It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Tour To Boost Essex Economy By £100m
Essex County Council has told Heart the Tour de France will boost the economy by £100 million and attract three million visitors.
The tour takes to the streets of Essex as part of stage 3 of the race on Monday 7th July. The Council is working with a range of partners to help deliver the plans for the day.
These include experts who were involved in the delivery of the traffic and crowd management plans for the London 2012 Games.
This is said to be a complicated process but very necessary to facilitate such a large sporting event.
These include experts who were involved in the delivery of the traffic and crowd management plans for London 2012.
There will be road closures and the route will need to be clear of all public vehicles prior to the closures, with pedestrian access available while the roads are closed through stewarded crossing points.
Regular updates and news about the Tour de France in Essex are available at http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Tour-de-France.aspx .
Visitor information about the Tour de France in Essex can also be found at http://www.visitessex.com/events/tour-de-france.aspx .
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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