Councillors set to consider report on registration services

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COUNCILLORS are all set to consider a report on registration services.

Lincolnshire County Council’s communities scrutiny committee will be given an update on the state of register offices in Bourne and Stamford on Wednesday.

The Bourne service is set to move from the current office in West Street to the new community access point in the Corn Exchange either later this year or early next year.

The report confirms that the ceremony room in the West Street office will not be retained in the Corn Exchange.

But it adds: “It is hoped that the Corn Exchange will be licensed to allow South Kesteven District Council to offer their premises for ceremonies.

“In addition there are a number of licensed venues in the locality offering alternatives.”

Councillors will also be given an update on the register office in St Mary’s Hill, Stamford.

The report says a “scoping exercise” is being carried out to find out if relocating the office would save money. The council has not revealed any more details.