What Do We Do?
Oswestry Town Council is headed by a Mayor and 17 councillors with service delivered by a Town Clerk. The council is one of the largest authorities of its type in the country and manages the indoor and outdoor markets, Cae Glas Park, three car parks, the Guildhall, a cemetery, allotments, and the town’s archives. The council also delivers a programme of public events, conducts charitable fundraising, and organises floral displays around town in the summer and festive lights in midwinter.
Latest Oswestry Town Council Initiatives
- Leads the delivery of the town’s CCTV system working with West Mercia Police and Oswestry BID.
- Funds the weekly youth club and mental health support at the Marches School.
- Developed an Oswestry Youth Forum in partnership Shropshire Youth Association.
- White Ribbon accredited, supporting the campaign to end all violence against women.
- Funded eight vehicle-activated speed signs in Oswestry.
- Established a partnership to improve communication between the community and the police.
- Facilitates community meetings to provide the public with opportunities to question key decision makers.
- Helped to plant over 6000 trees as part of Shropshire’s net zero carbon target.
- Capital projects include a new accessible ramp at Horsemarket carpark, improved central carpark exit and fully accessible public toilets.
- Funded improvements to shopfronts in the Town Centre and to historic alleyways as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone Programme.