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28 September 2023

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Rhydycroesau 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).

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

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 –

Shropshire Council - Customer Services Consultation


March 2023
Shropshire Council - Customer Services Consultation

Customer Service Centre Opening Times Consultation

Shropshire Council is consulting on proposed changes to its Customer Service Centre (CSC) opening times.The Customer Service Centrehandles telephone and other forms of contact from customers for around 50 different council services and is currently open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The Customer Service Centre handles some complex issues for Shropshire’s residents in relation to Adult Social Care, concerns for children, risk of homelessness or financial crisis affecting families. These types of contact from people will always need a skilled adviser and will not be affectedby the proposed changes.However many other calls are for the more “generalist” side of Shropshire Council’s Customer Service Centre (CSC) and are for relatively simple requests that can be made another way, particularly using online requests.It is the opening hours for these services that form the proposal for change. Existing calls data has been used to identify proposed changes in opening times. Under proposals, the CSC would still be open six hours a day, five days a week for those who still want to contact the council this way but there are different options. The consultation seeks views on the options for proposed opening times.

Opens: 13th March for 6 weeks

Closes: 23rd April 2023

How you can give your views:

· Online at (opens Monday)

· If you can’t go online, copies of the consultation are available at the following Shropshire Council libraries; Bayston Hill, Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Gobowen, Library at the Lantern, Ludlow, Market

Drayton, Much Wenlock, Oswestry, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, Wem and Whitchurch

· At Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Local sites in Ludlow and Shrewsbury

If you would like the survey in an alternative format, please to request a copy or call 0345 678 9077 and explain any support you need to allow you to respond.

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