PLANS are afoot to devise a new showcase for Oswestry tourist attractions.

Clive Knowles, of the British Ironwork Centre, has appealed to the public to suggest attractions that should be included on a new tourist map of the town.

He said: "We want the public to get in touch with us over anything they believe is an important gem or asset or of historic value that any visitors to Oswestry can visit, see and express that we can ensure it's then built into the map."

Mr Knowles said that the benefit of the map "has to be to drive more visitors into the centre of Oswestry".

"We want people to experience and really love it as much as we do and the local people do."

He added that the Oswestry Borderlands Tourism Town Map was reproduced on photocopied sheets for visitors.

Mr Knowles added that the centre was engaging with the Oswestry Town Council, Oswestry Civic Society and Oswestry chamber of Commerce, as well as the BID team.

Mr Knowles told of the importance of attracting more passing tourism into the town to boost the economy.

David Preston, clerk to Oswestry Town Council said that both the council and Borderlands Tourism had produced maps, adding that BID was set to produce a website.

He added that the Oswestry Borderlands Tourism map was part of the group's 2019 brochure and was reproduced on a need basis, hailing its value to visitors calling at the Guildhall and other town outlets.

Mr Preston added that it was "always exciting to hear of new ideas and opportunities", and suggested an audit of what was available to avoid duplication and "maximise resources available".