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Pictured receiving the award from Sean Wilson, former Coronation Street Actor are the Mayor - Councillor J.G. Jones, Mrs C. Hawksley - Chairman of the Markets & Car Parks Committee and David Clough – Retail and Events Manager.

Oswestry Wins Top Market Award

At the awards ceremony today at Birmingham Council House, Oswestry Town Council was presented with a Great British Market Award 2015 as Oswestry Christmas Live won the category for Best Small Speciality Market.

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No Council Tax Increase

The Council have agreed that we will not increase the Town Council element of local council tax for 2015/16. The average Band D figure will remain at £69.92 that brings us income of £339,631.

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Council Support for Local Planning Concerns

The Council this week supported local residents in concerns voiced over development at Alexandra Road and tree removal at Upper Brook Street. Residents attended our Development and Planning Committee meeting to voice their concerns over two planning applications and wholehearted support was offered by members.

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Corrie Star to present Market Awards

NABMA has announced that Sean Wilson will be presenting the Great British Market Awards at the sold out Mission for Markets Conference on Thursday in Birmingham.

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Casual Vacancy - Cabin Lane Ward

An election has been requested to fill the casual vacancy following the resignation of Martin Bennett. Please download the two documents below for details.

Cabin Lane Ward

Casual Vacancy Notice - Cabin Lane Ward

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.

29 January RT @MrsMarketUK: Best Small Speciality Market goes to @OswestryMarkets #Oswestry Christmas Live… #GBMarketAwards
29 January Top Great British Market Award for Oswestry Xmas Live. With Corrie star Sean Wilson aka Martin Platt
29 January Oswestry Xmas Live wins Great British Market Award. Fantastic news putting Oswestry on the national markets map. See our website

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