Bath & North East Somerset Council has opened a new Register Office at the Keynsham One Stop Shop as part of plans to improve services for the local community.
The new Register Office will operate two days a week, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9am to 4pm, to register births, deaths and see couples to complete the legal preliminaries to marriage and civil partnerships. The opening of the Keynsham office comes just ahead of another new office opening in the RUH in Bath on Monday 10 November. This office will provide a service on Mondays and Thursdays each week.
Council leader, Councillor Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem, Southdown), said: “We’re delighted to open a new Register Office service in Keynsham. The new One Stop Shop in Keynsham provides local residents with joined up customer services from the Council and a variety of other public and voluntary sector partners.
“These include Age UK B&NES, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Curo, Reach, Sirona Care & Health and WE Care & Repair. This new way of providing services now means people from Keynsham and the surrounding area can access a variety of face-to-face, phone and online services in one convenient location, as well as being able to visit the new library.”
Councillor Ben Stevens (Lib-Dem, Widcombe), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “By providing an onsite register office at the Keynsham One Stop Shop we hope to make the registering of births and deaths that bit more convenient for local families. Having this new office, in addition to our offices at The Guildhall in Bath, The Hollies in Midsomer Norton and the Royal United Hospital in Bath, will make our Registrars even more accessible to the residents of Bath and North East Somerset.”
There was formerly a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Keynsham sub-district who provided the service from the offices of the local Employment Exchange. The office that existed prior to this closed in 1936 when the Registration District changed to Bathavon.
To book an appointment with the Register Office at Keynsham One Stop Shop please contact 01225 477234.
More details about the new Keynsham One Stop Shop, as well as our existing offices in Bath and Midsomer Norton, are available at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/onestopshop.