A HERITAGE celebration has been granted a a last-minute cash boost.

Oswestry councillors have agreed a £5,000 grant for the Heritage Open Day events.

Mark Hignett, on behalf of Oswestry Town Museum, told the council in a application form that the funding was needed to "plug a gap" caused by late notification of an unsuccessful funding application.

Established in 1994, Heritage Open Days has grown into England's largest heritage festival.

Every September around 40,000 volunteers help organise 5,000 Heritage Open Days events across the country.

Oswestry Town Museum is one of several organisations holding events, holding regular meetings since October 2017.

Mr Hignett told councillors at the finance and general purposes committee on Monday that the museum had been "dropped in it a little bit" and added that it would be a pity if events such as bus tours had to be cancelled at this late stage.

Cllr Vince Hunt said that he thought the council should approve the application for £5,000 towards the total project cost of £15,000.