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Bewise Progress

After the campaign by the Mayor, Councillor John Gareth Jones to champion for our empty shops to be brought back into good repair the challenge has been continued by the new Mayor Councillor Peter Cherrington. This week the two Councillors met with the property owner of Bewise, Addington Capital LLP, for an update and to see around the building.

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Made on the Borders Event

Various artisan stalls promoting local cottage industries, fair-trade businesses, schools, colleges, and artists will be setting up stalls down Bailey Street and on Festival Square on Saturday the 13th June 9am until 3pm. The Made On The Borders event aims to celebrate local talent and it is hoped it will become an annual event.

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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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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.

25 June Good and positive discussions with Osw Chamber Executive last night. Lots of subjects aired and much common ground. #Oswestry
23 June Meeting with Chamber of Commerce tomorrow. Lots of positive items to share and discuss
21 June RT @shrewsoswcc: Hello and thank you to our supporters @OswestryTC @waitrose @NFUtweets @Rotary

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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