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Ecumenical Service - WW1

Sunday 3 August. Please support us on Sunday for the service at St Oswald's to commemorate the outbreak of World War 1. The service starts at 11am and will be led by the Vicar of St Oswald's and the Mayor's Chaplain Rev Simon Thorburn. The service will also recognise the association of Wilfred Owen, the famous war poet, with Oswestry.

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Supporting Cambrian Heritage Railways

The Mayor, Councillor John Gareth Jones was a visitor this week to the Cambrian Heritage Railways in Oswestry where he met members of the Board and volunteers. Pictured with the Mayor are Andrew Tullo, Roger Date, Jenny Pickstock and Lionel Wass.

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Lords Debate on Retail Markets

On the 23rd July, the House of Lords held a short debate secured by Lord Harrison. The Labour Peer was keen to promote the importance of markets, but stressed that adequate support was needed for them to thrive.

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Welcome to Oswestry

The National Eisteddfod of Wales

Witness one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals in 2015 when the National Eisteddfod will be held at Meifod from 1-8 August 2015. Only 15 miles away, Oswestry offers excellent accommodation and a historic market town packed full of independent retailers.

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Oswestry 2020 Plan

Oswestry was selected by Government to be a pathfinder for neighbourhood planning as part its Localism legislation.

Working with the local community ,through groups and individuals ,we are one of the first town councils in England to complete a neighbourhood plan.

Support was engaged through professional planning and consultation consultants and the process and resulting action plan was produced over a 12 month period.

The plan gives a strong community mandate to the town council and Shropshire Council.

Our thanks are offered to all those who took part in the process, the Steering Group and Councillor Martin Bennett for his chairmanship and leadership over the last 12 months.

30 July Church Service at St Oswald's on Sunday at 11 to mark the outbreak of WW1. Readings from the poetry of Wilfred Owen. Share & support please
29 July RT @EthosPR: Very colourful in Cae Glas this week @OswestryTC #oswestry
29 July RT @RichardJ0nes: Had a chance to look though our photo gallery of #Oswestry in bloom? Fair play, great job by @OswestryTC…

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Meet the Town Mayor

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