The mayor of Oswestry has admitted his delight at officially opening the town's Food and Drink festival on Saturday.

Councillor John Price was joined by mayoress Cllr Joyce Barrow in Bailey Street to cut the ribbon to open the two-day festival.

Cllr Price insists events like this are crucial to promoting the town to visitors as well as showing the best of what Oswestry has to offer.

"I'm really pleased to be here on Saturday opening the Oswestry food and Drink Festival," said Cllr Price.

"The town is already buzzing and it's only just gone 10am and that was great to see.

"As people know or have been following my progress, I am losing weight for my charity event where I will be jumping out of a plane, but I have to say, the temptation of these stalls is incredible.

"It's events like these that promote Oswestry as a town, and it comes from having a positive council that promotes us, and a newspaper that supports us.

"Oswestry will grow with events like this and we have had conversations with people who say they love Oswestry so much, that they will want to retire here.

"It's great to see such a great day here."

Hundreds of people were in town to enjoy the best of food and drink, with plenty on offer for them, with Cross Street, Bailey Street and Bailey Head all packed with stalls.