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, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

We ask that all residents #StayHomeSaveLives – see a Message from the Leader of the Council

 

Message from Mayor of Castle Point Councillor Colin Riley

From July 4th new changes on lockdown come into place. Pubs, bars and restaurants are able to open subject to government guidelines.

We want our residents to enjoy themselves but it is important we all act responsibly.  

  • Stay alert and stay safe to help prevent spreading the virus.
  • Keep a safe distance from others  and continue to wash your hands regularly.

If you do go to the  pub, have fun but be sensible;show respect for others and do not do anything that puts you or other people at risk.

Anti-social Behaviour

Castle Point Council works with Essex Police, the Local Community Safety Partnership, that includes a range of organisations and groups, together with residents and businesses to tackle anti-social behaviour.

What is Anti-social Behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is a broad term used to describe the day to day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery – from litter and vandalism, to public drunkenness or aggressive dogs, to noisy or abusive neighbours.

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 defines Anti-social Behaviour as “conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person”

There are many factors which on their own or in combination can constitute anti-social behaviour as defined above. The following are some of the most common;

 

Misuse of Public Space

  • Using, dealing and buying drugs on the street
  • Anti-social Street Drinking
  • Begging
  • Abandoned Cars; and
  • Vehicle related nuisance

Disruption of Community/Personal Well-being

  • Certain noise nuisance
  • Rowdy & Nuisance behaviour
  • Hoax calls
  • Animal related problems
  • Misuse of Fire works and fireworks being set off late at night

Acts Directed at People

  • Intimidation/Harassment
  • Racist or homophobic abuse

Environmental Damage

  • Criminal Damage/Vandalism/Graffiti
  • Litter/Rubbish