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Good Friday Event

Good Friday Easter Event

Oswestry Market held their annual Good Friday Event on the Bailey Head supported by Churches Together. Hundreds of people visited the market and enjoyed the many activities on offer including face painting, children’s rides, market stalls, live owl displays and the forever energetic Mary Poppins, who danced and told stories all day.

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Bonfire and Fireworks Presentation

Bonfire and Fireworks Presentation

The presentation has taken place of cheques to local good causes after the annual bonfire and fireworks evening 2013. The event that was held in dreadful weather conditions was supposed to celebrate 25 years of the display and for the first time a loss was made.

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Smithfield Scheme Underway

Smithfield Scheme Underway

Work is advancing well on the Smithfield development. Pictured is Chairman of Oswestry Livestock Market Roy Jones looking out on ground works carried out to date.

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Oswestry – a Fantastic Place to be

Oswestry – a Fantastic Place to be

That is the message from the Mayor Councillor Chris Schofield speaking at the Council’s Annual Civic Dinner. Pictured is the Mayor and Mayoress – Mrs Val Schofield with the guest speaker the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP and Secretary of State at DEFRA and Mrs Honourable Rose Paterson.

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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.

23 April Mayor's report to Town Meeting highlights the many influences of the council in the life of the town.
23 April Fascinating talk by Sara Downs on town archives and cemetery heritage project at town meeting
23 April Annual Town meeting tonight. Reports and discussion

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 this year is Councillor Chris Schofield and the Mayoress is Mrs Val Schofield. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor J. Gareth Jones, pictured above. The Mayor and Mayoress will be delighted to attend any events being held in the town to meet local residents and explain about the work of the Council.