From Wednesday June 17th, Wiltshire Council’s Registration Service will recommence face-to-face appointments for the registration of births at its Trowbridge office. 

The council is in the process of contacting all parents whose children were born in Wiltshire but have been unable to register their child due to lockdown restrictions.   

Inevitably, there is a backlog of Wiltshire births to be registered, so the council is asking people to bear with them: they will contact people to make appointments so there is no need for people to call. Please note that appointments cannot currently be made online. In accordance with registration guidance at this time, parents of all babies born outside of Wiltshire will need to register their child in the district where the birth occurred.

From Monday June 22nd, the council will be able to arrange notices of marriage or civil partnerships for couples whose appointments were cancelled during lockdown. Please email ceremonies@wiltshire.gov.uk and the council will then contact the person to make an appointment. Please note that appointments cannot currently be made online. New notice of marriage/civil partnership appointments can be made from July 1st 2020. Please also note that no date has been announced by Government as to when any ceremonies can recommence.

In line with General Register Office guidance and to adhere to social distancing rules, the council is having to restrict face-to-face registration appointments to people who are required to be there only. If this is likely to prove difficult for anyone, they are advised to contact the council in advance to discuss arrangements for their appointment.

More information can be found at http://wiltshire.gov.uk/registrations-births