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Births, deaths and ceremonies service updates

Face coverings

Due the current government guidelines on social distancing, we have had to make some changes to the services we provide to make sure the public and staff remain as safe as possible at all times. We need your help to make sure that this happens.

We now require all members of the public attending the council offices at Time Square for any registration service or appointment to wear a face covering while they are in the building. This  excludes children under 11 years old.

If you are unable to wear a face covering on medical grounds, please email registrars.account@bracknell-forest.gov.uk to discuss your options.

Births

Birth registrations are now available for:

  • home births in Bracknell Forest
  • Surrey births for Bracknell Forest residents - any date of birth

We are now taking bookings. Phone Customer Services on 01344 352000 to make an appointment.

This page will be updated when appointments for births from May become available.

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Ceremonies Room

We are delighted to announce that we have resumed bookings for our Ceremonies Room in Time Square.

This enhanced ceremony will offer much more than a basic Register Office ceremony.

The ceremony can include:

  • up to 4 guests (2 of which are your witnesses)
  • additional vows or a reading
  • an exchange of rings
  • your favourite song played while you sign the register
  • opportunity to take photographs in the adjoining area

Please note that due to government guidelines on social distancing, we have had to make some changes to make sure everyone remains as safe as possible. To maximise numbers that can attend, everyone will need to stand during the ceremony.

The registrars will make sure that the ceremony is memorable and the sentiment and joy of the occasion remains.

To make a booking, phone Customer Services on 01344 352000.

Register Office

We are taking bookings for the normal short basic ceremony in the Register Office in Time Square. Only the Bride, Groom and 2 witnesses will be able to attend.

To make a booking, phone Customer Services on 01344 352000.

Haversham Room

South Hill Park is not yet open to the public for the purpose of ceremonies. Once the building does re-open we will give priority to couples that need to reschedule their ceremony.

This page will be updated when we are able to offer new ceremony dates.

Notices of marriage and civil partnership

Notice of marriage and civil partnership are available for:

  • couples who need to serve new notices as their existing authorities have expired
  • booked ceremonies no more than 3 months in advance of the ceremony date
  • Certificates of Non Impediment (CONI)

We are not booking “to be arranged” notices. You will have to be able to provide confirmation of your ceremony date.

To make a booking, phone Customer Services on 01344 352000.

British citizenship ceremonies

Group citizenship ceremonies have now re-started. We are currently contacting our outstanding successful applicants to arrange a date to attend the next available scheduled ceremonies.

If your ceremony was delayed and you have not been contacted by Friday 31 July 2020, please email registrars.account@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

Individual citizenship ceremonies are also now available.

Other ceremonies

Naming and renewal of vows ceremonies are currently suspended.

    Copy certificates

    Ordering of all copy certificates is suspended until further notice.

    If you need one urgently, you can order a copy certificate on GOV.UK

    Deaths

    Death registrations are now being carried out by telephone appointment only.

    Funerals

    Some facilities have closed at the Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium.

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