THE BirdBox in Bromsgrove has been given a makeover to welcome visitors back to the town.

The outdoor space has had new signs installed thanks to Bromsgrove District Council’s welcome back fund.

The BirdBox, which was launched last year, has been the target of vandals in the last few weeks, meaning the graphics of the signs still need replacing.

Bromsgrove Centres manager Simon Creed said: “I was very sad to see the vandalism caused over the past few weeks. We need to respect our town centre and its public spaces.

“Birdbox was bustling last year, and it was brilliant to see so many people enjoying themselves in the space and benefiting our local businesses who hadn’t been trading for months, at the same time.”

The space was launched to hold events from pop up restaurants and craft markets to youth festivals and multimedia evenings.

In between lockdowns last year the space opened to support local businesses, providing seating and tables for visitors to buy food and drinks from local traders, plus pop-ups.

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Simon added: “With our Welcome Back campaign, we want to encourage people - now more of our shops and businesses are open - to shop local and to enjoy what’s on their doorstep.

“The BirdBox is no exception and while we are quite limited on what we can do there at the moment, I am working with our events team to ensure the BirdBox flies high again soon!

“In the meantime, please continue to enjoy this wonderful space.”

BirdBox was delivered by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWEDR) on behalf of Bromsgrove District Council.