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30 November 2023

Personnel Committee Meeting

Trefonen Village Hall Thursday 6:10 pm View Details
30 November 2023
Trefonen Village Hall Thursday 6:00 pm View Details

Oswestry Rural Parish Council 

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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

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October 2023
Shropshire Polling Review

Shropshire Council is due to commence a review of polling districts and polling places in accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended).

Representations are invited from stakeholders, partners and other interested parties such as electors, elected members, local political parties and organisations that have expertise in relation to access to premises for people with different forms of disability.

I would like to invite the Council to consider this review and make comments, if required, on polling places within your parish.

When making suggestions, please ensure the following:

  1. That electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances, and;
  1. As far as is reasonable and practicable, that polling places are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled, and, when designating a polling place, have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

The review commences on 2 October 2023 and the deadline for the submission of comments is 30 October 2023. This will allow for sufficient time to enable any alterations to be made to the revised register before it is published. A report outlining findings and final recommendations will be submitted to Council on 14 December 2023.

Hedge Creation Sites in Shropshire


August 2023

Call out for Hedge Creation Sites in Shropshire!

CPRE Shropshire are seeking sites where they can plant new, native hedgerows this winter in the county.

They do not plant in garden settings, but are keen to find smallholdings, farms, community spaces, wildlife reserves/projects that are interested in having a new hedgerow this winter. Hedges are provided totally free of charge and the hedge whips are sourced locally in Shropshire. Planting is done by volunteers with an experienced lead. Tree guards are provided if needed. Unfortunately, our budget does not extend to providing livestock fencing.

We are also seeking existing (young – up to 15 years old) hedgerows that would be suitable for hedge-laying training for beginners.

Contact Sarah Jameson, CPRE Shropshire, for more information –

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