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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

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

Essex move to Covid Tier 2 High: Message from Leader of the Council

Local Code of Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is the system by which a Council directs and controls it’s functions.

It has been recommended that all authorities draw up a Local Code of Corporate Governance and in accordance with this Castle Point Borough Council adopted this code in February 2015 to act as a framework within which it can achieve it’s aims and objectives.

Castle Point Borough Council is committed to effective corporate governance, and the code sets out the framework for applying and implementing the necessary arrangements. The Council embraces the six principles of good corporate governance as set out by CIPFA for the delivery of services to the public and these are detailed within the code.

Since 2002 the Council has carried out self-assessments annually of compliance against the guidance provided by Cipfa/SOLACE within the publication ‘Delivering Good Governance in Local Government’. This code helps to formalise those arrangements and provide a mechanism by which those arrangements and the code can be continually reviewed and developed.