Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, our operating hours remain unchanged.

You are still able to access services and information from the website 24/7 and via email and phone during operating hours.

For information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19), and to volunteer to help in your community, please see our Coronavirus information page.

For information on our services, including waste collections, please see our Service update and information page

For information on businesses and business rates, please see our Business advice page

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Action we can take

We take firm action to prevent, detect and deter fraud and other economic crime against us.

We have:

  • contacts with national law enforcement agencies and access to systems that identify crime and offenders
  • specially-trained experts who can recover evidence from electronic devices, such as computers and mobile phones
  • police-trained investigators who apprehend offenders and search premises
  • accredited officers who can seize cash and get financial evidence so that assets of criminals can be confiscated

If a person is suspected of crime, we may:

  • access their financial details to establish facts
  • obtain and use search warrants to search premises
  • arrest them

Strategy, policy and guidance

More information is included in strategy, policy and guidance documents.

Report fraud

Any report of fraud or economic crime against us will be taken extremely seriously.