Reduced Services

Accessing Council Services:  

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.

Committal to Prison

Once I have been to Prison for failure to pay my debts will my debt then be considered paid?

No. The debt remains due for payment.

How long could I go to Prison for?

Up to 90 days.

What happens if I don't go to the next Court appearance following the Warrant with Bail being executed?

A Warrant without Bail will be issued. You will be arrested and taken to a Police Station where you will be held in the cells until the Council's Prosecutor is given Court time to present your case to the Magistrates. This is usually the District Judge who may make a ruling to send you to Prison.