First Stop Shop

First Stop Shop


First Stop ShopThe First Stop Shop deals with a wide range of enquiries including:  

  • Blue Badges
  • Street Pride
  • Benefits
  • Planning and Transportation
  • Local Taxation
  • Homelessness and Housing Advice
  • Pest Control
  • Payments
  • Car Parks

How to find us

The First Stop Shop is located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre, in Darwall Street, Walsall – adjacent to the post office and directly behind the Town Hall on Leicester Street.

Postal address

First Stop Shop
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1EU

Current opening hours - First Stop Shop

DayOpening hours
Monday 8.45am – 5.15pm
Tuesday8.45am – 5.15pm
Wednesday8.45am – 5.15pm
Thursday8.45am – 5.15pm
Friday8.45am – 4.45pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Christmas 2014 Opening Hours

DayOpening Hours
Wednesday 24 December 2014Closed
Thursday 25 December2014Closed
Friday 26 December 2014Closed
Thursday 1 January 2015Closed

How does it work?

On entry to the First Stop Shop you will be greeted by a member of our customer service team who will be able to deal with your enquiry(s) or signpost.  Our ‘Meet and Greet’ team will acknowledge your enquiry with a numbered queuing ticket.  This ticket enables us to monitor your waiting time and in turn our service to you. Your ticket number will be called in turn for the relevant service by an automatic calling system which will also display your number and the relevant customer service booth available on a visual display board.

Customer Service assistants on the ‘Meet and Greet’ desk are also able to hand out forms, accept post you may wish to hand deliver and assist with any short enquiry.

If you are issued with a queuing ticket for a customer service booth you will be called by a colleague who will assist with your enquiry personally.  Booths offer the advantage of a one to one conversation with a trained assistant. Should further privacy be required interview rooms are available.

Some specialist services may require you to make an appointment with a specific officer or team this can be arranged by any member of our customer service team.  

Making a payment

You can make payments at the banking hall within the First stop shop. This includes payments such as rent, council tax, parking fines, etc.

First Stop Express

The First Stop Express offers assistance with general Council enquiries within your local community.

We visit different locations across the borough throughout the week, giving residents and shoppers the opportunity to hop on board and enquire about council services.  

The bus stops at high footfall areas, such as supermarkets, town centre high streets and other community venues.

We have computers with internet access on board so people are able to apply for a Blue Disabled Parking Badge, pay council tax, order a new bin and report fly-tipping, apply for a bus pass, report incidents of anti-social behaviour and access other council services

The vehicle is 9.5 metres in length, weighs in at seven tonnes with a fuel-efficient and low emission engine.

To find out more please Visit the First Stop Express page

Service standards

Customer complaints and comments

Your comments, compliments and complaints are important to us. We are committed to providing the best possible service to you, our customers.

We will investigate any complaints. You will receive an acknowledgement within five working days and a full response within 15 working days.

For your convenience, we have an online form on which you can make comments, request services or make a formal complaint or compliment.

Contact us

First Stop Shop
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1EU

Telephone 01922 650000
Email www.info@walsall.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 05 December 2014

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