Reduced Services

Christmas and new Year closure

Christmas treeThe Council offices will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Emergency calls may be made throughout the holiday period on 01268 758357

Castle Point Borough Council wishes all its residents a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the forthcoming year.

Updated: 5 December 2018

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 3,400.

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 2009