Ellesmere Shropshire

Ellesmere Shropshire
Beautiful Market Town

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas one and All

Merry Christmas Ellesmere

Merry Christmas to one and all, Ellesmere is certainly looking festive this year with a great covering of snow.  Enjoy the Christmas break and have a happy new year.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Ellesmere Shropshire Christmas Tree Lights switched on.

Ellesmere had its first scattering of Snow today which set Ellesmer up for the Christmas tree lights being turned on, the town had a really good turn out with plenty of entertainment around the town, late night opening started the Christmas shopping for 2010 and there was plenty of bargains to be had around the town with some great Christmas special offers. The canal, indoor market hall and town centre was a hive of activity with good spirit from all,. Newdell Computer Solutions held a free lan gaming evening to entertain the young gamers, who really enjoyed their evening playing the shoot em up game far cry 2.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Ellesmere prepares for Father Christmas Late night shopping and entertainment

Ellesmere prepares for Father Christmas to arrive on Friday evening by Narrowboat, a fun time will be had by all, late night opening for the shops an ice rink and entertainment for the children, the lighting of the Christmas tree, plenty of stalls a fair and Donkey rides. The town should be a hive of activity why not try a little Lan Gaming at Newdell Computer Solutions in the town square, a great shoot em up on 16 computer terminals, also shown on the big screen, light refreshments also available, last year all terminals were played on and everybody had a great time call in and join the fun. Regular gaming every Wednesday and Friday evening. see website for details www.newdellcomputers.com

Monday, 22 November 2010

Property to let in Ellesmere Shropshire

Landlords and Estate Agents

If you have a property to let in Ellesmere Shropshire why not advertise it on The Ellesmere blog, Private or Commercial property, Shops flats or houses.

Simply email designer@shropwebdesign.co.uk  with the details a photo and a contact number

Your property will be advertised over the internet within 24 hrs and be viewed by relevant local people.

Your listing will be included free of charge for all to see. When your property is let simply email to let me know and your listing will be removed from The Ellesmere Shropshire Blog.

Also see local Estate Agents

Bowen Son and Watson Estate Agents  - visit website http://www.bowensonandwatson.co.uk/

Halls Estate Agents - visit website http://www.hallsestateagents.co.uk/

Ellesmere Shropshire Heronwatch welcome volunteers

Heronwatch at The Mere Ellesmere Shropshire

Heronwatch is a unique project to help visitors learn about the breeding herons on Moscow Island at The Mere, Ellesmere Shropshire. The birds first nested on the island about forty years ago and each year they return to the Heronry and take up their nest sites, high up in the trees.

Thanks to funding from Big and Heritage Lottery through The Mere Heritage Restoration Project we now have powerful video cameras on Moscow Island which send live close-up images of the Herons to screens inside the Boathouse Visitor Centre. Visitors can use the hand controls to zoom in and out onto the nests and baby chicks.

The new cameras are proving a tremendous success with visitors and volunteers alike. The nest sites are being filmed 24 hours a day, enabling us to watch the bird activity in great detail.

Heronwatch Volunteers will be on hand inside the Visitor Centre most days in the spring and early summer to talk to visitors about these remarkable birds and explain behaviour such as ‘snap displays’ and ‘stretch’ displays. Did you know for example that a heron's legs turn from pink to orange during courtship?!

Why not come along to The Boathouse Visitor Centre to see the developing chicks!

Breeding Herons at The Mere

The Mere Herons usually start re-appearing in early January. During the winter months the Herons probably migrate to the coast or Dee Estuary where conditions remain unfrozen for feeding on fish, eels, frogs and evens small birds.

The male looks for a nest site high in the tree tops on Moscow Island which he defends by straightening his neck, fluffing out his feathers, snapping his beak. He calls through the day and night to attract a mate, and when one comes close stretches his beak skyward, arches his head over his back, clapping his bill.

The female builds a nest several feet across with twigs and branches bought to her by the male. She lays up to five bright blue eggs and the chicks are born covered in long dark down with bristles on top of their head. The parents both take it in turns to look after the noisy chicks which beg constantly for food! The Heron chicks leave the nest after about seven weeks.

The following diary records some of the key Heronwatch events during 2010!

Heron Diary 2010

January The cold spell delays the return of the Herons to Moscow Island until very late in the month.

February Herons beginning inspecting nest sites. Birds starting to pair-up and display courtship behaviour. Nest building activity commences.

March 3rd First egg observed in Nest 1, 12:10 hrs

March 7th Second egg observed Nest 1, 02:50 hrs

March 9th Third Egg observed Nest 1, 12:59 hrs

March 10th First egg observed in Nest 2, 21:15 hrs

March 12th Second egg recorded in Nest 2 (time unknown)

March 15th Third egg observed in Nest 2, 01:02 hrs

March 30th First chick hatched in Nest 1, 06:47 hrs

April 2nd Second chick hatched in Nest 1, 06:18

April 3rd Third Chick hatched in Nest 1 (unknown time),

April 6th First Chick hatched in Nest 2, 23:22 hrs

April 7th Second Chick hatched in Nest 2 (time unknown)

April 9th Third Chick observed in Nest 2 (time unknown)

Why not become a Heronwatch Volunteer?

The heart of Heronwatch is a friendly team of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who talk to visitors about the herons and monitor the nest sites and bird activity. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to be a volunteer, just an interest in wildlife and enjoy talking to people! There are no set hours, you can sign up for as little as a few hours to a few days over the Heronwatch period, whatever suits you.

If you would like to discuss becoming a volunteer please contact The Mere Community Development Officer on 01691 624301

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Ellesmere Food and Drinks Festival 2011

Ellesmere will be holding it's food and drink festival over the weekend of 18th and 19th of June 2011, this coincides with Fathers Day enabling families to come together and enjoy the food, drink and events in and around the Ellesmere area. A not-for-profit food and drink festival.
The Festival is in the Town at the Market Hall and the Town Hall and is open from 10am until 4pm both days.

Also, there is the chance to take a steamboat trip or hire a rowing boat to go around the Mere. The steamboat is the first environmentally friendly steamboat in Shropshire, it runs purely on bio fuel that is made from recycled vegetable oil and can go on any waterway in Shropshire.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist during the weekend or even with the organising, if you feel that you like to get involved somehow please feel free to contact and let us know in what capacity.

Visit Website  www.ellesmerefoodfestival.co.uk  for details

The Signtists Vehicle Signing Specialists Ellesmere Shropshire

The Signtists

The Signtists based in Scotland Street Ellesmere The vehicle signing specialists for all your sign requirements.

At The Signtists we know that when it comes to spending on advertising you will want your £'s to stretch as far as possible, so why not make full use of your most potent forms of advertising – your buildings and vehicles.
Your signs are the most cost effective, value-for-money advertising methods out there.
We understand that whatever business you are in, the key principles of marketing communication remain. People interested in your products and services may not see your vehicle for long and they will almost certainly not have the means to write anything readily to hand.
We will help you with crystal clear vinyl signs for your business that are both memorable and concise.
What makes The Signtists distinctive among other vinyl signage companies is that everything is done in-house, including the design, printing and fitting from our premises in Ellesmere, Shropshire. We produce either temporary or permanent signs for trucks, vans, cars or shop fronts and we guarantee that our vinyl words and sentences will not shrink, fade, flake or peel and can be directly applied to all non-porous surfaces.
The possibilities for Vinyl graphics is limited only by your imagination.
Tel 01691 622990

Visit Website www.thesigntists.co.uk

B2B Networking in North Shropshire

What is B to B About?

Networking for like minded people
It is unlike other networking organisations as it is unique in the fact that it is a NOT FOR PROFIT enterprise.

It is designed solely to maximise business development for you.

It provides your company with a structured environment for this development and exchange of quality business referrals.

Allows only one member per profession.

If you’re business minded this would be the networking group for you.

We meet every two weeks. For these dates please click on the calendar. Please be aware that if the business category is filled you will not be able to attend as we only allow one member per profession.
These networking groups are held at athmospheric venues, and with friendly members that work together to build business. So... whatever the size of your company whether you’re a large corporate company or a SME we would like to ask you to come and visit us soon. Remember to bring plenty of business cards and £6 for your breakfast.

Morning meetings are 7:00am until 8:30am.
We are not out to make a profit from creating a networking franchise so any surplus we do make is ploughed back into the group. Do take the time to browse our website where you will find more information on the groups, its members and its ethos.
Why not give it a try?

You are invited to our next business meeting. Join us to see what's it all about. Book your place now:


0844 88 454 09

Next meeting Wed 1st December. Visitors are welcome - Call Lincoln on 0844 88 454 09 to book in

Great instrumental music for Christmas Parties


If you are planning a fun get-together with friends and family for the holidays,  Christmas party instrumental music can be great fun to help ensure that everyone has a happy time at your party.  After all, with every other celebration being held this time of year, you want yours to be memorable.  Perhaps you are looking to start a tradition of hosting a party every holiday season, and if you want your guests to return year after year, you must make sure this first year goes just right. Having a good sing along to your favourite music gets everybody involved from the youngsters singing there favourite pop songs to grandma or older members of the family having a good old sing along.

Great quality backing tracks  pop music, country music, Rock music, to classics and oldies

Simply download your favourite mp3 backing tracks

Have an enjoyable Christmas Party this year and a happy New Year!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Ellesmere Proms in the Park - Celebrating the life of Eglantyne Jebb

Raising Funds for Save the Children

To celebrate the life of Eglantyne Jebb, the town of Ellesmere is holding a concert in Cremorne Gardens alongside the Mere on Saturday, September 17, 2011.
3,000 people will have the opportunity to bring their picnics to the park, enjoy an evening with the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing, once again, a mixture of light classical music, themes from films and TV shows, selections from musical theatre, light opera, a 'Proms' section and finishing with a grand musical firework finale over the beautiful setting of the Mere.
This will be a 'ticket only' event with all children, up to the age of 12 years old, being allowed in free and with all the profit given equally to the Save the Children Fund (50%) and to local children’s charities/organisations in Shropshire & North Wales (50%).

Zoe Day says I did a live interview asking for sponsorship on the Radio Shropshire Drivetime Show last Friday at 5.50pm!!! They are helping me this year which is great and l am doing an interview with the Border Counties Advertiser in a couple of weeks.
If l get where l need to be, with regard to sponsorship, by the end of February – Owen Patterson has agree to launch the promotions with a “photo shoot” launch (wearing Save the Children T-shirts, with balloons etc), with me and the Platinum Sponsor – this will include all press, radio and TV (as he is so high profile now, being the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland)!
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere, Shropshire

The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and guests will be performing, again, a mixture of light classical music, themes from films and TV shows, selections from musical theatre, a "Proms" section and finishing with a grand musical firework finale over the Mere.
All profits raised will go to the Save the Children Fund and to local children’s charities/organisations in Shropshire and North Wales
All children under 12 years old come to the picnic style concert for free with an accompanied full paying adult.

Website - EllesmerePromsinthePark  with information and links to Facebook

Tiggs Clothing Great Bargains for Christmas 2010

Welcome to Tiggs Clothing!

We operate throughout Wales and Southern England offering

great value clothing & homeware for all the family.

With all our branches conveniently located in your local high street
15% discount for students
10% off every Tuesday for O,A,Ps over 60
Also plenty of bargains to be had in store for everyone. 
Start filling your stockings this Christmas at Tiggs Clothing!
Tiggs Clothing Ltd
19 - 21 Cross St
SY12 0AW
01691 622444

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Tips to save money with Sage Accounts - local Seminar

Tips to Save Time and Money with Accounts
Thursday 2nd December 2010 at 6pm
This seminar is designed to help users of the Sage accounting software range to understand some of the features and functionality of the program they are currently using and how this can help to save time and money. It will focus on how to make the tasks that are carried out on a day-to-day basis easier and how to ensure that data is healthy, spotting errors quickly before they cost you money.

☺ How to get different views of data in the program

☺ Customising screens to show the information you need

☺ Tailoring the information shown to suit your business

☺ Dealing with customer and supplier refunds

☺ Hints and tips for a successful bank reconciliation

☺ Importing data into Sage

☺ Making sure data is healthy using Check Data and Audit Assistant

☺ A chance to view the latest Sage Accounting Software

☺ Reminder about changing the VAT rates

☺ Question and answer session

Registration will be from 5.45 pm, refreshments upon arrival.
The seminar will start at 6pm and last approximately 1 hour.

There will be an information pack to accompany the seminar
Venue: Oswestry Cricket Club, Morda Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2AY
Download Application Form HERE (word format) - Please complete in BLOCK LETTERS and return with your payment for £10.00 to:
Vital Support Consultancy Limited, 6 Salop Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2NU

Telephone: 01691 684011 Fax: 01691 679449 Email : rhian@vitalsupportconsultancy.co.uk

Christmas Winter Festival - Late night Shopping - Lots of Fun!

Christmas events in Ellesmere Shropshire

Ellesmere is to get a festive Christmas outdoor ice rink
An ice rink is to add a touch of festive sparkle to Ellesmere Shropshire this Christmas. Ellesmere Chamber of Commerce has secured £2,000 sponsorship from Tesco to bring an outdoor rink to the town’s wharf on November 26.
Lincoln McMullan, chamber chairman, and owner of The Signtists in Scotland Street said the money would help schoolchildren to use the rink free of charge in the day, while others could pay to use it later on.
He added he was grateful to the supermarket for its support in making the event possible.
He said: “It’s all about putting Ellesmere on the map and attracting people to the town and its shops.
“The rink will be 10m by 10m so it can hold about 30 people at once, which means there should be hundreds of people exploring the town shops and enjoying the atmosphere.
The ice rink is set to form the centrepiece of the town’s winter festival.

There will also be donkey rides, late-night shopping, a snow machine and a visit from Father Christmas on the canal. Mr McMullan added the festival would also see the town’s Christmas lights switched on.
The rink will be on the town square, between the Tesco store on Canal Way and Ellesmere Wharf.
Pupils from a number of schools will be able to use it during the day, before it is opened up to the paying public in the evening.

Carpet Fitting in Ellesmere Shropshire

Carpet Fitter Shropshire

Professional carpet fitting service in Shropshire and surrounding areas established for 15 years providing a quality carpet fitting service for domestic and business flooring.
Massive Savings
Buying a carpet can be an expensive time, by using our carpet fitting expertise it gives you the opportunity to make great savings, by buying end of roll discounted carpets or negotiating a better price in store telling them you will supply a carpet fitter yourself, many stores advertise free carpet fitting but in reality all they have done is added the carpet fitting costs onto the carpet price. As a carpet fitter all work is priced by room we also provide a re-adaption carpet fitting service enabling you to perhaps utilise a large carpet from one room and make use of it in a smaller room.
we provide a full range of service from measuring and planning which will save you money on wastage to carpeting your lounge, hall stairs and landing, dining room, bathroom, office or other areas in your home or business.
Telephone Dave the carpet fitter on 01691 623897 or mobile 07854014627 anytime for a no obligation chat, we are competitively priced and aim to provide a quality carpet fitting service in Ellesmere, Oswestry, Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch and surrounding areas.

Fishing in Shropshire Angling at Ellesmere Mere

Available through Shropshire Council Outdoor Recreation Service

Angling is available at The Mere at Ellesmere

Day fishing permits can be purchased from The Boathouse, phone 01691 622981 for more information
day fishing permits cost £4.00 adults, £2.00 under 16

max 2 rods per person

no live bait

no keep nets

all fish must be returned

EA licence must be shown on request
Fishing is from one of six platforms in the Cremorne Gardens including some with wheelchair access
Fishing in the Shrewsbury Area

Shropshire Anglers Federation lease the rights to Shropshire Council waters in the Shrewsbury area

Day tickets and permits are available to the public, click on the link to their website at the bottom of this page for more information

For a map of fishing available to the public near Shrewsbury click on the attachment 'public fishing shrewsbury'

Shropshire Anglers' Federation was founded in 1921 and is responsible for about 3,000 permit holders who use waters local to Shrewsbury. The SAF is responsible for the enforcement of by-laws and the collection of revenues, through annual and day Permit sales through local tackle shops. Bank Permits are also available via any one of their six man Bailiff team.

Private Fisheries

Dearnford Trout Fishery

Tilstock Road



SY13 3JQ

Whitchurch 01948 665914

Dearnford Trout Fishery offers something for all kinds of anglers from seasoned veterans to the complete Novice. Stocked with Brown Trout the lake is naturally fed by pure spring water and covers 15 acres.
Tudor Griffiths gravel pits, near Ellesmere

please contact them for costs, available from Wood Lane depot - 01691 626262
Springlea Fishery

Plealey Road, Lea Cross, Shrewsbury 01743 860972

Tickets are payable on the bank.

For anglers with restricted mobility, cars can be brought right to the waters edge behind many of the pegs
For other places to fish around Shropshire try the 'go-fish' link and the link to British Waterways' waterscape website

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New Restaurant open in old Town Hall

New life is given to the former Ellesmere Town Hall plans to transform it into a new restaurant and bar complex were given the green light by council bosses.
Developers have created a lovely restaurant in the 19th century listed building in The Square, which has been out of use since 2007.
Plans have been submitted by Jonathan Hughes, of Kinnerley, near Oswestry, should create new jobs and transform the town centre.
The proposal was supported by members of Ellesmere Town Council.
Councillor Alan Clarke welcomed the idea and said it could finally see the old town hall, which was built in 1833, restored to “how it used to be”.
Councillor Geoff Elner said: “It will provide a facility we don’t have and return the building to something useful for the community.”
In a design and access statement on behalf of the applicant it said: “There is a perceived demand for food and restaurant facilities in Ellesmere.
“The former town hall had been vacant for some time and is obviously a centrepiece to The Square at Ellesmere. Bringing it back into use has now enhanced the centre of Ellesmere offering a social hub, alongside other new business in the centre of town such as Newdell Computer Solutions, a computer repair, internet cafe and Gaming hub a service for the local community and tourist services.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Wellgud Discounts Ellesmere Shropshire now with online sales

Wellgud discounts opposite the main post office in Ellesmere Shropshire is now online with great special offers on pine furniture beds, wardrobes chests of drawers and more. Visit the Wellgud discounts website @ Visit Wellgud Discounts Website Here or call into see the great items for sale in store. Wellgud discounts provides a nationwide delivery service and with low prices guaranteed you can't go wrong.

About Wellgud Discounts Ellesmere Shropshire : wellgud-furniture.co.uk offer a wide range of quality pine furniture at discounted prices, our furniture is supplied self assembly for ease of transportation or ready built for your convenience for a modest additional charge. Please note that ready built furniture is normally for collection or local delivery.
We are a real retail high street shop, only a telephone call away and not just internet based business, come and see us and take a look at our extensive range and quality of our furniture. Please do not hesitate to give us a call should you require any further information,
We believe in absolute cutomer satisfaction and to this end this is why we offer a no quibble money back guarantee on the purchase price on any orders our customers place, please read the terms under the Delivery - Payments - Returns section.
Based in the beautiful market town of Ellesmere, near Oswestry Shropshire. We offer our customers a friendly welcome and a second to none service.

Shop opening times
Tuesday - Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday 9.00 - 16.00
Sunday and Monday , plus Bank Holidays Mondays - Closed

School Crossing a danger

A Shropshire couple is calling for action to be taken on a school crossing, claiming their three-year-old-daughter was just inches from being run over.
Theyt are also warning parents to be extra vigilant when using the school crossing in Elson Road, Ellesmere, following a number of near misses.
They said an elderly driver last week just managed to brake in time at the red light, stopping inches away from their three-year-old daughter as they made their way to Ellesmere Primary School.
They say it follows a previous near miss when a lorry went straight through the red light as they prepared to cross.
The mother said: “The crossing is in a bit of a silly place. It is right on a bend and after a bridge which you can’t see over.
“When people are driving over the bridge, they don’t stick to 30mph for a start, they are having to put the brakes on pretty sharpish. They can’t see the lights on the road until they come round a bend.”
She added: “One lorry went straight through and nearly hit me, my friend and our prams if we hadn’t have heard it coming and stopped.
“The second time there was me, my friend, two prams and my little girl. The car only just stopped before it hit my little girl.
“They either need to make sure people can see the lights as they are coming over the hill or they need more signs. I think there is only one warning sign about the lights being there.”
The, Shropshire Council’s engineer, said: “Our contractors are on site today cutting back the hedges to improve the visibility.”
He said there were warning signs on the road.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Owen Paterson regains his seat for Conservatives

Born in 1956, Owen is married with three children. He was educated at Radley College, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and the National Leathersellers College, Northampton. He joined the British Leather Company in 1979, becoming Sales Director in 1983 and Managing Director in 1993. He speaks French and German fluently and has travelled all over Europe, Asia and North America to sell his product. From 1996-98 he was President of COTANCE, the European Tanners' Confederation. He is a Director of the Institute of Orthopaedics, Gobowen and was Chairman of the Management Committee Institute of Orthopaedics, Gobowen, 1995, in charge of the building of the Leopold Muller Arthritis Centre, which opened in 1997. Owen -- Working for North Shropshire Owen has campaigned and continues to do so on any local issues including the survival of local magistrates courts, the dualling of the A5 trunk road, better train services to North West Shropshire, more NHS dentistry in North Shropshire, hospital waiting lists, the fire service, the food industry, farmers and small businesses and Shropshire's SSA. Owen's Experience Owen was PA to John Biffen in the 1987 General Election and stood as the Parliamentary Candidate himself for Wrexham in 1992. He was elected to Parliament as the member for North Shropshire in May 1997. Parliamentary appointments include: Member of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, the Agriculture Select Committee and the European Scrutiny Select Committee. Conservative Backbench Committees: Vice-Chairman of the Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions Committee and Secretary of the European Affairs Committee. PPS to Rt Hon Anne Widdecombe MP January 2000 - July 2000. Elected to the Executive of the 1922 Committee in April 2000. Appointed an Opposition Whip in July 2000. In September 2001, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Right Hon Iain Duncan Smith and remained as such until Mr Duncan Smith stepped down on 6th November 2003. In 2005, he was re-elected as MP for North Shropshire with a majority of over 11,000, almost double his previous majority. He was Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food until December 2005, when David Cameron appointed him Shadow Minister of State for Transport. Since July 2007, he has been Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. He wins against the other candidates in the 2010 election results were as follows:

Owen Paterson Conservative 26,692

Ian Croll Liberal Democrat 10,864

Ian McLaughlan Labour 9,406

Sandra List UK Independence Party 2,432

Phil Reddall British National Party 1,667

Steve Boulding Green 808

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Carnival row over council charges

A row has erupted between Shropshire Council chiefs and a carnival committee over claims organisers have been charged £500 for the clean-up operation after the event.
The council says it has not requested a fee, while the Ellesmere Carnival Committee claims it was informed about the charge, which has led to the event, due to be held at Cremorne Gardens in August, being cancelled.
The Ellesmere Carnival Committee, said both the committee and the Ellesmere Chamber of Commerce were informed by telephone that a charge of £300 for charity organisations and £500 for non-charitable organisations, such as the carnival, was going to be levied.

They said: “We will have to have another carnival meeting shortly to discuss any future carnivals, but if this ridiculous charging scheme goes through this has the very real probability of prohibiting any further carnivals taking place.”
Shropshire Council’s parks and countryside sites manager, said the authority had not requested any payment for the event.
“The Cremorne Gardens and promenade have recently been re-landscaped and improved through a £2 million project including Shropshire Council’s own contribution of £368,000. We need to make sure this investment is protected and that any damage or litter resulting from events is rectified as part of the event organisation.”

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Free Website Design for local business

Shropshire Web Design has come up with a strategy to enable your business to be online without the hundreds of pounds website design fees to get it there.

How does it work?

Shropshire web design has developed some basic templates in various colours for your business these templates have 3 Google ads and a search box on each page to enable us to offer this service for free.

The only cost is the normal monthly hosting fee of £10.00 per month which is standard for any website paid for or for free. (cost effective monthly advertising you could pay many times more for 1 newspaper advert)

Also a domain name if you do not already have on for example a .co.uk domain would be £9.99 for 2 years this will also give you a business email address.

All 3 pages will be fully search engine optimised for high rankings

All 3 pages will be site mapped for the search engines to find your website

The ten pounds per month is a management hosting fee which enables you to change content on any of the 3 pages at anytime by us for no extra cost.

How to get started?

Simply Telephone Shropshire Web Design on 01691 623897 or email designer@shropwebdesign.co.uk

The only thing we need is the content for each page text and images and within a very short time we will have your business on the internet where the search engines will scan each page and place them in there index for your customers to find easily.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Aladdins Cave gets a new look

Aladdins Cave has just had a new makeover with a superbly new designed shop front, Aladdins Cave specialises in discount furniture, gifts and curios and when you visit you know why the name Aladdins Cave was chosen. Aladdin's Cave full of treasures offering the unusual, unique and designer look Gifts, furniture and Curio's to appeal to all tastes see there large range of stunning wall art. Quality items at an Aladdin's Cave price making you feel you have a Genie in your purse. Local delivery service on large items and a friendly inviting shopping experience. Aladdins Cave located at 42 Scotland Street Ellesmere generates sales locally and Worldwide through there online website where you can see some of the large range of items for sale http://www.aladdins-cave-furniture.co.uk/ to contact Aladdins Cave Tel 01691 622550 or call in and see for yourself there new shop front and lovely items for sale.

Ellesmere Market halls big bid to Big Lottery

Shropshire County Council, working in close partnership with local councils and community groups, has submitted a bid to the Big Lottery for the redevelopment of the Market Hall in Ellesmere as an exciting new home for the town’s library, alongside a wide range of other services and facilities.
The application is for £924,000 towards an estimated cost of £1.5m to completely redevelop the prominent building in Scotland Street. The bid has been developed by the County Council’s Library Service, working with a local Steering Group which represents a range of local groups and organisations. The work builds on the results of community consultation undertaken in 2006 by the Ellesmere Economic Development Forum.

If successful, the funding from the Big Lottery Community Libraries scheme will provide Ellesmere and area with greatly improved and extended library, information and computer services, alongside access to council and public services and to a number of other services and facilities, including community learning, youth centre, meeting spaces, and regular information and advice from a range of agencies and organisations. The development will also provide an improved café and a flexible performance and activity space which will continue to be used by the town’s regular market. A mezzanine level and lift will be installed within the hall to accommodate many of the additional services.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Carnival go ahead thanks to local football team

Football club has offer for carnival
Organisers of Ellesmere Carnival have been thrown a lifeline which could save this year’s event, it emerged today.
Ellesmere Rangers Football Club has offered to rescue the carnival by stumping up £500 which organisers need to settle a post-event clean-up bill they claim Shropshire Council wants to charge them.
Dave Coles, club chairman, said: “I was made aware that the carnival was being cancelled. As it brings in an awful lot of revenue to the town I made a number of phone calls to colleagues at the club and other people and got together the £500 on behalf of the club and made the offer to the committee.”
Alan Hinton, from the carnival committee, today welcomed the offer but said it would need to be voted on and warned it might be too late to rescue the carnival.
He said: “This offer came about after telling everyone that the carnival has been postponed until next year.
“Bands and dance troupes may have now already booked to go elsewhere after this news so it will be very difficult to do any kind of U-turn now.”
Mr Hinton added the committee felt strongly about being charged. He said: “The football club worked hard raising this money and it seems wrong to hand it over to the council for an unjust charge.”
Shropshire Council said it has been in discussions with the organisers about introducing fees to cover maintenance costs, but said no fee has been decided on and discussions are ongoing.

Ellesmere Shropshire Carnival 2010

After initially being postponed the carnival is now going ahead, the carnival commitee will be held at the Comrades club on 14th April 2010 at 8.00pm where you can attend if you wish to join or help with the 2010 event. The Carnival is traditionally held on the August bank holiday Saturday starting at 1.00pm and then again at 8.30pm. Entertainment events will be held at the Cremorne Gardens making it a great family day out.

Shropshire Triathlon

Shropshire Triathlon 2010 a World championship qualifier event at the Cremorne Gardens Ellesmere on the 27th June 2010.  The Ellesmere event grew rapidly since the inception of the first race on Sunday 20th September 1992. Compared to the success of subsequent years it was a relatively low key event but still attracted a high quality field of 120 athletes and a large number of spectators. Ellesmere has maintained the high standards of the early years which has merited the status awarded by the BTF.
Questions and Answers for the event -
I would like to enter the race - how can I apply? - You can enter on-line or download an application form by following the link on this page or contact the Leisure Service and we will forward an application form.

I can no longer enter the race - how do I cancel? - Cancellations must be received in writing. Full refunds will be given up to 4 weeks prior to the event. 50% refunds will be awarded for cancellations received up to 12pm, Friday, 18th June 2010. No refunds will be given after this deadline.

How do I know if my entry has been successful? - You will receive an email confirming your entry, or if you have not supplied an email address, your confirmation will be sent in the post. Please note that unless otherwise stated your confirmation will be sent by email and the RACEPACK will be available to download from the Shropshire Council website 4 weeks before the event. If you do not have access to the internet your information will be sent to you by post.

I would like to travel to the event on the Saturday - where can I stay? - Camping is available at the Lakelands Sports Centre, Oswestry Road, Ellesmere. The Sports Centre will be open until 8.00pm on Saturday 26th June 2010 and from 8.00am until 6.00pm on Sunday 27th June 2009. Showers and changing facilities will be provided free of charge to competitors and partners.There are relatively few hotels in the town although there are numerous B & B’s in the surrounding countryside. Information is readily available from the Ellesmere Tourist Information Centre on 01691 662488.

When will I receive more race information? - Your racepack will be available to download 4 weeks before the event and you will be sent an email informing you of this.

Can I swim in the Mere before the event? - Swimming is only permitted in the Mere during the event.

Can I access the run/bike routes? - The maps are all available to download, please follow the link on this page.

Can I hire a wetsuit? - Yes, if you contact Tri UK, 01935 414 142 (www.triuk.com)

Is there a prize for winners? - Yes, there are vouchers for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for age group categories, further information will be in your racepack.

My child is coming with me - is there anywhere that he/she can stay while I race? - No, sorry there are no 'Crèche' facilities.

Can I leave my belongings in a secure place? - The transition is secured during the race and staffed by experience volunteers Shropshire Council cannot take responsibility for loss or damage to your possessions.

Can my friend register for me? - Yes, providing that, in advance of the event, you supply us with written confirmation that you would like your friend to register for you and they bring this letter, along with your current BTF card (if you are a BTF member).

Can I wear a racebelt? - Yes but it is your responsibility to ensure that your number is clearly visible, in the front whilst running and on the back whilst cycling.

I have an allergy to latex, can I wear my own swim hat? - Yes, provided you wear your supplied/numbered swim hat on top.

When will the results be available? - We aim to have the provisional results available to download within 48 hours of the event finishing.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Shropshire Web Design

With the online boom taking place in the 21st centry Shropshire Web Design hopes to provide a service to all local business, by getting there business or service online to take advantage of a growing market. David Ellis Shropshire Web Designs design manager says internet sales have taken off over the last 3 or 4 years and any business that is not online could be left behind. Shropshire web design offers free advice for any new or existing business and a website or shopping cart does not have to break the bank, after all as the old saying goes you have to be in it to win it ! Shropshire web design is located within Newdell Computer Solutions in the centre of Ellesmere you can contact David on 01691 623897 or call into the shop for free advice.