21/07/2021 - Permalink

Get hands on and help shape the future of Oswestry

Related topics: Economic growth

How would you like to get hands on and help us shape the future of Oswestry?

A series of in-person engagement events have been organised as we develop the Oswestry Masterplan – and we want you to come and help us.

Members of the Future Oswestry Group will be on hand at a series of events designed for residents, workers and visitors to tell us what they like and what could be improved about the town and what their aspirations are.

The group will have a stall on the market on Bailey Head on Wednesday 28 July 2021; Friday 30 July and Wednesday 1 September.

In addition, a stand will also be on Festival Square on Saturday 31 July and Saturday 4 September.

Councillor Steve Charmley, Chairman of the Future Oswestry Group, said:

“We are really excited to be taking another step forward with the Oswestry Masterplan and this will be a great chance to actually get out there and talk face to face with the public about what they want.

“We want to hear your views on what you like and what you want to see happen differently. We are here to listen and will take all views on board.

“You can take a look at the documents, chat to myself and officers and leave your feedback.”

Ed Potter, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, said:

“This is a really exciting time for Oswestry and the masterplan will set out a vision for the future – therefore it is really important you come and get involved.

“The masterplan will highlight areas of potential development and think about how we want town to operate in the future. Ongoing discussions will help further shape potential proposals and actions that could and should be worked up in the short, medium and long term.”

The Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Mark Jones, said:

“I’d encourage people to visit the stall and to give their feedback. Oswestry has a lot to offer but it’s also important to look to the future, please come along and have your say.”

Adele Nightingale, Oswestry BID Manager, added:

“The market stall is just another way for people to engage with the Masterplan, find out about it and give their thoughts, feedback and ideas. This is about the future of Oswestry and we want as many people as possible to have an opportunity to contribute, so please come along and have your say.”

As part of these face-to-face events, people will also be able to find out more about the link between The Future Oswestry Group and The Marches School, led by Student Champion Tom Lidster.

You can find out more about the Oswestry Masterplan and how you can get involved by visiting: https://shropshire.gov.uk/future-oswestry-project/oswestry-masterplan/

You can also follow the Future Oswestry Group on its new social media pages at facebook.com/futureoswestry and @futureoswestry on Twitter.