A Parish Council represents and serves the whole community. Most communities are made up of many smaller communities, often with different interests, a Council’s duty is to serve them all. A Council balances the needs of different elements of the community to get the best results.
Each Parish Council is made up of individual Councillors who contribute to the work of the whole 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 up dated a Register of Interests and declare any interests in matters brought before the Council prior to debate. Parish Councillors’ Registers of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests can be found through this link.
The Parish Council has adopted a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest Dispensation Procedure
Councillors also have to keep a register of any gifts or hospitality accepted.
Your current Councillors are:
Please note that should you email Councillors, due to personal commitments, it may take up to 5 days to respond.
Maesbury with Aston Ward
Councillor Martin Jones
White House Cottage, Osbaston, Knockin, SY10 8HT
Tel: 07989 036708
Councillor Tony Milner
Park Mill, Maesbury Marsh, SY10 8JD.
Tel: 01691 610742
Councillor Peter Richardson
Statefield, Back Lane, Maesbury, SY10 8AX.
Tel: 01691 679932
Morda with Sweeney Ward
Councillor Janet Barlow
Bryn-y-Mapsis, Nant Lane, Morda, SY10 9AL.
Tel: 01691 658134
Councillor Les Maguire
4 Maserfield, Oswestry, SY11 1RZ.
Tel: 07595 589429
Councillor Phil May
Herons Wood, Nantmawr, SY10 9HH.
Tel: 01691 829064
Councillor Paul Milner
56 School Lane, Trefonen, SY10 9DY.
Tel: 01691 657863.
Councillor Robert Milton
Penylan View, Coed y Go, SY10 9AE.
Tel: 01691 676110.
Rhydycroesau with Llanforda Ward
Councillor Peter Davies
Summerhill, Racecourse Road, Oswestry, SY10 7PN.
Tel: 01691 652853
Councillor Shirley Jones
Lower Forest, Racecourse, Oswestry, SY10 7PR.
Tel: 01691 652836
Councillor Elliot Roberts Jones
Lima, Coed-y-Go, Oswestry SY10 9AD.
Tel: 01691 652843
Trefonen with Treflach Ward
Councillor Pam Broomby
Dolwen, Pit Lane, Treflach, SY10 9HB.
Tel: 01691 653479
Councillor John Davies
The Old Post Office, Trefonen, SY10 9DQ.
Tel: 01691 657977
Councillor Bob Kimber
Fallow Fields, Rectory Close, Trefonen, SY10 9FF.
Tel: 01691 679646
Councillor Claire Mahoney
Gwernhafod, Gwern Y Brenin, Oswestry, SY10 8AS
Tel: 07545 3765231
Every Parish Council has a Clerk, referred to in law as the Proper Officer. Over the years the roles and responsibilities of Parish Councils have changed, so has the role and responsibilities of the Clerk.
The Clerk’s overall responsibility is to carry out the policy decisions of the Council. The Clerk is akin to the chief executive of an organisation as they have overall responsibility for the administration and procedural aspects of the Council. The Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the business of the Council runs smoothly and efficiently and is conducted in accordance with the law. In some councils the Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer responsible for ensuring the Council’s financial transactions are properly administered. Indeed, the skills of a Clerk are wide and varied.
Oswestry Rural Parish Council’s Clerk 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.