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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Restoring Mount Oswald

We are restoring the grade two listed Mount Oswald to create a local history centre, The Story, for the county and register office.

The project will bring Mount Oswald back into use, and add an extension. 

These time lapse and drone videos by the contractor Kier provide an overview of the ongoing work.

Read the newsletter below for the latest construction update from contractor Kier:



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