Chelmsford has an estimated urban population of 112,00 people and 174,000 people in the borough. Chelmsford City is the county town of Essex, in the East of England.

Approximately 30 miles (48 km) northeast of London 22 miles (35 km) from Colchester.

The main conurbation of Chelmsford incorporates all or part of the former parishes of Broomfield, Great Baddow, Galleywood, Writtle, Moulsham, Widford, Springfield and Chelmer Village. New developments like Beaulieu and Channels Estate offer modern living.

Chelmsford’s population consists of many City and Docklands commuters, attracted by the 35 minutes journey into Central London via the Great Eastern Main Line railway. The same journey takes approximately 60 minutes by road via the A12.

On 14 March 2012, Lord President of the Privy Council and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that Chelmsford was to be granted city status to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The City status awarded under stiff competition from a sparing town including Blackpool, Colchester, Croydon, Gateshead, Ipswich, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Reading and Swindon.

Since this period there has been an expansion in the retail and leisure environment within the City. John Lewis has built and opened a store along with many top brands too. Chelmsford have seen an array of interesting shops and chained restaurant to support the growing population.

A great deal of investment in a new Leisure facility to the tune of £40 million is the flag ship of the City, 10 lane 25 metre pool size offers swimming facility for all. With a changeable pool depth and boom to split into half allowing a change to a variety of swim sessions. Leaner pool of 10mts with splash zone and sensory features.

An extensive gym with Technogym machines along with fully trained PT’s. with several studios including Spin this new facility is worth joining.

Chelmsford City Council take great pride in maintaining the numerous Parks and Gardens nearby is RHS Hyde Hall. The Council’s Jewell in the crown is Hylands House and Park which is renowned to holding events and festivals.

Chelmsford is renowned for its history and in 1381 it was deemed as the capital of England for a few days when the seat of London was temporarily removed due to the peasant revolt. Many inventions have been born out of Chelmsford such as long distance the Radio by Guglielmo Marconi in 1895

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