Bexley Council

Call 020 8303 7777

The Bexley London Borough Council is the local authority that covers the Bexley area of London.  It is one of the 32 councils that make up Greater London and was created in the changes that formed the current structure in 1963.

The council is responsible for a wide range of resident and business services for people in the area.  They have various departments to handle the services to help you get to the right person quickly including council tax, waste and recycling collections, parking permits, libraries, schools and council housing.

There are 17 wards in the Bexley council area:

  1. Barnehurst
  2. Belvedere
  3. Bexleyheath
  4. Blackfen and Lamorbey
  5. Blendon and Penhill
  6. Crayford
  7. Crook Log
  8. East Wickham
  9. Erith
  10. Falconwood and Welling
  11. Longlands
  12. Northumberland Heath
  13. Sidcup
  14. Slade Green and Northend
  15. St Mary’s and St James
  16. Thamesmead East
  17. West Heath

Contacting the council

Bexley council have a comprehensive website that lets you do lots of things without the need for speaking to anyone.  You can set up a secure account on the website and then do things like make payments for your council tax, request housing repairs for council-owned properties and pay business rates.  The website is

If you prefer to talk to someone on the phone, the main contact centre is open from 8 am until 5 pm weekdays and is on 020 8303 7777.  There is also an out of hours service for emergencies on 020 8303 7171. And if you just need to make a payment and have your bill reference to hand, you can use the automated payment line on 020 3045 5200.

Different departments also have their own contact numbers.  Some examples include:

  • Births, deaths and marriages – 0300 041525
  • Council tax queries – 0345 302 2317
  • Housing benefit – 0345 302 2317
  • Parking – 020 3045 3000

You can also reach out to them about business services such as licensing on 020 3045 3900 as well as for the local Bexley magazine team on 020 3045 3500.  And for the Learning and Enterprise College, Bexley, you can call 020 3045 5176.