Reduced Services

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.

Preparing for Emergencies

Are you prepared for the things that can happen in emergencies?

  • Power cuts
  • Loss of telephone and internet
  • Flooding
  • Evacuation from your home
  • Being confined indoors because of a nearby incident
  • Unplanned separation from family members

You can find out how to prepare for, and manage, situations like these by reading the following leaflets

If you have a smart phone you can also download the British Red Cross’ Emergency App. This app has loads of great advice on being prepared for all sorts of emergency situations. It can also provide you with real-time weather and flood warnings for your location. You can download the app here.

For information on preparing for specific emergency situations you can visit the following website: