Huntingdonshire Library and Registration Service have shared a positive experience on completion of their first full month together in the same location.
On Friday 22 March Huntingdon Library opened their doors to welcome Huntingdonshire Registration Services into their building.
Within the first month of the move the Registration Service handled 66 notices of marriage, registered 216 births and 174 deaths. The move has benefited both the services with the library team recording 134 new library members – an increase of 25% compared to the figures from April 2018.
While Huntingdon Library is now where residents can go to give notice of marriage, register births and deaths, wedding ceremonies will still be conducted at Lawrence Court.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Assistant Director for Cultural and Community Services, Christine May said, “This is an exciting time for both services and a great opportunity for them to come together and share resources while increasing the footfall to the library.
“Both services already work closely together, and we are very much looking forward to developing this partnership further, to the benefit of both services and members of the public”.
Appointments for the registration service can be booked online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Registration Service records from Huntingdon (and Cambridge) are due to be relocate to the new Cambridgeshire Archives building in Ely in late summer 2019.