A LARGE number of Sedgemoor residents have been calling the district council regarding their council tax bills as the coronavirus crisis unfolds. 

Sedgemoor District Council has closed its offices to the public but staff are still working to provide council services.

Sedgemoor District Council says the Council Tax department has been experiencing a high volume of calls, and called for patience with staff who are trying their best to help all customers.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council said: "Many people will be able to continue to pay their Council Tax as billed, if you are having difficulty in paying, please email the Council Tax team on council.tax@sedgemoor.gov.uk.

"If you have a question in relation to Council Tax Support, please view Sedgemoor District Council website for more advice.

"In addition, it you have a question about what help you can apply for as you are no longer working please go to the gov.uk website which has a lots of guidance to help you make a claim for help."

The Government has announced a funding scheme to support households struggling with Council Tax payments and the district councils are waiting for further guidance on how they will be able to assist residents with this.