9.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
9.2 RESOLVED to (1) approve the revised fees for marriage ceremonies taking place in Register Office ceremony rooms, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, for the 2016/17 financial year;
(2) approve the fees charged for marriages taking place at the new Hastings Register Office in Hastings Town Hall, as set out in Appendix 1, to be effective from February 2016 and for the 2016/17 financial year; and
(3) approve the charges for related peripheral items, as set out in Appendix 1, for the 2016/17 financial year.
9.3 The revised fees will provide the Registration Service with a sensible and sustainable fee structure which will enable the service to immediately begin taking bookings for ceremonies at Hastings Town Hall, and in due course to begin taking bookings for Southover Grange once there is certainty of the delivery date of the refurbishment project.
9.4 The other peripheral fee proposals will enable to Registration Service to apply sensible and sustainable fees to these other related services and offerings.