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Sign up for new Friday Market

With the first signs of Spring the Council has decided to add to its market offer and trial a regular outdoor market on the Bailey Head each Friday with the exception of the monthly Farmers’ Market date. If successful then we hope to integrate the two markets using the Bailey head and Horsemarket.

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Mayor attack on empty shops

The Mayor Councillor John Gareth Jones has attacked the condition of certain empty shop fronts in Oswestry following concerns from a local school, U3A and a local business man John Read in just a two week period.

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Oswestry Youth Music Festival 2015

This annual competition was first introduced in 1977. This year the event runs from Thursday 26th February to Sunday 1st March, 2015 and as usual, there are classes for all – from beginners to experts, from singers to instrumentalists, from solo to bands.

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Thanks to Oswestry U3A

The Council today enjoyed an excellent 90 minute question and answer session with the 150 members of Oswestry U3A at their weekly meeting at the Memorial Hall.

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Election Information

Please find below the Timetable of Proceedings for the Carreg Llwyd Ward vacancy

Timetable of Proceedings


Please see below the Statement of Persons Nominated for the election as a Town Councillor for Oswestry Town Council, Carreg Llwyd Ward.

Statement of Persons Nominated - Carreg Llwyd 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.

27 February Remember Osw Youth Music Festival today. Come and support our wonderful young musical talent.
27 February Oswestry Health Board today chaired by Owen Paterson. Good to see him bringing all our county health providers together in Oswestry.
22 February We have an election to fill the vacancy in the Carreg Llwyd ward. Good to see candidates interested in working for the benefit of the town.

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