Convenient way for new parents to register births

Babies born anywhere in Manchester can now have their births registered in Trafford.

In order to assist new parents who have had difficulty registering their new babies due to the coronavirus pandemic, a temporary partnership arrangement between Trafford and Manchester register offices means parents whose babies were born in Manchester hospitals can register the births in Trafford – even if they don’t live in the borough.

The partnership means parents can choose the register office that is the most convenient for them.

Cllr Mike Freeman, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Public Safety, Governance and Reform, said:

“With so much upheaval going on, it has not been possible to register births at hospitals or at the necessary register office. Therefore, parents might find it easier to register their newborn babies in Trafford.
Our friendly team were delighted to be able to register over 400 births in the first three weeks after restrictions were lifted. They have appointments available so it is well worth giving them a call.”

Trafford Register Office is based at Sale Town Hall, just a few minutes’ walk away from the nearest Metrolink Stop and a short drive from the M60.

To contact the register office, call 0161 912 3026. For more details about how to register a birth, visit

Posted on Thursday 6th August 2020