Moves to bring a town crier to Oswestry are moving forward.

The initiative was proposed by the Markets Champion Group last year in a bid to help promote events, the market and the town itself.

Oswestry hasn't had a town crier since the late 1980s.

A report by David Clough to the town council's Town Centre, markets and Services Committee, says: "The introduction of a town crier could have many benefits to Oswestry.

"Not only will events and information be publicised but a town crier has the ability to improve the visitor experience to the town."

The position would be of an honorary volunteer, but duties could also include private bookings, while around £500 will be spent on the attire which will include the traditional costume that features a hat and bell.

If supported by members when they meet on Wednesday, the job will be advertised.