Category Archives: Registration Service

First opposite sex civil partnerships to take place on New Year’s Eve

REGISTRARS will be available from midnight on New Year’s Eve for couples wanting to be among the first in the country to enter into an opposite sex civil partnership.

Following a change in the law, opposite sex couples can give the required 28 days’ notice from December 2, and will be able to sign the schedule and/or hold a ceremony in Eastbourne, Lewes or Hastings from midnight on Tuesday, December 31. Continue reading

EU settlement scheme offered in register offices

EU citizens living and working in East Sussex can now use county register offices to check their identity documentation as part of a free scheme enabling them to stay in the UK after Brexit.

The Government’s EU Settlement Scheme requires EU citizens and those from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to sign up to continue living in the country after June 30, 2021. Continue reading

Open days provide inspiration for special celebrations

FAMILIES planning a celebration or ceremony can find everything they need thanks to a series of open days.

East Sussex County Council’s Registration Service will be opening its doors and showcasing its venues in Eastbourne, Crowborough and Lewes to give inspiration to those organising a special day, following on from the success of the first open day in Hastings in November last year. Continue reading