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David Finch 

Leader of Essex County Council


Guest Blog - Cllr Kevin Bentley

I am determined that we can and will improve the state of our roads

I took on the portfolio for highways roughly a month ago, and making sure the investment and activity we all want to see to help our road network recover from the ravages of the winter weather has been my top priority.

Guest Blog - Cllr Kevin Bentley

Economic Commission

I met with economists, business leaders and academics from the Independent Essex Economic Commission on Friday, 23 March at Anglia Ruskin University for the launch of their final report, Enterprising Essex, Meeting the Challenge

Guest blog - Cllr Kevin Bentley

Essex 'place vision'

Essex County Council has  joined up with six other Essex based local authorities to develop a joint ‘place vision’ for South Essex up to 2050.

Guest blog - Cllr Kevin Bentley

A week of firsts for the Essex economy

Monday, 27 November was an important day for the Essex economy. The Stansted Airport College, the first of its kind in the UK, was marked with a ground breaking ceremony, and secondly, the government launched its ambitious Industrial Strategy which will have a positive impact on our county.

Guest Blog - Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Infrastructure and Partnerships

This week senior civil servants from the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission visited South Essex to hear how Essex County Council and its partners are striving to unlock the region’s economic potential.