Wednesday, 17 February 2010

First baby registered at Garforth

Caption: Parents Emma and Christine Watson-Adams with baby Josef, and registrar Penny Whitehead

The new Garforth one stop centre and library has welcomed it’s first baby through the doors to be registered, just a day after opening to the public.

Born on the first day of 2010, to parents Emma and Christine Watson-Adams, Josef George Watson-Adams was registered by registrar Penny Whitehead at the Garforth One Stop Centre on Friday 12 February.

Parents Emma and Christine are delighted to be first to register their baby, and now have a history to registering in Leeds buildings. In April 2007, they had a civil partnership ceremony at Leeds Town Hall.

The couple were unsure if Christine would have to adopt new baby Josef to ensure he took her name. After getting the advice and information they needed at the One Stop Centre, the proud parents registered Josef with both their surnames.

Councillor Richard Brett, joint leader and executive board member with responsibility for one stop centres said:
“It is great that people are already using the brilliant services at Garforth. The one stop centres are a great resource for local people, and can help with a broad range of queries.

“I wish both Emma and Christine and baby Josef all the best for the future.”

Emma and Christine said:
“We were very impressed with the new centre’s facilities, as well as the library. All the staff were very helpful, and after registering Josef we were all able to relax in the centre’s coffee shop, Baraka coffee house.

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