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.
Reporting fraud and other economic crime
Fraud and other economic crimes – such as theft, bribery, corruption and money laundering – cost the UK taxpayer billions of pounds each year.
If you suspect someone is committing fraud, report it.
Benefit fraud cases are investigated by the government's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Contact the DWP if you suspect someone is committing benefit fraud:
: 0800 854 440 - National Benefit Fraud helpline
Other types of fraud
There are several types of fraud and economic crime that affect council services. You should let us know if you suspect someone is committing any of the following:
- housing tenancy fraud
- council tax fraud
- business rates fraud
- Blue Badge fraud for disabled parking
- social care fraud
- insurance fraud
- council employee and contractor fraud, bribery or corruption
- money laundering
We take action against anyone who commits these types of crime against us.
You can report anonymously using the form above, or contact us:
Counter fraud and investigationPO Box 1, Thurrock Council, New Road, Grays, RM17 6LT
Tel: 03000 999 111
Any report of fraud or economic crime against us will be taken extremely seriously.