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OYMF 2015 – An outstanding success

That was the message from competitors, parents, music teachers and supporters of Oswestry Youth Music Festival. The Final Concert of the Oswestry Youth Music Festival took place on Sunday 1st March at Christchurch The Overall Winner of the Junior section was Gabriel Tranmer playing the Tuba. He won The Gull Award and was also awarded a bursary of £100, kindly donated by Oswestry Town Council.

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Cross Street – Empty Retail Properties

There have been a number of complaints and concerns that have been addressed to the Town Council and The Mayor in recent months about the condition of several of the empty retail properties in Oswestry, particularly in Cross Street. The Council has made the town centre and its viability a core area in its recently adopted Corporate Plan.

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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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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.

03 March Big thanks to the Committee and volunteers that made Osw Youth Music Festival such a success. Especially to Cynthia Hawksley and Sue Turner
03 March Don't forget that we start a new Friday outdoor market this week. Come and support it as we continue to put markets into Oswestry.
03 March Osw Youth Music Festival organised by the Town Council has been described as a great success. Story on our website.

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