Vulnerable people in Bedford asked to pay council tax on the phone or online rather than in person

Council makes appeal during coronavirus pandemic
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Bedford Borough Council is asking vulnerable groups and those self-isolating to pay their council tax over the phone or online instead of paying it in person.

Residents that normally pay at the post office or at a Payzone shop are being advised to use a different method of payment, if possible, particularly if they are in vulnerable groups and are concerned about going out to make a payment.

You can call the council’s telephone payment service on 01234 718061 (24 hours a day) or visit here. Residents can also setup a direct debit by calling 01234 718097.

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Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “We want people to feel safe and not go out if they don’t absolutely have to during these challenging times we find ourselves in.

“At this crucial time, it is very important that those who can pay their council tax continue to do so, to support the important services in our community. Council services are under huge pressure, working to deliver care for the vulnerable and elderly, and keeping vital day-to-day operations running.

“Anyone having difficulty paying their council tax should contact one of our trained advisors who will be able to help.”

If your circumstances have changed and you think you will be eligible for Council Tax Support fill in an online form on the council’s website here. If you are having immediate difficulty paying your Council Tax bill, get in touch with the Council on 01234 718097 or email [email protected].