Oswestry Town Council’s appeal as new website launched

Oswestry Town Council has launched its new website – and the public is being asked to help spot any teething problems.

Town mayor Martin Bennett said the council was ‘moving with the times’ by launching the site www.oswestry-tc.gov.uk

And he invited residents to contact the council if they found any glitches.

Councillor Bennett said: “We launched a new website because technology moves year by year.

“We wanted to create a website which keeps Oswestry people up to date with the council and what the council is doing.

“Bearing in mind how quickly we got it up and running there may be glitches and we would appeal to the public to have a look at the site and let us know if they spot any problems.

“We are asking residents to visit the links and have a look at them.

“It is important to have an up to date website. Getting a website up and running is one of the challenges but the bigger challenge is to keep it up to date and that is again where the public can help.

“If they have any news or information they want it on the website they should get in touch with us.

“We have a very small staff for the number of activities that we do as a council so the public can really help us by passing on information.”

The new website is full of information about the council, its history and also how to contact councillors. On the site people can find details of all the council meeting agendas and past minutes.

The site also makes a plea for residents to attend meetings particularly the 15-minute public session at the start of each council and committee meeting.

Also on the website is a form that residents can return offering views and ideas.