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

Welfare and Debt - Information and Advice

There is information and advice available from the Council and other organisations during this difficult time. Therefore, this page has been designed to provide a focal point to links to specific information relating to the current economic downturn and will hopefully prove helpful to you, your family and businesses. Just click on your chosen subject matter.  

Advice and Support 

Please see the advice and support timetable  Advice & Support Timetable [pdf] 318KB  showing what is available across the borough for free.

Benefits and financial support


Debt Advice and Support

Emotional Support

Employment issues

Energy Efficiencies (saving you money)

Housing Options

Need help with your rent or council tax?

Other useful information for people who are;

Armed Forces



Single Parents