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, our operating hours remain unchanged.
You are still able to access services and information from the website 24/7 and via email and phone during operating hours.
For information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19), and to volunteer to help in your community, please see our Coronavirus information page.
For information on our services, including waste collections, please see our Service update and information page
For information on businesses and business rates, please see our Business advice page
Other Safeguarding Issues
Forced marriage can be defined as 'a marriage conducted without the valid consent of one or both parties, where duress is a factor.'
Honour based abuse refers to crimes or incidents committed to protect or defend the honour of a family and/or community.
It can take many different forms including harassment, criminal damage, arson, sexual assault, forced marriage, kidnap and even murder.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.