Reduced Services

Christmas and new Year closure

Christmas treeThe Council offices will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Emergency calls may be made throughout the holiday period on 01268 758357

Castle Point Borough Council wishes all its residents a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the forthcoming year.

Updated: 5 December 2018

Losing your job

If you're looking for a job or thinking about retraining you can find out information from the Government's Worktrain website ( Alternatively, try the Job Centre (

Council Tax benefit

If you become unemployed you may not be liable to pay the full amount of Council Tax.
You should contact the Council Tax Department at Castle Point Borough Council and complete a Benefit Application Form or complete the one given to you by the Jobcentre plus or Benefits Agency and return it to the Council. Further information is available on the Benefits page.

Other benefits

If you become unemployed you may need to claim benefit. The Department for Work and Pensions answers your questions about job seeking and benefits (


Redundancy Help is a useful website for anyone involved in redundancy.