The Council

Oswestry Town Council is an extremely pro-active Council with a wide ranging and varied portfolio.

Its range of functions include management of 3 town centre car parks, retail markets, Visitor Centre, Cae Glas Park and Oswestry Cemetery.

Also it looks after closed churchyards, Brogyntyn Park, Guildhall (including Archives store), Oswalds Well, Castle Bank and Oswestry Smithfield land. Its ownership of land also includes the Home Bargains and Edinburgh Woollen Mill stores at Cross Market.

It promotes various activities such as hanging baskets and floral displays (achieving through the Oswestry in Bloom Committee, a gold award for the last seven years), Christmas Music Live and town centre lighting displays and Brogyntyn Park Bonfire night.

The Council manages in excess of 500 town centre street lights and takes an active role in all planning issues.

Car Parks

Comprises Central, Smithfield Street and Horsemarket Car Parks.

Central Car Park

Formerly the site of the Oswestry Smithfield. Now the town's major shopper's car park with 483 spaces (plus 24 disabled bays). The car park is convenient to the town centre and local tourist attractions. Low cost, short-stay parking ensures continuing usage and popularity.

The Horsemarket

Is the site of the Council's retail markets and a short-stay shopping car park offering 147 spaces (plus 8 disabled bays).

Smithfield Street Car Park

Opened in 1997 as part of the agreement with J. Sainsbury, this 90 Space Town Centre short stay car park was a major acquisition for the Town. Ideally located in close proximity to the Argos store. 2 disabled parking bays are also provided.

Oswestry Cemetery

Following the dissolution of Oswestry Burial Joint Committee on 31 March 2008, Oswestry Town Council have assumed responsibility for administration of Oswestry Cemetery at a cost in excess of £100,000 per annum. The contact number for enquiries regarding the Cemetery is (01691) 652 013.

The Cemetery has in excess of 22,000 interments.

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Contacting Oswestry Town Council

You can contact the council via any of the methods below:

Oswestry Town Council,
The Guildhall,
SY11 1PZ

Tel: 01691 680222

E-mail: enquiries(at)

Twitter: @OswestryTC
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