If you find an item of lost property at a Council facility, please hand it to a member of staff who will ensure that a designated Officer logs and stores the item.
If you think you have lost an item(s) in or around Council facilities, please contact us using the contact details below. Where details for an owner are clear on an item you may be contacted, but only where there is irrefutable evidence of ownership.
You will need to give the following details:
- Your name (must be the owner of the property)
- Contact details, preferably telephone number, email address and postal address
- Date you lost the item
- Approximate time you lost the item
- Council facility and, if known, the area in/around the facility that you lost the item
- Full description of the item
Your telephone call/email will be logged and we will contact you after checking on your item.
Council contact details:
- Telephone: 0300 303 1777 and ask for Policy and Strategic Services
- Email: email@example.com and put ‘Lost Property’ in the subject line
- we will only retain lost property items for a maximum of 6 months (for hygiene reasons, clothing is only kept for one month),
- lost property must be collected by the identified owner,
- if you live outside the area and require us to post your item to you, you must pay the cost of packaging and postage before we will send the item to you,
- we will not release/post lost property items to any person unless we are satisfied that the claimant is the owner of the property,
- we will not release/post lost property if the owner refuses to give their name, contact details or, if applicable, pay a postage fee.