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

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

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.