Councillors have approved proposals to have just one register office for births, marriages and deaths in Kirklees.

Kirklees Registration Service currently has two offices in Huddersfield and Dewsbury but Kirklees Council’s Cabinet has agreed to close the one at Dewsbury Town Hall.

Subject to approval by the General Registration Office, the sole centre for Kirklees will be at Civic Centre I in Huddersfield town centre.

Register offices also hold citizenship ceremonies, memorials and baby-naming ceremonies.

Weddings will continue to take place at Huddersfield Town Hall, Dewsbury Town Hall and at wedding venues across North and South Kirklees.

The council’s Cabinet has also given the go ahead for a review of fees and charges for 2025-26 and beyond. The council has previously said all its charges will rise in line with inflation and the review of registration charges will also look at fees in neighbouring areas for comparison.

Clr Paul Davies, deputy council leader and Cabinet member for corporate, said: “Registration Services are used at key milestones in people’s lives and it is important that we continue to deliver quality services for the residents of Kirklees so they can mark these occasions in a manner that is important to them.

“We also must look at the best way of delivering these services in a challenging financial environment.

“By consulting with statutory bodies and other key stakeholders, we will ensure that all residents who require Registration Services support receive it in as timely a manner as possible.”

It is understood the council is looking at the potential for ‘pop up’ locations in North Kirklees at such as Dewsbury & District Hospital.