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County Councillors on the Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee have agreed to relocate the Ely Registration Office in their last committee meeting.

The Registration office will be moved to the new Cambridgeshire Archives Centre in Ely, which is due to open in 2019.

The move will increase the availability of public appointments with the Registration Service to five days per week. The current service in Market Street, Ely, only offers appointments three days a week.

The new location will offer great transport links, with Ely Train Station being nearby. The site will also offer onsite parking, disabled parking and the ability to drop off wedding parties directly outside the building, which is not possible at the current location.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chairman of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Mathew Shuter, said: “The move of the Registration Office to the Cambridgeshire Archives Centre will offer the public a more accessible location. The centre will provide opportunities for the public to come and explore Cambridgeshire’s rich history, and create some of their own through registering their key milestones.”

This move is subject to a planning permission application, which is due to be made in the next few months.


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