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David Finch 

Leader of Essex County Council


Guest blog - Louise McKinlay

Proof we can provide more with less

I’m proud of the work we’ve done to provide a set of budget proposals which continue to protect and invest in the services residents rely on, while providing excellent value for money for taxpayers.

Cllr David Finch’s Budget speech in full

We are building on a stable foundation, a foundation that will provide security, prosperity and opportunity for all.

At a time when public finances continue to be under pressure and household budgets are also stretched, you might be expecting a speech which provides little by way of optimism. Well, if that is the case, I am pleased to be able to disappoint you.

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.