Oswestry Town Council will return next month with two committee meetings.

At 7pm on Monday, September 2, there will be a finance and general purposes committee meeting in the Guildhall.

There will be two grant applications on the agenda, with two groups in and outside Oswestry making an application for financial assistance from the large grant scheme.

First, Oswestry Community Action (Qube), based in Oswald Road, has applied for more than £4,000 so they can set up a 10-week project with weekly one-day sessions in the 209/20 academic year, at The Marches.

The project is designed to work with participants, identified within the school, in Morda Road, to be taken to a 20-acre outdoor facility at Nant Mawr Centre for landscaping and creative activities, with the chance of a qualification at the end.

Qube added that the requested amount would fund around 70 per cent of the overall cost, while they and other stakeholders will make up the rest.

The second group looking to apply for funding is the Holroyd Community Theatre, who are looking for funding to help with the internal fitting out of the theatre.

The theatre requires new state of the art LED and DMX lighting equipment, which typically costs around £150,000, of which the theatre is requesting £10,000.

They say the new lighting is essential to future proof the theatre, as well as meet future environmental legislation and add that financial backing from Oswestry Town Council would go a long way towards endorsing the public appeal of the project.

The development and planning committee will also meet on Monday night, to discuss a number of planning applications in and around the town including an application from Specsavers to construct a new illuminated sign in Bailey Street.

Morrisons have also submitted planning permission for the construction of a number of illuminated signs at their new site in Shrewsbury Road.