All the services previously available through Council Connect at the Guildhall and other locations have moved here. You can now access a wide range of Council services, and get help and advice from a number of other public and voluntary organisations in one convenient location.
Services available at the One Stop Shop
A variety of face to face services are offered by the Council and our partner organisations.
Self-serve kiosks, computers and telephones are available to:
Make payments for Council services.
Access the Homesearch facility, planning applications, and many other Council and partner services.
Contact Council departments and external partner services for general enquiries, and to make appointments.
Council services available through the One Stop Shop include:
Building Control, Planning Services and Land Charges
Council Tax and Business Rates
Highways and Traffic
Homesearch and Housing Options
Housing and Council Tax Benefits
Public Protection including - Licensing (except Taxi & Private Hire Vehicles) and Trading Standards
Public Transportation and Diamond Travelcards
Waste and Recycling
Other public and voluntary organisations offering services at the One Stop Shop include:
Age UK - drop in service available: Tues & Fri - 9.30am - 1.00pm
Contact: 01225 466135
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) - drop in service available: Mon, Wed & Fri - 9.30am - 2.00pm
Contact: 0844 848 7919
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) who run the customer cafe.
Curo (formerly Somer Community Housing Trust) - drop in service available: Mon - Fri - in line with the One Stop Shop opening hours shown above.
Contact: 01225 366000
Dorothy House Hospice Care - drop in service and appointments available: last Thurs in the month - 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Contact: 01225 721385
Genesis Project – Lifeline - drop in service available: Tues - 9.00am - 2.00pm
Contact: 01225 329263
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - drop in service and appointments available: Mon, Wed & Fri - 9.30am - 4.00pm.
Contact: 0845 300 0627
Learning Partnership West (Connexions) - drop in service and appointments available: 1.30pm - 5.00pm daily (4.30pm on Fri)
Contact: 01761 430900
Sirona (The Healthy Lifestyle Service) - drop in service available: Tues - 8.30am - 1.00pm & Sat - 10.00am - 12.00pm. Appointments available: Thurs - 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Contact: 01225 831852 or email email@example.com
Swan Housing Advice - drop in service available: Tues & Thurs - 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Contact: 01761 432445
Terrence Higgins Trust - appointments available: Tues - 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Contact: 0117 955 1000
The Healthy Lifestyle Service offer a Stop Smoking service on Tuesday, 8.30am – 1pm (drop-in service), Thursday 1pm – 5pm (appointment only via 01225 831852), and Saturday 10am – 12 noon (drop in service at the Shopmobility entrance);
The Carers’ Centre offers help and advice for carers, of any age, who provide unpaid help to family or friends who couldn’t manage without their support. Tuesday 9.30am – 1pm (drop-in service).
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|Monday||From 08:30||To 17:00|
|Tuesday||From 08:30||To 17:00|
|Wednesday||From 09:30||To 17:00|
|Thursday||From 08:30||To 17:00|
|Friday||From 08:30||To 16:30|
|Saturday||From 09:00||To 16:30||Shopmobility only|