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23 February 2023
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30 March 2023
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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).

The Tony Cheetham Community Service Award for 2022

has been awarded to Will Baker in recognition of the voluntary work he carries out in Maesbury Marsh.  He regularly cuts the grass verges and keeps the locality tidy and in good condition.  Thanks Will and congratulations.

Will (pictured right) receiving his award from Chairman, Cllr. Martin Jones.

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

Community Grants


January 2023
Community Grant

Each year Oswestry Rural Parish Council awards grants to voluntary organisations and community groups, which in the opinion of the council is in the interests of the local community.

All applications are considered on their individual merits and grants are awarded in accordance with how the council considers funding to be of benefit to the local community.

Please see attached policy and application form for completion.

Road Closure

Broomhall Lane, Oswestry


January 2023
Road Closure

Start Date:7th February 2023

End Date:17th April 2023

Purpose:Excavate to install 370m of new 150mm sewer pipework and 7 manhole chambers - Road Closure.

Works Promoter: United Utilities Water

Works Promoter Ref:HZ70380063034-ADV0091-01

Enforcement pattern for Broomhall Lane, Oswestry:
24 hrs

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

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