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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B&B Approved List

How does the Council decide which B&B’s it will use to accommodate Homeless people?

The Housing Options Service is required to draw up an Approved List of Bed and Breakfast Providers in Castle Point and surrounding areas which are used to provide ad hoc temporary accommodation for homeless people.

To go onto this list Providers must be able to show adequate financial standing as well as technical capacity to provide the service appropriately. They are asked to sign up to a Service Level Agreement which sets out certain standards we require from the Provider and are required to provide evidence to prove that they meet these standards.

I am a landlord how do I apply to be on your Approved List of B&B Providers?

If you would like to apply to be on the Approved List please register your interest by;

phoning us on 01268 882324

or e-mailing us at HousingOptions@castlepoint.gov.uk

We will send you a copy of our Service Level Agreement and list of evidence requirements and will arrange an appointment for you to bring your evidence in and discuss the Approved List process.