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26 May 2022

Parish Council Meeting

Trefonen Village Hall Thursday 7:00 pm View Details

Oswestry Rural Parish Council 

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The website for Oswestry Rural Parish Council

Welcome to the website for Oswestry Rural Parish Council where you can find out about the activities of the Council and information about the parish.
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Oswestry Rural Parish is divided into 5 wards: Maesbury with Aston Ward with 580 electors, Morda with Sweeney Ward with 1,548 electors, Rhydycroesau with Llanforda Ward with 197 electors, Sychtyn Ward with 84 electors and Trefonen with Treflach Ward with 1,021 electors making a total electorate of 3,430 (electoral figures taken from the 2016 electoral register).

Parish councils are closest to the people. As the first tier in local government a parish council is an elected body made up of councillors who are volunteers. Parish councils are responsible for the most local matters. They raise funds through a “precept”  which is collected with the council tax each year  and is spent on improving facilities and services for local people.

Parish councils were first created under the Local Government Act 1894 and as they are created in law, they can only act within the law by exercising those powers and functions, which have been conferred on them by Statute (i.e. Acts of Parliament).

Beware of a £150 rebate SCAM

The government has announced that households in England in council tax bands A to D will receive a £150 rebate on their bills as compensation for rising energy costs.

Shropshire Council is waiting for government guidance on how to allocate the money, but is aware that residents are being called asking for their bank details. THIS IS A SCAM.

Please DO NOT pay any fees or provide any information such as bank details or date of birth if asked.

Shropshire Council is in the process of making payments to eligible households and further information can be found here.

Enquiries should be directed to

The Tony Cheetham Community Service Award 2022

Nominations are now being sought for this year’s Tony Cheetham Community Service Award. These can come from anyone you consider merits an Award for having made a significant contribution to their local community. The person or group must live or work within the parish of Oswestry Rural. Nominations for a paid employee within a company/organisation/charity within the parish must be supported by evidence that their efforts add significant contribution to the social well-being of the parish beyond the requirements within their job description.

Download the nomination form.

The winner of this Award will be chosen by the parish council based on the information you provide.

The closing date for nominations is 20 May 2022.

The Queen's Green Canopy

In honour of the Queen's Jubilee year the Parish Council has planted 3 trees in Trefarclawdd cemetery, two Oak trees and one Cherry tree.

John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner, West Mercia Police wants your views

You can respond via this link.

History, Charm & Community Spirit

Latest Parish News

Road closure at Trepennal to Tramway Farm

Trepennal to Tramway Farm, Crickheath


August 2022
Road closure

There will be a temporary road closure to enable Openreach to carry out essential works to swap a replacement pole in the verge.

Diversion route.

Temporary road closure at Wern Y Wiel



July 2022
Road closure

There will be a temporary road closure at Wern Y Wiel, Treflach to enable Openreach to renew poles.

Diversion route.

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