Remember to make a record of your baby’s birth

Michael and Gemma Hughes with baby Louie and Jenny Rutland
Michael and Gemma Hughes with baby Louie and Jenny Rutland

Little Louie Hughes may only be a few weeks old, but he is already a landmark baby - he is the 60,000th to be registered in Milton Keynes.

The registration service run by Milton Keynes Council this month registered the 60,000th event and marked the day with a presentation to proud parents Michael and Gemma , after Louie born on March 20 at Bracknell House, Bletchley.

The registrar who conducted the registration was Jenny Rutland who over the past 18 years has registered more than 28,000 babies in Milton Keynes.

Since 2003 registrations of births, deaths and marriages have gone up by 30 per cent.

This rise is in line with recent reports highlighting that Milton Keynes has the fastest population growth in the UK and the registration service has seen a three fold growth in monthly registrations compared to 2003.

There are nearly 4,000 births a year in Milton Keynes compared to just over 3,000 in 2003.

Karen Ford, head of Regulatory Unit for MKC, said: “We are very lucky here at Registration Services, to share life changing moments with people, be it birth, death, marriage, civil partnership or celebratory times in between.

“The process of registering a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership is simple and easy to carry out with the support of the council’s registrars.

“Importantly the service plays a vital role in recording a snapshot of life that reflects the growth of the borough over the past decade and also has records dating back to 1837.”

To register a birth or to find out more about naming ceremony visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/registrars or call on 01908 372010.