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Call for tribute to Harry in Shirley Park.

LOCALS are calling for improvements to Shirley Park to include a tribute to young fundraiser Harry Moseley.

LOCALS are calling for improvements to Shirley Park to include a tribute to young fundraiser Harry Moseley.

Solihull Council has been handed half a million pounds to spend on improvements, as part of the new Parkgate development.

Discussions over how to spend the money are still in their early stages but a suggestion has been made to name the playground area after the Sheldon youngster, who raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK before his death from a brain tumour last October.

The idea was put forward during a question and answer session between Councillor Peter Doyle (Con, Shirley South), council officers and Robert Birch from Shirley Advance.

Coun Doyle said: “I did think it was a fantastic idea, a real positive move could be made here. I’d love to see Solihull have a tribute to Harry and this is the perfect opportunity.”

A Solihull Council spokeman added: “The park improvements in Shirley are still at a very early stage and no firm decisions have yet been made. We thank residents for their ideas so far and would welcome any further feedback.”

The initial plans for the park, based on responses to a consultation earlier this year, will be on display until August 20 in Shirley Library and Connect Centre, and there will be an opportunity for residents to leave their comments.

Harry, who was just 11 when he died, was recently honoured on the Birmingham Walk of Stars for raising more than £500,000 for charity.

 

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