Empty properties blight communities because they deteriorate rapidly and can become targets for vandalism and crime. To tackle the issue, we have a strategy in place to help reduce the number of long-term empty dwellings in the borough.

What defines an empty home?

An empty home is a dwelling that has been unoccupied for more than 6…

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Everyone experiences bereavement at some point in their lives and the affect it has on you and the people around you can be far reaching.

It is easy to feel isolated when this happens, but bereavement is a universal condition and you do not need to suffer alone.

Below you will find links to…

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We aim to deliver excellent services on behalf of all the communities we serve and seek to continually review, challenge and improve how we deliver those services. In 2022, the council invited the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) to carry out a ‘Peer Review’ of its planning service.  In October 2023 an action plan that seeks to…

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