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Get on down to the Charity Market!

Local shoppers are invited along to the summer Charity Market, being held on Friday, 5th June at the Bailey Head, Oswestry. More than twenty charities are expected to attend the event, a joint initiative organised by Qube and Oswestry Town Council.

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Honorary Freemen – BBC Radio Shropshire

Over the next few days listen out on BBC Radio Shropshire for an interview with James Bond on the subject of Honorary Freemen in Oswestry.

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Smithfield Development

Following various local rumours and national media coverage on the future for supermarket development, the Town Council requested an update meeting with Morrisons regarding their plans for the proposed new store that is linked to cinema and other leisure activities. The Town Council is the freehold owner of the cattle market and development site.

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Council to support National Eisteddfod

The Council has agreed to make a donation of £1,000 to the National Eisteddfod of Wales as it returns to Meifod this summer.

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Town Council Corporate Plan 2014 - 2017

Please click below to view a copy of our Corporate Plan.

Corporate Plan 2014-2017

The document contains our vision, aims and objectives and series of priorities and actions for the current period of this Council. The Plan was widely consulted upon and is constantly under review.

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.

28 May Concerns from Council over future of Mile End tourism and SC commissioning idea. Meeting requested to look at options and potential impact.
28 May Great to hear the county interest in our recent Honorary Freeman award. Thanks to BBC Radio Shropshire for the interview and publicity
28 May Busy week of meetings. Today it's Playing Field strategic investment presentation.

Your Council

Your Council is responsible for a wide range of services which effect the daily lives of people who live and work in Oswestry. If you are not sure what your council does, then why not take a look to find out.

Who is your Councillor

With 18 Councillors covering the Seven Wards of Oswestry it's easy to not know who your councillor is or which ward you live in, our interactive map will help you to find out.

Meet the Town Mayor

The Town Mayor is Councillor Peter Cherrington. The Mayoress is Mrs Wendy Cherrington The Mayor and Mayoress are keen to meet as many people as possible during their year in Office. If you would like to extend an invitation to them for any event you have then please email