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Smithfield Development

Following various local rumours and national media coverage on the future for supermarket development, the Town Council requested an update meeting with Morrisons regarding their plans for the proposed new store that is linked to cinema and other leisure activities. The Town Council is the freehold owner of the cattle market and development site.

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Council to support National Eisteddfod

The Council has agreed to make a donation of £1,000 to the National Eisteddfod of Wales as it returns to Meifod this summer.

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Top Posts Decided

The Council last night appointed new Committee Chairmen and their Deputies.

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Antiques Fair

The Mayor, Councillor Cherrington and Councillor Cynthia Hawksley, Chairman of Markets and Car Parks, met with the antique dealers at the first of the annual Antiques Fairs held on the Bailey Head on the 15th May.

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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.

21 May Sharing a market seminar today with our friends and colleagues from Ludlow. Great to share and compare on a subject that is so important.
20 May Agendas now prepared for next week. Look out for traffic light changes in Church Street and discussions on decision making in planning.
19 May Thanks to everyone that visits our Facebook page. Can you help us to get to 500 likes? Please view and click

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