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Annual Town Meeting

Last night saw the Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Peter Cherrington, welcome speakers, Councillors and members of the public to the annual meeting of electors. It is an important meeting, one that is prescribed in law but more importantly an opportunity to hear about some of the fantastic community activity that takes place in the town.

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Your Future Careers Fair

Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry Markets’ were represented at the recent ‘Your Future Careers Fair’ held at North Shropshire College on the 13th April, organised by the Shropshire Chamber. The event was directed at young people aged 14-24 to inspire, enthuse and motivate them to think about prospective careers.

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Recognition for British Ironwork

The Mayor Councillor Peter Cherrington made a special award at the civic dinner recognising the support to local tourism and the Town Council by Clive Knowles of the British Ironwork.

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National Leader Praises Town Council

Dr Jonathan Owen, Chief Executive of the National Association of Local Councils attended the Oswestry Town Council Dinner as principal guest of the Mayor.

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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.

26 April RT @BritishIronwork: Big thank you to @OswestryTC for all of our support and thank you @advertizer for a beautiful write up #civicaward
25 April RT @joolspayne: In fascinating meeting with @ShropCouncil @OswestryChamber @OswestryTC assessing BID for Oswestry
25 April RT @OswestryLibrary: Thanks to @OswestryTC mayor Peter Cherrington + @CABshropshire for supporting #health day here with @RotaryOswestry

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