POSTED: 20 August 2020

Experience the Instagrammable Solihull town centre


Visitors to Solihull town centre are being encouraged to get ‘insta’ the spirit and share their experience on social media.

Visitors to Solihull town centre are being encouraged to get ‘insta’ the spirit and share their experience on social media.

Solihull BID – the Business Improvement District for the town centre – has installed large selfie wings in Mell Square and Theatre Square, Touchwood.

The wings provide the perfect photo opportunity and the BID are encouraging visitors to join in the fun and snap a selfie!

Two £50 Touchwood gift cards are up for grabs for the best two photos including the wings so people are urged to get creative.

To enter, have a photo taken with a set of the wings either in Mell Square or Theatre Square, just outside Touchwood. Then post on social media, making sure you tag @SolihullBID as well as using #SeeShopSnap.

The competition will run until 30th September 2020 and the winning images will be showcased on the Solihull BID website.

Melanie Palmer, Chief Executive of Solihull BID, said: “The new campaign ‘Get Insta Solihull’ is a perfect way to support businesses and shop local in our wonderful town centre.

“We hope it encourages people to re-discover Solihull and have some fun along the way, I look forward to seeing the entries!”

The ‘Get Insta Solihull’ campaign is the latest introduced by the BID to shine a light on the appeal of the town centre through the wide variety of shopping and eating destinations that pull people in from across the Midlands.

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Solihull has already seen a steady rise in the number of visitors since lockdown restrictions were eased with a safe and welcoming environment waiting for them.

Over 50 benches – funded by the BID – have been placed around the town centre including in Mell Square, on the High Street and in Theatre Square, to allow people to take a break or wait for family members who are shopping.

The BID has also provided businesses with social distancing floor stickers and handed out free hand sanitiser and face masks to the public to ensure those returning to the town centre enjoy a stress-free visit.