The Parish Council represents and serves the whole community of Oswestry Rural including smaller communities with varying interests.
Oswestry Rural Parish Council consists of 15 Councillors who are volunteers who contribute to the work of the Council by:
- suggesting ideas
- engaging in constructive debate
- responding to the needs and views of the community
- representing their constituents
- behaving in an ethical way and being open about interests
- commenting on proposals to ensure the best outcome
- voting – to enable the Council to make decisions
All Councillors agree to abide by the Council’s Code of Conduct
Councillors must complete and keep an up to date Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and declare any undisclosed interests prior to participating in discussions at Council meetings.
The Parish Council has adopted a DPI Dispensation Procedure May 2020
Your current Councillors are:
Maesbury with Aston Ward
Councillor Martin Jones (Vice Chairman)
Tel: 07989 036708
Councillor Tony Milner
Tel: 01691 610742
Councillor Peter Richardson
Tel: 01691 679932
Morda with Sweeney Ward
Councillor Phil May
Tel: 01691 829064
Councillor Robert Milton
Tel: 01691 676110
Rhydycroesau with Llanforda Ward
Councillor Peter Davies
Tel: 01691 652853
Trefonen with Treflach Ward
Councillor John Davies
Tel: 07980 680845
Councillor Bob Kimber
Tel: 01691 679646
Councillor Paul Milner (Chairman)
Tel: 07581 223599
All Parish Councils have a Clerk, referred to in law as the Proper Officer. The role and responsibilities of Parish Councils vary in accordance with the population they serve and the services they are responsible for. Therefore the role and responsibilities of the Clerk will vary from council to council.
As the chief executive officer the Clerk’s overall responsibility is to carry out the policy decisions of the Council. The Clerk has overall responsibility for the administration of the Council and is responsible for ensuring that its business is carried out efficiently and in accordance with the law. In some councils the Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) responsible for ensuring the Council’s financial transactions are properly administered.
Oswestry Rural Parish Council’s Clerk and RFO is:
Sharon Clayton MPA, BA (Hons), Fellow SLCC
64 Cherrybrook Drive, Broseley, Shropshire TF12 5SH
Please note that the Clerk works part-time and there may be a delay in responnding to any enquiries.