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.

The livewell campaign

The livewell campaign

The Livewell campaign promotes healthy messages and aims to support communities and families across Essex to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

the livewhell wheel of health and wellbeing

Based around 6 themes, Livewell is designed to support residents with health and wellbeing information and advice throughout life. 

startwell – advice for families on staying healthy and safe all year round and giving children the best start

staywell – advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and accessing the right services when required.

feelwell – your mental wellbeing is as important as your physical wellbeing. A range of advice and guidance is available

eatwell – tips and advice on healthy eating and maintaining a balanced diet and a healthy weight, with a range of recipe ideas.

bewell – highlighting a range of physical activities available within Essex

agewell – tips and activities specificially aimed at older generations, with advice on staying fit and healthy


The livewell website

the livewell logo and web link

All 13 Essex local authorities have come together to launch a new Livewell website that can help residents to eat well, get more active and guide you to find the support you need, to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The website has an interactive page where you can filter activities and events by location and discover what is happening near you, from parkrun, dementia-friendly fitness classes to Meet up Mondays.  You can also get guidance on nutrition, local support to help you lose weight, healthy recipe ideas and where to TuckIN to a healthier takeaway. 

Because mental wellness is as important as physical wellness, the website has some useful mental wellbeing advice and details of where to go if you need mental health support in Essex.

 Visit the website now at

Follow the conversation

Follow the conversation and see what we are doing to encourage everyone in Essex to live well on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.