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

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.

Housing Transfer list

We have changed the way we allocate social housing and have moved to Castle Point Homechoice with effect 30th June 2011.

The Transfer Incentive Scheme helps Council tenants move to smaller, more manageable properties and it offers a cash incentive. 

Many tenants find that their family have moved out and they no longer use all their bedrooms. Many find that they have difficulty in managing aspects of their property such as the stairs or the garden and they find that the upkeep of larger properties proves to be expensive. 

Smaller properties usually benefit from lower Council Tax and lower rent and they should cost less to heat i.e. gas and electric bills should be cheaper. 

Under the Transfer Incentive Scheme, applicants are given a high priority on the transfer list. 

People aged over 60 years can be considered for sheltered housing which benefits from a Warden on site and allows residents to mix with each other socially. 

Properties allocated under the Transfer Incentive Scheme are treated the same as any other Council property. There may be additional financial assistance given for redecoration of your new home in the form of a redecoration allowance and all necessary repairs and health and safety checks will be carried out before you move in.

To apply for a TIS please visit the
HomeChoice site.