Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Cowboy contractors

If you’re thinking of having your drive resurfaced, or a dropped kerb at your home, make sure you don’t become the victim of a cowboy contractor.

Each year, we deal with dozens of complaints about the quality of new or resurfaced drives or illegal dropped kerbs.

In most cases we find the work has been carried out by a contractor who has knocked on the door, asked if the householder wants work done and then demanded payment in cash.

We may remove illegally dropped kerbs and reinstate the original footpath. Costs incurred may be recovered from the property owner.

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