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Local schools launch Xmas

A big thank you to all the local schools and entertainers that provided a fantastic start to Christmas in Oswestry at the lights switch on.

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Lighting Up Oswestry

The Oswestry Christmas season has started. Switching on the lights in front of a packed Bailey Head is our local running hero Amy Hughes, the Mayor Councillor John Gareth Jones and a Minion kindly sponsored for the night by Max Spielman.

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Xmas Lights Switch On

A big thank you to everyone that came along to the start of Christmas in Oswestry as our lights were switched on by local marathon runner Amy Hughes.

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Amy to turn on Christmas Lights

Oswestry’s annual switch on of the Christmas lights is to be held on the Bailey Head on the 20th November from 4pm. Seven local schools are helping celebrate by singing carols, including Woodside, The Marches, The Derwen and Stagecoach, with James Bond, BBC Radio Shropshire, doing the announcing.

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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.

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20 November RT @JustinGriggs: @OswestryTC will provide an insight into how town councils are driving regeneration & local economic development. #FutureLocal

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