Council deputy leader Syeda Khatun gave the stamp of approval to a sprucing up of Sandwell Register Office which is getting a fresh coat of paint. Councillor Khatun joined staff at Grade II-listed Highfields House to see first-hand how the make-over is turning the building from pink to ivory. The building in West Bromwich High Street has been home to Sandwell’s registrars since 1991.

Councillor Syeda Khatun said; “We felt it was time for a change. The new ivory colour will freshen the building up and complement the wonderful gardens for all those happy couples on their special day.

“The new colour is in a long line of ongoing refurbishments to the building which includes new appointment rooms, reception area and refurbishment of ceremony rooms.”

The building also hosts Register Office Services to include birth and death registrations, the nationality checking service and the issue of historic certificates dating back to 1837.