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

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Support for Vulnerable People – Essex Community Shield

The coronavirus pandemic is an uncertain time for many people. We understand that some people in Castle Point will have particular concerns, especially those who have been told in writing by the NHS that they are in an 'extremely vulnerable' group and must self-isolate.  

There are also many other vulnerable people who live in the Borough and need to stay home at this time due to underlying health conditions, because they are aged over 70 or because they are pregnant. 

Together with other councils and organisations, we are part of the Essex Community Shield. This scheme will bring volunteers together with the people most in need of help during these uncertain times, especially those who do not have the support of friends, family or neighbours. 

If you need support, please contact either:  

  • The Essex Wellbeing Service online – Essex Wellbeing Service or by phoning 0300 303 9988 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm) 

 

Volunteering

Together with other councils and organisations, we are part of the Essex Community Shield. This scheme will bring volunteers together with the people most in need of help during these uncertain times, especially those who may not have the support of friends, family or neighbours. 

If you would like to register to help the local community in Castle Point please would you contact either:  

  • Essex Coronavirus Action - a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook groups.  Individual volunteer or Business volunteer  

  • Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) - a not for profit charity and Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) with a strong community presence in Essex. CAVS website