It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Candle Lit Vigil For Summer Grant In Harlow
A candle-lit vigil is being held in Harlow this evening in memory of a seven year-old girl who died when the bouncy castle she was on blew away.
Summer Grant, from Norwich, was seriously injured when inflatable was hit by a strong gust of wind during a fun fair at Harlow Town Park on Easter Saturday last month.
A Facebook page called 'Light up Harlow for Summer Grant' was set up encouraging people to take part.
It said: "The event will be held down by the gate of Harlow town park in remembrance of summer on the 9th April at 8pm.
"We will be holding a two min silence as well as lighting candles and placing in jars at the request of summers family, we will also be playing summers favourite songs as well ..
"We hope to see you all there xxx
"We have permission from the family for this and are going by what they would like for the event xx"
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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