Ellesmere Shropshire

Ellesmere Shropshire
Beautiful Market Town

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.