23rd Oct, 2020

Cashiers return to Redditch Town Hall - but council urges residents to stay away

Harry Leach 1st Jul, 2020

CASHIERS at Redditch Town Hall will be back in the office from Monday, July 6 however residents are urged to avoid face to face contact if possible.

To keep visitors to a minimum, the Borough Council is suggesting residents find alternative ways to pay their bills to help mitigate the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Other options include paying over the council’s automated telephone payment line or going online.

Residents can also call the main service telephone number if they would prefer to speak to someone.

There will be no other face to face interviews or surgeries held at the Town Hall and no access to phone lines or PCs.

Councillor David Thain, whose portfolio covers finance, said: “Our staff want to help you – but we want you to help to keep them, and their families, safe by not coming into the Town Hall at all if you can help it.

“We have lots of alternative for ways for you to pay and our staff are always happy to help you over the telephone too.”

The Town Hall has directional and distancing signs to help keep people apart.

Council leader Matt Dormer added: “While it is nice to be able to get out more as lockdown eases, our main message is – please stay away and keep yourself and others safe.”

Visit http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/pay-for-it or call 01527 64252 for payments during opening hours of 9am to 5pm.

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