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REMINDER : Oswestry Town Team World Café, Tue, 29th Jan

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January 28, 2013 by oswestrychamberoftrade

Oswestry Town Team World Café
Tuesday 29th January 2013

The Centre, Oak Street, Oswestry

Doors open from 6pm for a 6.30pm start

Light refreshments provided

Everyone interested in contributing to the future of Oswestry’s town centre is welcome.

You are warmly invited to come along to a World Café to take part in conversations that will focus on the creation of a Town Team for Oswestry and what the priorities for action in the town centre should be.

The World Café will be jointly hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the Town Council and Shropshire Council and will be facilitated by members of Project North – Shropshire Council’s business and enterprise support team in northern Shropshire.

The creation of Town Teams is a recommendation of The Portas Review – Mary Portas’ independent report to government on the future of our high streets. She sees their purpose to provide visionary, strategic and strong management of town centres and to make them accessible, attractive and safe. We can of course ‘Oswestry-fy’ this vision to make it right for our needs and aspirations.

Oswestry Chamber of Commerce, Oswestry Town Council and Shropshire Council all are keen to see the creation of a Town Team with an enthusiastic and diverse membership that can work together on all the aspects that make up a vibrant, welcoming town centre, which people consider a great place to shop and do business.

The World Café consultation will kick start the conversations that will decide who will make up the Team and what it should focus its energies on, which is why it’s really important that everyone who has an interest in the shops, homes, businesses, buildings, infrastructure, events or heritage that makes Oswestry’s town centre as special as it is, should come along and take part.

It is hoped that the Town Team will complement and add to the work already started by the Oswestry Joint Economic Board to address the town centre issues that are important to the people who live, work and shop here.

For more information about Town Teams or the World Cafe, contact Kate Garner, Shropshire Council on 01691 677318 or email katherine.macdonald@shropshire.gov.uk

If you are able to let us know that you would like to attend please do so using the contact details above, or simply turn up on the 29th – we’ll be delighted to see you.

Yours,

Oswestry Chamber of Commerce, Oswestry Town Council and Shropshire Council


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