20th Sep, 2020

Wedding notice renewal fees scrapped for couples scuppered by Covid

WEDDING and civil partnership notice renewal fees will be waived for couples whose notices have expired during Covid-19, Solihull Council has announced.

The council’s spokeswoman for stronger and safer communities, Councillor Alison Rolf, said: “Over the last four months, many couples have had to cope with the heartache of cancelled and postponed ceremonies.

“As we start holding weddings and civil partnerships again we’re finding that on top of everything else they have had to contend with, many have notices that have expired.

“We decided the fairest thing to do was to waive the renewal fees.

“We recognise that this has been a very stressful time for couples who either had arranged or were in the process of arranging their ‘big day.

“Renewal fees are usually £35 per person, so it’s not much in the grand scheme of things – but this is at least one less thing for couples to worry about.”

Couples whose notices have expired will be contacted automatically by staff at the Register Office. If either person lives outside of Solihull they need to check with their local register office to see if they are waiving the fees or not.

Visit www.solihull.gov.uk/Resident/Births-deaths-marriages/Marriages-Partnerships for more information about weddings and civil partnerships.

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