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Dr Who Competition

Congratulations go to Mr Steve Belshaw, winner of the Dr Who competition. His special designed hoodie will be posted to his house directly. Find the excellent Dr Who drawings along the upstairs corridor of the market drawn by Nigel Thomas pictured to the left of the photo.

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Best Dressed Christmas Display

The Town Mayor, Councillor John Gareth Jones, and Heather Noble, Chairman of the Oswestry Chamber of Commerce, presented the trophy to Michelle Carnell, of Shelley’ Bags, who was awarded the Best Dressed Christmas Display within Oswestry Indoor Market.

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Free Christmas Parking

A reminder that the Town Council is providing free Christmas parking between now and 24 December after 2pm daily. Sunday parking is free.

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Markets and Car Parks Committee Meeting

Due to illness the Markets and Car Parks Committee meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. A new meeting date will be rescheduled.

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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.

20 December Remember lots of market activity in the final run up to Xmas. Plenty of car parking available. Support our market traders.
20 December Nine lessons and carols at St Oswald's tomorrow at 630. A lovely occasion with great music.
20 December Remember free car parking on our car parks after 2pm until Xmas. Free car parking all day on the Bailey Head. Shop in Oswestry folks.

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 John Gareth Jones. John Gareth is a longstanding town councillor with a passion for all things Oswestry. The Mayoress is Mrs Tegwen Jones. 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