A website we've been building over the past couple of months had its official launch in the square last weekend. The website helps local residents by providing a directory of organisations and services that promote a green life style.
Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth used the Square to promote the new guide by demoing the site to visitors and shoppers.
Judy Coleridge, the editor, says ‘We’ve had some Lottery funding, and with lots of informative volunteers, we’ve put together, with the help of The Web Orchard, a comprehensive guide of organisations and companies. Some are local and some are further afield, but all of them can help us in Shrewsbury to become greener in the way we live. We can also get inspiration from what others are doing, locally and nationally."
Visit the Shrewsbury Green Guide website.
Business owners across the world are always looking for an edge. They are constantly looking for ways to work faster, smarter and beat their competitors.
Most companies look at most aspects of their business, but they frequently fail to understand the impact that the workspace provided for their workforce has on productivity and creativity. This is a shame because studies show that placing people in the right work environment has a positive impact on how they perform.
These studies suggest that choosing the right workspace for your employees can make or break your business. Read on to find out what elements are most important.
The right location
Most business owners know that they need to locate themselves in the right area to attract customers. However, few of them realise that the location of their offices has a huge impact on how easy it is to attract the best employees.
A firm that is located in an out of the way or rough area will find it very hard to attract the best people. Employees may find it hard to get to work using public transport and will not have access to good facilities once there.
Nobody wants to be stranded on a small out of town industrial estate at lunchtime. Most people like to have the option to pop to the local cafe or run a few errands and do a little shopping. Locating yourself in an area with good access to transport, shops and restaurants makes your office a much more attractive proposition to potential employees.
Good internal design
Next on the list is internal design. Providing everyone with a well-lit workspace that they can easily keep at the right temperature is essential for productivity. Easy access to restrooms, a small kitchen, meeting rooms and other facilities is also important. You don’t want people to waste time having to go to other floors for meetings or not being able to have a drink when they need one.
However, it is not enough to think only about the workspace you provide for your employees. You need to ensure that the other facilities your staff need are available.
Providing communal spaces where workers from different parts of your business can cross paths and build relationships can be very beneficial. Studies show that the majority of the best business ideas come about when workers from different areas of the business talk to each other casually, perhaps over a coffee or a canteen meal. Communal areas play an important role in how successful a firm is.
Where to find good quality office space
In most cities, there is plenty of commercial space available, so that is a good place to start your search. With the help of the right agent, you can easily find what your firm needs.
In London, if you are looking for good quality office space near Fenchurch Street is a good place to start your search. This area ticks all of the boxes it is well-connected, in an up and coming part of the city and the rents are very reasonable.
When it comes to things better than watching your team win a championship, the list is short. However, on that short list is winning a wager along with your team. Your team wins, and you win as well. Placing bets from your mobile is much easier than you may think. The leader in this industry is bet365, the largest online bookmaker in the world, and in this guide we will show how you can sign up and place a wager or two, and hopefully win some cash.
How to Find & Install the App
You can find the Bet365 by visiting your app store and searching for ‘Bet365 Sports’. iOS and Windows device users should note that Bet365’s mobile app is only available in certain countries app stores (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the UK to name a few).
If you do not live in one of these countries, you can find the Bet365 by visiting Bet365.com, then scrolling down to the bottom of the page where you need to click on ‘View all Bet365 apps’. This will show you the full list of Bet365 apps, now click on Bet365 mobile sports app and it will be installed on your device.
Note: bet365 also does NOT accept real money wagers from those living in the USA.
Bet365’s mobile app is compatible with most mobile devices and operating systems, including iOS, Android and Windows devices.
iOS: iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS version 5.1.1 or later.
Android: Android phones and tablets with Android 4.0+ installed
Windows: All current Windows phones or tablets
How to Create an Account
Once your app is up and running, you can start creating your account by clicking ‘Join Now’ at the top right corner of the screen. You will need to enter all the standard information required to create an account, including personal and contact information. This information may need to be verified later, so make sure you enter it correctly.
Make sure to enter the bonus code CBC365 when prompted to take advantage of the bonus offer (more on this below.)
Once you are done with the registration process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Sometimes confirmation e-mail’s end up in the spam folder, so make sure you check it if you don’t receive it within a few minutes. You’re now a member of bet365!
How to Deposit
Now that you have your brand new account at hand, it’s time to make your first deposit! Simply click on your account balance at the top right corner and then navigate to the deposit menu.
Bet365 offers quite a few deposit methods, though depending on where you reside, not all of them might be available to you. Once you select a preferred deposit method, fill out all the required information and click ‘Deposit’. All Deposit options are free of charge and processed instantly (except for wire transfers).
Credit cards tend to be the quickest and most convenient, as they can be processed directly on the app. You can also opt for an e-wallet such as Neteller, but this will require an account with that service.
Receive a Bonus on Your Deposit
Bet365 offers new players a 100% bonus up to £200. This means when you make a first deposit of at least £10 and Bet365 will match your deposit, up to a maximum of £200.
After your deposit is cleared and your bonus is activated, you have to meet a wager requirement before cashing out. It’s easy to track on bet365, simply wager your deposit and bonus three times. This will then “clear” the bonus and you can cash out any amount you wish, even the amount of bonus remaining.
For example, if you deposit £50, your will receive a £50 bonus. You would then need to wager the £100 in your account three times, for a total of £300. Once cleared, the money is yours to keep forever, no strings attached.
Note that residents of some countries may be offered a different promotion. Check on bet365.com to see which offer you can take advantage of.
How to Place a Bet
It’s very easy to place a bet with Bet365. First, you need to choose your bet and click on it. This will transfer the selected bet to your bet slip. You can find the bet slip at the bottom of the screen. To finish your selection, choose the bet type you want to place (standard or banker) and enter the amount you want to bet. Keep in mind that banker bets require at least 3 selections.
Once you choose the bet and amount, click “Place Bet” to confirm. The bet will be finalized and automatically processed upon completion of the event. You can always view all of your open bets by clicking on “My Bets” at the top of the screen.
Place a Wager Today
It only takes a few minutes to sign up and place a bet using the bet365 mobile app. If you’re into sports, you will have even more fun cheering for your team with a little cash on the line, and even more so when that cash is given free. Download the bet365 app today to get started and earn up to £200 free!
I live opposite the Ditherington Flaxmill in Shrewsbury - the oldest iron structure building in the world. It's fallen into disrepair over the past 20-30 years however we had the chance to look at the plans for redevelopment. At the same time I took some photos of the accessible areas:
The road facing side of the main building is covered in scaffolding.
The mill closed in the 1980's, it has been abandoned since.
The site has a very strange feel to it.
The architects behind the two phase redevelopment are applying for planning permission.
There are various regeneration plans for the South Silo including turning it into a clean energy building with a Bio Mass boiler.
All windows have either been boarded up or smashed.
The out lying buildings are set to be turned into offices or apartments.
The delivery point for the south silo.
The internal structure is held up with scaffolding. Many of the architects plans deal with how to support the current structure with a modern steel frame.
Signs still exist from the Flaxmills long history.
The redevelopment plans have wide public support.