Information for Consultants

River Blackwater, Coggeshall. Photo: Lorna Shaw

Important Notice - Please Read



Data Searches

To request a data search from Essex Wildlife Trust please fill in our contact form and select the"request a data search" option. Alternatively you can fill in the data request form below. Please send completed forms and search details to, or phone 07522 230945.

Consultants are requested to make their data available to us wherever possible. Please send your data to us by emailing We prefer to receive data in spreadsheet format if possible, a template for submitting data is available below. Alternatively, register on this site to submit data directly using our online recording forms. Please see our Terms and Conditions of Data Use for more information about how we use your data.

Essex Wildlife Trust worked with other Local Environmental Record Centres (LERCs) in the East of England region to develop a Standard Minimum Service for responses to data requests, which was launched in April 2011. Data for Service Level Agreements and consultancy searches is supplied to meet these minimum standards.


Cross Boundary Searches

The cross-boundary search procedure comes into play when a radius data search is submitted, the extent of which spans a boundary between two counties in the East of England region (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk). This service has been available in Essex from 1st April 2016.

In the event of this occurring, two separate searches will be carried out, one by each of the county LERCs concerned. However the LERC in the county in which the largest section of the search area falls will be the ‘lead’ LRC. They will send both of the reports to the customer (the second county will send their report to the ‘lead’ LERC) and only the lead LERC will charge the customer (at their standard data search rate).

Not sure if your data search is in Essex? Our metadata statement details the area that we cover. Links to contact neighbouring records centres can be found here.


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