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

TIER 4 Message from the Mayor Colin Riley and Leader Norman Smith

Supporting Local High Streets


The national lockdown means many of the businesses on our high streets must be shut to help control the spread of Coronavirus. This includes the market within Canvey Town Centre. Non-essential retail stores can only open for click and collect, and all hospitality venues are restricted to sales for takeaway, delivery and drive through only. Essential retailers may continue to trade, but will operate controls to ensure that shoppers and staff remain safe. See the full list of restrictions and details of which businesses can open here

Throughout this year these local businesses have played an important role in our local communities as more people have worked from home and more people have stayed local for their holidays and weekends. We want to encourage residents to support these businesses over the festive season and therefore, information on the range of businesses within our town centres and where possible links to their websites where you may be able to shop online can be found here

Please remember, that if you are visiting local essential shops, or using click and collect or takeaway services please observe social distancing rules and wear a face covering. The prevalence of coronavirus in Castle Point is currently very high.


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Pavement Licences

To help local businesses operate whilst maintaining social distancing a temporary, fast-track process for businesses to obtain permission for pavement licences has been introduced. We will continue to accept applications for Pavement Licences during lockdown so that businesses can operate safely when they are able to reopen. To find out more and to apply for a pavement licence use the following link - Pavement Licences