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.

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.