Council launches virtual Citizenship Ceremony

photo of queen - shown during virtual citizenship ceremony

Published Tuesday, 9th March 2021

The service is being offered to new British citizens who have chosen to have their ceremonies provided by Sutton Registration Service.

This will enable them to have their ceremony within the comfort and safety of their own home.

The virtual ceremony includes a short video containing a welcome speech by the Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Trish Fivey, along with the National Anthem which is played at the end of the ceremony.

Feedback received from the new British citizens taking part in the trial has been very positive. One of the participants in the trial said: “I had a very nice ceremony. I will never forget this experience.” 

Cllr Trish Fivey, Mayor of Sutton, said:

‘We are very pleased with the successful trialling of this service and the positive response received so far. In this current climate, it is important that we adapt to new ways of working to meet the needs of our residents.”

This is one of hundreds of services we provide in Sutton. But we are facing a big challenge. More than 70% of our budget goes towards caring for Sutton’s vulnerable adults and children. Following COVID-19, more people are needing our help, while the cost of services is increasing.

Find out how we plan to protect those needing our care and support Sutton’s recovery over the next 12 months.

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