New website to put Ellesmere on the map


Georgia Macey

MANY independent businesses that have opened in Ellesmere in recent weeks, such as The Vaults, a micro bar on Scotland Street and Sheila’s, a new beauty salon.

The town seems to be thriving and this is one of the reasons why the Chamber of Commerce are turning their attention to increasing tourism around the area.

The chamber has launched a new website – in the hopes of making it into a tourism ‘go to place’. There is also a leaflet available to download on the website which has been completely re-designed ready for the summer.

Ann Hartley, chairman of Shropshire Council said: “I think Ellesmere is so successful because we are blessed with a beautiful mere, and probably more importantly, the busiest stretch of canal in Britain. We have a vibrant community, and a very positive and active Chamber who all promotes the town positively.”

There are a large amount of organisations and clubs that work together from Scouts and Guides, Rotary, Civic Society, football club, cricket club gardening club and wildlife club.

Ann added: “We are also going out to consulate some schemes paid for with Public Realm Money. The schemes include new notice and information boards, new planters around the town and a series of 20 information boards placed on buildings with special interest with the history of each building. We are doing this in conjunction with the civic society.”


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  • bridgwoodp

    00:12, 11 November 2017

    Ann Hartley, chairperson (politically correct) of Shropshire County Council, I refer to your statement, quote" a very positive and active chamber who all promotes (s?) the town positively" unquote. Not having ever been myself a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Ellesmere. I would like to ask what support or advice is offered to their members should difficulties arise, I would suggest none, as not one even had the decency to consult my Wife, Ruth (Nans Treasure Box) in an official capacity, Nans Treasure Box had become a popular venue for locals and visitors alike after nearly two and a half years trading, perhaps consultation or even consolation from a town councillor may have helped, was that forthcoming, prior to or after the closing of her shop? No! I would also ask, why would visitors wish to visit Ellesmere town centre itself, a unique town centre set close to its beautiful mere, the town centre, I believe, like others has lost its uniqueness, representative and sadly full of the usual scourge of the high street " charity shops, The final nail in the coffin for the good folk of Ellesmere would be a betting shop, but hey ho, as the Chamber of Commerce say ` good for increasing tourism in the area !



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