West Sussex Record Office closes for fortnight

The West Sussex Record Office, in Orchard Street, Chichester will be shut for two weeks from Monday, December 3.

The closure, which happens every year, will help staff with major cleaning and sorting jobs, as well as catching up on the backlog of cataloguing.

It will then reopen at 9:15am on Monday, December 17.

Lionel Barnard, county council deputy leader responsible for the record office, said: “The closure will help staff tackle the time-consuming jobs that cannot be completed when it is busy with members of the public.

“It will also allow the record office to continue to provide a high-quality service when it reopens.”

The temporary closure will have no effect on the registration and coroner services - both of which also occupy the building and will remain open as usual.

To find out more contact the record office on 01243 753602 or visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/recordoffice