Registrar Opening Hours
It’s hoped extended opening hours at the Registrar’s office in Rutland will make it easier for residents to register births and deaths.
The Registrar’s office will now be open for an additional three hours each week which means it is now open on four out of the five working days.
Rutland County Council registers an average of 400 births a year, and approximately 250 deaths. The service also registers up to 1000 weddings and civil ceremonies each year.
Councillor Martyn Pocock commented: “The council is always looking for ways to improve the service we deliver to residents. Registering a birth or death is extremely important and we were increasingly aware that our opening hours made it more difficult than it should be”.
Councillor Pocock added: “We’re hopeful the additional hours we are opening will make a difference to those using the service. We are interested to hear what people think and any feedback can be sent to the council by calling 01572 722 577 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Appointments can now be made with the Registrar to register births and deaths at the following times:
Monday Midday - 3.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - Midday
Wednesday 9.00am - 1.30pm
Friday 9.00am - Midday
Meanwhile, Rutland County Council would also like to raise awareness of the new option of getting married (and civil partnerships) in a Summer House in the grounds of the Registrar office.
This option, used for the 1st time during the Jubilee weekend, is already proving popular and is perfect for smaller ceremonies.
Couples can choose this option for their ceremony, safe in the knowledge that if the weather is not great, they can still opt for the traditional indoor venue.
You can find out more about the services offered by Rutland County Council in the Births, Deaths & Marriages section on the council website or by calling 01572 722 577.