Penarth Town Council’s HQ at West House.

The long-established Vale of Glamorgan Council “Births Marriages and Deaths” Register Office  – which is within  Penarth Town Council’s HQ at West House – is to be moved out in the New Year.

Registrar Ian Ewington-Gape

The service currently operates from 8;30 to 16:30 Mondays to Thursdays (excluding lunch  hour at 13:00) and on Fridays from 13:00 to 16:00

The Death Registration services come under the Vale of Glamorgan Council and will  now move to Llandough Hospital –  following what’s described as the “success” of a pilot  collaboration between the council and the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The Vale Council is now to give notice to Penarth Town Council to bring to an end the Vale’s office accommodation lease at West House .

Deputy Leader Cllr Hunter Jarvie (Conservative Cowbridge)

Cllr Hunter Jarvie, Vale Council Cabinet Member for Regulatory and Legal Services, said: “Over 50% of deaths registered with the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s registration service are associated with deaths recorded at Llandough hospital.  By moving one member of staff from the outstation in Penarth to the hospital itself we will make the process of registering a death significantly easier for a lot of families. At what can be a very difficult time a small change such as this can make a huge difference.”

The service will launch initially as a pilot. Feedback will be collected from service users through satisfaction surveys during the pilot period to ensure it is benefiting bereaved families.

The Registry Office at the Vale Council civic offices in Barry will remain open.

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  1. Philip Rapier says:

    Yet more loathsome behaviour from the Vale and more evidence of the need for Penarth to merge with Cardiff. Births it appears must now be Registered in Barry or Cardiff and to comply with the Law within 42 days. This means up to a 10 mile round trip for some lone parents on a 94 bus or a long walk to City Hall from Wood Street.. Rather expensive for the lone parent and surely uncomfortable for their child.

  2. Penarthal says:

    Nonsense! The incompetence of Cardiff City council is beyond comparison.

  3. flowerpower says:

    The scary statistic here is that over 50% of recorded deaths in the Vale happen in Llandough Hospital

    • Lord of the Bay says:

      Perfectly understandable, if you think about it!

    • Lucille W says:

      The only major hospital in the Vale and you’re surprised a lot of people die there?

      • flowerpower says:

        Understandably people die in hospital but over 50% of all deaths is quite high given the function of Llandough hospital. Surveys suggest that 70% of people would want to die in thier own home. We have hospices for end of life care many nursing homes …

  4. Johnabutt says:

    Last time I went to the office in West House it was closed, only available by appointment or else go to the Barry office.

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