Over 2200 new births are yet to be registered in Bradford as the council’s Register Office announced the restarting of its service recently.

Weddings and civil partnerships can also now be arranged to take place from October 1 later this year after the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

The Bradford Council Register Service temporarily suspended their services at the end of March following the coronavirus outbreak which stopped weddings, birth and death registrations from taking place.

But the service is now seeing a large increase in appointments and staff continue to work through a backlog of registrations as they urge patience from people seeking their services.

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council said: “It’s good that births can now be registered and people can start making plans for their weddings or civil partnerships, but everyone needs to be aware that the Register Office will now have a huge backlog of work after having to suspend some of their key services for three months, So waiting times are likely to be longer than usual.

“Things will also look and feel very different as measures have been put in place, including measures to maintain social distancing for the safety of the public and our staff.”

More information can be found here: www.bradford.gov.uk/births-deaths-marriages-and-civil-partnerships/marriages-and-civil-partnerships/ceremony-enquiry/