Brentwood residents are set to benefit from easy access to a number of services thanks to the launch of a new town hall hub.
The new venue allows residents to register a birth, death or notice of marriage at the comfort and convenience of the town hall.
Brentwood Borough Council already provide a range of services relating to Council Tax, benefits, licensing and planning. Following a successful pilot scheme, they are also now running a drop-in Citizen’s Advice service every Tuesday.
The community hub is one of 18 new face-to-face registration points being installed across the county over the coming months, including at a number of libraries countywide.
Cllr Brown said: “This opening event marks a great piece of collaborative work between Essex County Council and Brentwood Borough Council.
“Residents are set to benefit from easy access to a number of services at a well-known and much-loved venue within the town.
“Combining public services within a venue such as this offers an opportunity to introduce people to a number of support services our councils provide which people may not have known were available.”
The Leader of Brentwood Borough Council, Cllr Louise McKinlay, added: “We have been working hard to make sure that our residents still have easy access locally to important services like the registration of births, deaths and marriages. We are delighted with how quickly our plans have become a reality to bring a range of services into the Town Hall for the benefit of our residents and partner organisations”.
Other libraries in Essex offering the new registration service are:
- Basildon Library
- Braintree Library
- Brentwood Town Hall
- Burghstead Lodge, Billericay
- Chelmsford Library
- Clacton Library
- Colchester Library and Community Hub
- Dunmow Library
- Epping Library
- Halstead Hospital
- Harlow Library
- Harwich Library
- Maldon Library
- Rayleigh Library
- Rochford Library
- South Benfleet Library
- Uttlesford District Council Office
- Witham Library
Appointments can be booked quickly and easily online here or by calling 0345 603 7632.
In yet another move to simplify and improve services, residents can also now request a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate online which can then be posted directly to their home.
The service is now live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the Essex Record Office and is available at www.essexrecordoffice.co.uk/services/registration-certificates.