Reduced Services

Accessing Council Services:  

You can now access services, get advice and support, and transact with us in the following ways:

  • By accessing our wide range of 24/7 online services
  • By emailing directly to the relevant service
  • By phoning First Contact on 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri). 
  • By pre-booked appointment at the Kiln Road office (9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri) - these can be arranged by phoning First Contact on 01268 882200.

Castle Point Youth Council


Castle Point Youth Council is a group of young people (aged 13-19 yrs and up to 25 with additional needs) who live, work or study in the Castle Point Borough. They work together on projects that affect young people and are looking for volunteers who wish to gain experience working as a team and want to have their voice heard. You can also learn leadership and planning skills and gain confidence in public speaking. Examples of past projects are organising a youth conference, mystery shopping facilities and creating a young peoples website.

Sadly we said goodbye to some of our long term members this year as they are off to pastures new.  We would like to thank them for all of their hard work and their outstanding contribution to Castle Point Youth Council over the years.

Long term members



If you are interested in joining Castle Point Youth Council or would just like to come along for a taster session, please contact Nicolas Saxby on 01268 882487

CPYC meetings are held every other Thursday (Term Time) from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1TF.



Meeting dates for the new academic year 2019:
7th March   21st March
4th April   2nd May TBC
16th May   13th June
27th June   11th July
Summer break    
Additional dates TBC    

What’s Planned for 2019.  

Castle Point Youth Council is still currently looking for new members, so if you are interested in joining please get in touch.

We have a really exciting 2019 planned, here’s some of the things achieved so far:

Members are attending a Public Speaking/Presentation skills workshop, which will boost their confidence and teach them new skills for being the voice for young people.

We have lots of mini projects planned, from helping out at Castle Point Council’s sheltered housing site, to clear gardens and keep them a great place for our elderly residents.

We are also sending our members on a residential team building challenge, where they will learn new skills to make CPYC an even better team than it already is. 

Watch this space for more exciting news and events!