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.
What is a mutual exchange?
An exchange is when you and another resident want to swap homes. It is normally the quickest way to find another home. You can swap with another Castle Point Council resident or a resident of a housing association or another local authority. To carry out a swap you need to have permission from us and any other landlord involved in the exchange.
For more information, please go to Mutual Exchanges within the FAQs section.
Castle Point Council tenants who are interested in swapping their home can access online information about possible exchange options through the Homeswapper service. This service is free to our tenants who can register on www.homeswapper.co.uk. As part of the registration process Castle Point Council will be contacted to confirm that you are eligible to use the service.
Homeswapper is easy to use, gives residents local and national options, has powerful searching options, generates thousands of potential swaps and can be tailored to your needs with alerts by text and e-mail.
The Mutual Exchange Form can be found under the section 'printable forms' on the main housing page.