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


Cemeteries and Churchyards

The Council's Open Spaces Section manages two cemeteries within the Borough for burial and cremated remains interments. The largest of these is Woodside Cemetery, located at Manor Road, Benfleet. The smaller South Benfleet Cemetery is situated at Jotmans Lane, South Benfleet. In addition, another cemetery is located at Northwick Road, Canvey Island which is managed by a private company.

How do I make a cemetery booking?

Basildon District Council currently provides a burial administration/booking service for Woodside and South Benfleet cemeteries on behalf of Castle Point Borough Council. Please contact Basildon District Council on 01268 208130 e-mail: for further details.

Who maintains the cemeteries?

Castle Point Borough Council is responsible for grave digging and cemetery grounds maintenance operations. In addition, the Council also maintains the grounds of four closed churchyards, namely,

  • St. Katherine’s churchyard, Canvey Island,
  • St. James-the-Less churchyard, Hadleigh,
  • St. Mary’s churchyard, Benfleet, and
  • St. Peter’s churchyard, Thundersley.

To report problems with the maintenance of the above cemeteries and churchyards please contact our Street Scene section.