Opening hours at Wisbech Register Office to be cut “to better reflect customer demand” says Cambridgeshire County Council

09:12 26 July 2014

Awdry House. Wisbech.

Awdry House. Wisbech.

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Opening hours at Wisbech Register Office are to be cut “to better reflect customer demand”.

Cambridgeshire County Council says the office – which moved to the £6.5million Awdry House in Ramnoth Road last year- will no longer be open on Fridays.

The changes come into affect from October 1 and means registration of births, marriages and deaths can only be made on Mondays and Wednesdays.

“Changes to opening hours are set to be made at Wisbech Registration Office to better reflect customer demand and help meet savings,” said a council spokesman.

All customers can continue to make appointments for Cambridge, Ely, March and Huntingdon on a Friday, by calling 0345 045 1363.

The Wisbech office also provides a wedding venue – the Clare Room- for up to 30 guests.

2 comments

  • How typical that the County Council can manage to spend £6.5 million to build themselves such a shiny new office block, yet 5 minutes later they can't afford to staff them properly! Why didn't they spend the money taking over derelict buildings in the town centre and put the offices there instead?

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    Norfolk and Good

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • How is it that places the size of Ely and March remain open on Fridays, but not Wisbech? I would like to see how many births, marriages and deaths were registered in all 3 places before accepting the Council's drivel that the cut is "to better reflect customer demand"! Yet another nail in the town's coffin.

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    Citizen of EUSSR

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

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