Local government structure in Essex
Essex has a 3-tier system of local government. This means that wherever you live, services are shared between 3 councils.
In the Epping Forest district the 3-tier structure is:
- Essex County Council
- Epping Forest District Council
- Your parish or town council
You are represented by a mixture of county councillors, district councillors and local parish or town councillors, plus your MP.
In the Epping Forest district we have 24 town and parish councils. They provide services like:
- Play areas
- Village halls
- Public toilets
- Control of litter
- They are also involved in planning applications in their area