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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

Keep Safe Scheme

Would you or someone you know benefit from the Keep Safe Scheme?

Keep Safe Logo

What is Keep Safe?

Keep Safe is a free scheme to help people feel safer when they are out in Castle Point. Keep Safe places such as shops, libraries and businesses in the town centres will let you use a telephone or will make a call on your behalf if you get into distress.

This might be if:

  • You lose your phone
  • You lose your wallet
  • You feel ill or unsafe

How does it work?

When you join the scheme you will be given your own key fob to put the name and number of someone who can be contacted should you need them

Remember to carry it with you at all times

Where can I use my Keep Safe fob?

Keep Safe key fobs can be used in Canvey, Benfleet, Hadleigh  and lots of other  Essex towns. The Keep Safe places have stickers in their windows to help identify that they are part of the scheme. Visit for a map of Keep Safe venues in Essex, to help you plan a safer journey.

Who can join?

  • Anyone aged 18 or above with a learning disability / disability
  • Anyone aged 18 or above with mental ill health
  • Anyone aged 60 or above

Who do I contact to join?

If you would like to join the scheme please contact: Helen Collins on 01268 882461 or

Could your business / organisation be a Keep Safe Venue?

Please do get in touch as above

Keep Safe venues - Castle Point

Benfleet Open
Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1TF Monday - Friday
Bodkins, Hart Road, Thundersley SS7 3PB Monday - Saturday
South Benfleet Library, 264 High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5HD Monday - Saturday
La Quinta, 22 - 28 Benfleet Road, Benfleet, SS7 1QB Thursday - Saturday (Evenings)
Hadleigh Open
Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD Monday - Saturday (Closed Weds)
KAT Locksmiths, 386 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DA Monday - Saturday
Real People Ltd, Suite 2, 351 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BT Monday - Friday
Salvation Army Training Centre, Castle Lane, Hadleigh SS7 2AP  
Canvey Island Open
Canvey Town Council, 11 High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB  Tuesday - Thursday (Closed Mon & Fri)
Canvey Library, 2 High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB Monday - Saturday
Izzi, 48 - 50 Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7AE Monday - Sunday
Salvation Army Shop (Satcol), 47 High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7AG Monday - Saturday