09/11/2020 - Permalink

Rallying call for residents to shape the future of Oswestry

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A rallying call has been made to get residents to help shape an ambitious future for Oswestry before a wide-reaching survey ends this week.

The Future Oswestry Group, which is made up of Shropshire Council, Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry BID, is aiming to develop a masterplan for the town to support its future as a thriving and resilient place.

The group has been running a survey for the past three weeks, but it closes on Friday 13 November 2020, meaning those who have not yet taken part only have a few days left to get involved.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for assets, economic growth and regeneration, and Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council, said:

“Time is running out for people to help us shape the future of Oswestry – and I really can’t emphasise enough how important it is for you to have your say.

“We are creating a masterplan for Oswestry which we want to shape the future of the town. It will show areas we think can be developed, ways we can showcase certain areas of town better and aspirations to attract more people and help boost the economy.

“But we want to have as many people’s ideas on board as possible, to ensure the masterplan is more representative of the wants and needs you have.

“Have a think about what you like about Oswestry, what you think could be better or how can make more of what we have here.

“One of Shropshire Council’s aims is to target economic growth in our towns and that will play a big part of this.

“So please have a think and log on to have your say before Friday’s deadline.”

The survey is easy to navigate and can be completed in as little as a few minutes, but every response will help us shape the future of the town.

All responses will be anonymous, although we do ask some profile questions at the end to help us understand who we have engaged. You can skip any questions, but the more questions you answer, the more feedback we will receive and the more important that information will be in shaping the future of the town. You will need to press ‘submit’ at the end for us to receive your responses.

To take part in the survey, visit: https://giveyourviews.typeform.com/to/oBuA6yPG