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What a One Stop Shop is

One Stop Shops allow you to visit us in person to answer questions, resolve problems and get advice.  

We help with all council services and also offer financial support to help with the rising costs of living.

Our One Stop Shops have been adapted to make sure any customers with physical or sensory impairments can access our services. Translation services are also available. 

Each one has a private room available if you need to speak to one of us about a confidential matter.   

Services provided

We support with: 

  • council tax 
  • housing benefit
  • council tax reduction 
  • homelessness and housing waiting lists 
  • housing services
  • streetcare, refuse and recycling collections 
  • planning 
  • community care 
  • grants 
  • road repairs  

Locations

Kingswood One Stop Shop 

Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood BS15 9TR 

Patchway One Stop Shop 

The Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway BS34 5PE 

Yate One Stop Shop

Kennedy Way, Yate BS37 4DQ (access via West Walk) 

Opening times

All One Stop Shops offer drop-in sessions where a member of staff will be able to support you with your query. They are open from:

  • Monday to Wednesday 8.45am to 5pm 
  • Thursday and Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm 

Our busiest times are between 11am and 2.30pm, particularly on Mondays. Waiting times may increase during these periods.  

Advice sessions

As well as our drop in service, we also offer the following advice sessions.

Housing advice 

Our HomeChoice team provide a housing advice service to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.  

We offer advice and information to help you keep or find a home. We can help you deal with issues including possible eviction, arrears, debt and repair.  

We can also offer advice to people who are threatened with harassment or violence and cannot remain in their home.  

If you are a homeowner, we can offer advice if you are in mortgage arrears or you are threatened with repossession. 

If you have nowhere to stay tonight, then use the drop-in service at one of the One Stop Shops above.

The HomeChoice housing advice service takes place at: 

  • Kingswood One Stop Shop: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm and Friday 9am to 4pm 

If you need housing advice but are not homeless that night, or if you have questions about the service, call us on  01454 868005.

Welfare benefit advice 

North Bristol Advice provide free advice sessions on welfare benefits and debt.  

These take place at: 

  • Patchway One Stop Shop: Tuesdays 10am to 12pm 
  • Kingswood One Stop Shop: Wednesdays 9am to 12pm 

Book a place: 

Money advice 

Talking Money provide free debt, energy and financial advice.  

These take place at: 

  • Kingswood One StopShop: Thursdays 9.30am to 4.30pm 

Book a place: 

Registrars

Notice of marriage, civil partnership and ceremonies 

This service is appointment only at: 

  • Kingswood Civic Centre: Monday to Friday

Births and deaths 

This service is appointment only at: 

  • Kingswood Civic Centre: Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Police enquiry desk

The Kingswood neighbourhood team share Kingswood Civic Centre with us. You can make an appointment by calling 101 or through Avon and Somerset Police’s website.

Their enquiry office is open to the public from: 

  • Monday to Wednesday 8.45am to 5pm 

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