubbish or noise.
Essex Criminal Justice Board
The police service has launched a new way for victims of hate crime to report hate crime online. The website, called True Vision, is supported by all forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and can be accessed at report-it.org.uk.