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Waving Santa hits the News

We are amazed that the Facebook page for this little chap is approaching 1,400 likes. We have shared in the wonderful humour but have listened very hard.

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Waving Santa - Medical Update

We have been overwhelmed at the sadness surrounding the departure of the waving Santa to the great electrical residential home after many years of loyal and dedicated arm waving.

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Christmas Launched in Oswestry

The Bailey Head was packed as the new Christmas Lights for Oswestry were switched on by Bungle from Rainbow and the Town Mayor Councillor Peter Cherrington.

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Solemn Remembrance

Large crowds came out this morning for a service of Remembrance at the Memorial Gates led by the Vicar of St Oswald’s Parish Church, the Rev Simon Thorburn.

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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.

24 November Sadly the electrical doctor has confirmed the waving Santa is no more. He is in a retirement home! Good news. We are seeking a replacement.
20 November RT @joolspayne: Excited to see the @OswestryTC's new Christmas lights. Switch on in 2 hours *does happy dance* #Twinkleville

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

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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