Labour Council Leader Pete Marland has responded to the concerns of residents and intervened to keep Bracknell House open as a wedding venue.
The council will also actively work with the community to find a permanent community use for the Grade Two listed building.
Other registry office services will move to Saxon Court which is more accessible for wheelchairs and prams, as well as, being easier to access by public transport.
“I have listened to residents and they told me that they want to continue to have the option to get married at Bracknell House as a lower cost, intimate venue,” said Pete Marland, Leader of the Council.
Pete confirmed that, “Saxon Court will also remain available for larger weddings, giving people affordable options for their special day.”
Community campaigner Emily Darlington who is standing for Labour in the council by-election in Bletchley East said, “I am really pleased that Pete has listened to what residents are saying and has intervened. The day you tie the knot is a day you remember forever. I’m so pleased that people will be able to keep using Bracknell House to celebrate their special day”.
Despite £144m in cuts to the council budget from central government, Labour have protected this precious community asset. It comes at a time when councils across the country are having to undertake significant cuts to services.