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26th Oct, 2021

'It's a great place to visit' new campaign to boost Shirley footfall

A NEW campaign has been launched to promote all that Shirley town centre has to offer – from its diverse range of dining options, to unique coffee shops and independent retailers.

A new promotional video and website highlights the many attractions of Shirley whether you’re out and about with young children, in need of pampering or retail therapy, or looking for a cocktail after hours.

As many high streets face the challenge of recovering from the Covid pandemic, Shirley has maintained its footfall and remains a thriving town centre, thanks to its mix of services, retailers and growing food and beverage offering.

The Shirley ‘Ambassadors’, with support from Solihull Council, are leading a variety of projects to support and promote the area.

These range from improvements to public realm, to introducing new events and markets to the area which will add to its vibrancy and encourage more visitors from outside the area to experience all that Shirley has to offer.

The Deputy leader of Solihull Council, Councillor Karen Grinsell, who represents Shirley East ward, said: “We have been working with local businesses and community groups to develop a new economic plan for Shirley, recognising that as a town it has many strengths and a great base to build from.

“We are excited to promote the opportunities within Shirley – whether it’s to shop, get together for a celebration meal or visit the local park.

“We are working on a series of projects and events to really put Shirley on the map – more information can be found on our new ‘Visit Shirley’ web pages.”

For more on Shirley, or to browse the new directory of Shirley businesses, visit

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