Posted: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last year registration staff, like Tamsyn Martin, a Senior Registration Officer, oversaw more than 3,500 marriages and civil partnership ceremonies and registered almost 11,000 births.
The Registration Archive also issued over 7000 historical certificates for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships. Group citizenship ceremonies held at the Old Courthouse saw nearly 2000 Hertfordshire residents become British Citizens.
Tamsyn is based at Stevenage Register Office and has been in her current role for just over two years, having previously worked as a Registration Officer in Hatfield for eight years.
She said, “I have always been a ‘people person’ and my role fully embraces working face to face with customers in a variety of appointment types. No two appointments are ever the same, and can be as diverse and individual as the person you are dealing with.”
As well as providing a service to members of the public during their major life events, Tamsyn is also responsible for the smooth running of the register office, managing a team of fourteen staff members and deputies.
“I check through and organise the ceremony rota for Stevenage district, adding new events or allocating staff, and register appointments for births, deaths, marriages or civil partnerships. I also oversee our Civil Funeral service which provides celebration of life, individually tailored tribute based funerals for our customer’s loved ones,” she said.
With the introduction of ‘Anywhere’ ceremonies, couples now have the option to have a ceremony take place within an unlicensed area. This consists of a small legal wedding for the couple, followed by a non-legal marriage ceremony conducted in the venue of their choice.
Tamsyn said, “This is really exciting as if a couple were to decide that their dream venue is in a flower scented country garden or in a local community venue that hasn’t been licenced we are able to facilitate this dream.”
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