Accessing Council Services:
- You can access advice, or support with using our online services, by phoning 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri)
- The Kiln Road office will re-open for pre-booked appointments only (9.00am to 4.00pm), these can be arranged on a case by case basis by phoning 01268 882200.
- You can find information and advice on COVID-19 and our 24/7 online services on our Coronavirus information page .
The Legal Position
The main duty of a Mayor is to preside over Meetings of the Council; if present at a Meeting, he must preside. If he is not present then the Deputy Mayor must preside. The person presiding may have a casting vote if the vote is equal.
The Mayor continues in his post until a successor is elected at the Annual Meeting of the Council.
The Mayor, as First Citizen, is entitled to precedence in all places and on all occasions within the Borough (unless Royalty or the Lord-Lieutenant in his official capacity representing the Queen is present).
The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions and Directions) (England) Regulations 2000
In accordance with the provisions of the above Regulations, Notice is given that the number of local government electors required for a valid petition for a referendum as to whether Castle Point Borough Council should have an elected mayor is 3,447.
The above number represents 5% of the total local government electors for the borough as shown in the revised register of electors as published on 1st December 2018.