Mayor Andy Street’s Christmas message hits TV after Westside visit

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Westside.

And enjoying the unrivalled hospitality of venues in and around Broad Street and Brindleyplace was West Midlands elected mayor Andy Street.

Mayor Street had a special pre-Christmas tour, which included a meal with Local TV reporter Lorraine Olley, at the Lulu Wild Chinese restaurant.

The visit was filmed for Local TV and broadcast on Freeview Channels 7 and 8, Virgin Media Channel 159, plus online and across social media. You can watch the visit on our YouTube channel here:

During his chat with Lorraine, the West Midlands mayor spoke about the “exciting” mix of businesses on Westside, including “chains, small groups, or incredible independents”.

And he said one of the best things about the city centre was that people travelled from miles away to enjoy the venues and facilities, as well as the “lovely sense of welcome”.

Mr Street praised the area’s hospitality sector, which he said was “vitally important”, not least because of how many people it employs.

And he finished with a Christmas message to everyone watching the video: “If you haven’t been into town in the last few months, what better time to come and enjoy what’s going on.”

Luisa Huggins, the media and communications manager at Westside BID, said: “We have great relationships with both Local TV and mayor Andy Street, and this helps us to create great publicity for Westside.”

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