Council services now available from Amble Library

Posted on 18th October 2011 | in Community

Many of the council services that were once provided at the former council cash office in the town will now be available from Amble Library.

From Monday October 17, residents will be able to access the following additional services from the library in Middleton Street.

  • Handing in Housing Benefits documents
  • Council tax enquiries
  • The payment of  council tax by card
  • Accessing online planning applications
  • Reporting missed bin collections
  • Homefinder application forms and  bidding
  • Bus passes for disabled and old age pensioners
  • The purchase of parking permits
  • Handing in of keys for council properties and garages
  • The reporting  of issues such as  graffiti, fly tipping, potholes etc
  • Collect discount forms for council tax and housing benefit

The library will be open:
Monday:10am to 1pm,   2pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 7pm
Wednesday:10am to 1pm ,  2pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 12.30pm

There are also three PayPoints in Amble where council tax and rent bills can be dealt with: at the Co-ops in Queen Street and Newburgh Street; and VG Store  in Links Avenue.

The Amble Post Office, in Queen Street, and Harbour Post Office, in Percy Street, will also take payments.
Payments can be made via the County Council’s website at or by ringing 0845 600 6400 from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.

Direct debits  – the Council’s preferred method of payment – can also be set up via this number.

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