This page contains information about how to become a parish councillor

What do local councillors do?

Councillors are elected to represent their local community as a member of their local council. Here in Oswestry Rural there are fifteen councillors which together form a team known as Oswestry Rural Parish Council.

If you become a councillor you will have an opportunity to make decisions on behalf of the community to help improve the locality and the lives of those who live and work within the parish of Oswestry Rural. As part of a team you can help to develop strategies and plans for the parish, comment on planning and development proposals, and help to solve local issues by working with partners towards a common goal.

Here is the Good Councillors Guide that explains the role of a councillor.

Local elections

Local elections take place every 4 years.  The last election took place on 6 May 2021.

How do I become a councillor?

If you would like to come a councillor you must be:

  • a British Citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth
  • at least 18 years of age
  • live or work in the parish of Oswestry Rural for the last 12 months

You can find out more about how to become a councillor by visiting the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Association.  You can also contact the Elections Team at Shropshire Council by phoning 0345 678 9015 or 

Election Special newsletter
Election Special newsletter

We currently have two casual vacancies for the Morda with Sweeney Ward.

Notice of casual vacancy
Notice of casual vacancy