Ewloe (/ˈjuːl/; Welsh: Ewlo, [ˈɛʊlɔ] (About this soundlisten)) is a village (and electoral ward) in Flintshire, Wales, contiguous with Hawarden and Buckley and near to Queensferry and Shotton. Situated close to the Flintshire/Cheshire sector of the Wales-England border, Ewloe forms part of Deeside. The A55 expressway passes through the town and its most notable landmark is Ewloe Castle. At the 2001 Census, the population was 4,862 (2,390 males, 2,472 females).[1] Ewloe ceased being a town in its own name with all of the population being listed under Hawarden. The electoral ward remained with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 5,420.[2]

Ewloe
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The Crown and Liver public house, Ewloe
Ewloe is located in Flintshire
Ewloe
Ewloe
Location within Flintshire
Population5,420 (2011 CensusWard)
OS grid referenceSJ303663
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEESIDE
Postcode districtCH5
Dialling code01244
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°11′20″N 3°02′38″W / 53.189°N 3.044°W / 53.189; -3.044Coordinates: 53°11′20″N 3°02′38″W / 53.189°N 3.044°W / 53.189; -3.044

EconomyEdit

Ewloe grew rapidly during the late 1990s and early 2000s and is now the home of the internet based Moneysupermarket.com and construction company Redrow. HSBC Bank along with many other firms can be found in Ewloe. Unilever previously occupied the old Alyn and Deeside District Council Office, though this is now occupied by Flintshire County Council.[3]

The Village Hotels chain of hotels hosts the 'St David's Hotel' just off the A55 road network in Ewloe. The St David's Park housing estate was built in the 1990s and is known as being a prestigious estate popular with young professionals and families respectively. Increasing numbers of new property and the resulted increase to population in Ewloe led to the opening of a new Co-op supermarket on the St David's Park road, with Ewloe now boasting two Co-op stores around 835 metres apart.[4]

Local residents have shown opposition to plans for the construction of a "superpub" complex in Ewloe by Marston's plc. However, the council have approved plans to build the superpub in St Davids Park, which then opened in September 2010, but was damaged in an arson attack early morning on 6 February 2011.[5][6]

EducationEdit

Two primary schools exist within the Ewloe and Ewloe Green wards. These are Penarlag CP School and Ewloe Green Primary School.

Secondary students from Ewloe are mostly educated at Hawarden High School in adjacent Hawarden.

GovernanceEdit

At the lowest level of local government, Ewloe is an electoral ward that elects community councillors to Hawarden Community Council. The other three community electoral divisions are Aston, Hawarden and Mancot.[7]

Ewloe is also a county ward for elections to Flintshire County Council, electing two county councillors.[8]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2001 Census: Ewloe, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 29 May 2008
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Council staff set to move into Ewloe office complex in October". Deeside.com. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Stores near Ewloe". Co-op. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  5. ^ Controversial £3m Flintshire superpub back on Archived 2009-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Arson attack on Ewloe super pub". Archived from the original on 14 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Community Council". Hawarden Community Council. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  8. ^ The County of Flintshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998. legislation.gov.uk. Statutory Instruments. 1998. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  9. ^ Star's old home for sale, BBC News, 12 January 2004, retrieved 3 April 2008
  10. ^ "Idwal Davies". Former Southport players. Port Online. Retrieved 15 December 2011.

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