We have had to change the way that some of our service operates to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We have had to change the way that some of our service operates to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Births

During this latest lockdown period you will still be able to register a birth.

Where possible (if married), only one parent is to attend the birth registration appointment and no other children are permitted to attend. You will be required to wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the building and at all times will need to follow the guidance of the registrar.

Appointment times will be lengthened to avoid people gathering in the reception area. Please only attend the office at the time you are given, in some cases you may be asked to wait outside of the building until the time of your appointment.

It is still possible to make a claim for child benefit or universal credit before the birth has been registered. You will need to contact HMRC directly to make a claim, details can be found on GOV.UK.

Citizenship ceremonies

If you have received a letter from the Home Office about your Citizenship ceremony please telephone 01803 207130.

Deaths

Death registrations will now be conducted by telephone and appointments can be booked online. Please do not call to book an appointment if possible.

  Register a death

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

No marriage or civil partnership ceremonies are allowed to take place during this latest lockdown.

If your ceremony was booked during this period you will be contacted

Please note, if you would like to book a ceremony the registrars are currently only taking bookings from 1 April 2021 onwards.

  Book a date for your ceremony

Give notice of marriage or civil partnership

Our Registration Service resumed their face-to-face service for Notices of Marriage and Civil Partnership.

A number of safety precautions have been put in place to protect customers and staff.

Appointment times will be lengthened to avoid people gathering in the reception area. Please only attend the office at the time you are given. In some cases, you may be asked to wait outside of the building until the time of your appointment.

  Make an appointment to give notice