A parish and town councils' offices could be brought together with the district's.

Epping Forest District Council has proposed building multi-million-pound offices at North Weald Airfield and moving all but 40 members of staff from its Civic Offices in Epping.

The move may also involve North Weald Bassett Parish Council and Epping Town Council.

District council leader Cllr Chris Whitbread said: "Rationalising our office needs also presents opportunities to talk to North Weald Bassett Parish Council.

“We are already discussing office sharing possibilities with Epping Town Council at the Civic Offices that will cut everyone’s costs, particularly good news for our Council Tax payers.

"We will be keen to explore similar opportunities at North Weald.”

The possible brining together of councils comes as Essex County Council looks at closing or reducing the service of North Weald Library which houses the office of North Weald Bassett Parish Council.