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.

Hiring out Horses

Hiring out horses in the course of a business for riding and.or instruction in riding will require an 'Animal Activity Licence' under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

After applying for a licence an inspection will be completed by a Council Officer and veterinary surgeon. You will be required to cover the cost of the veterinary inspection.

During your inspection, you will be risk rated and given a star rating of 1-5. To achieve a higher star rating, you will need to meet higher standards. Your star rating will determine your licence length and licences can last from 1 to 3 years depending on the star rating achieved. This is explained in further detail in the licence conditions and guidance relevant to your business:

- Hiring Out Horses [pdf] 463KB

To apply for a licence, please follow the link below:

- Application Form - Hiring out Horses.pdf [pdf] 194KB

Completed application forms can returned to the Council either via post or email. In order for your application to be processed further, you must pay the appropriate fee as stated on our 'Application Forms & Fees' webpage.

For further information, please call 01268 882200 or email

Register of Licensed Riding Establishments in Castle Point
Ragwood Riding Center - 154 Daws Heath Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2TB
Clippity Clop Fur Ponies - Benfleet, Essex