PEOPLE in Oswestry are looking forward to the return of a popular sporting event in the town.

Oswestry Community Games returns to the town after its absence last year for the seventh time.

Taking place in Cae Glas Park, the event offers a wide range of free sporting activities for people of all ages to have a go at.

Along with the sports on offer there is music and dance from local organisations providing free activities for the day.

The idea of the games is to encourage people in Oswestry to take up a new sport or activity after trying it for the first time.

Organisers are expecting around 1,000 people in attendance, with warm and bright weather expected for the event on Sunday, September 15.

Oswestry mayor Councillor John Price is looking forward to the event.

He said: ““The Town Council, and myself as Mayor, welcome and eagerly support Oswestry Community Games.

“This is a major community event and draws in people from not only the town but the surrounding areas also.”

Among the entertainment for the day is Bartells, a local music group which will provide the music to keep us entertained through the day and Oswestry Border Counties School of Gymnastics who will again provide the closing ceremony finale.

This year’s guest of honour will be Di Carrington – a member of the Atlantic Ladies trio who rowed across the Atlantic.

Di became the oldest woman to ever complete the crossing at the age of 63.

Her chosen charity for the event this year is Relapsing Polychondritis.

Organiser Clive Knight said is also excited about the return of the event and was keen to give his thanks to those who have supported it.

He said: “Many thanks to our sponsors Wynnstay Hotel, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, Charlotte Hartey Foundation, Oswestry Town Council, Mary Hignett Bequest Fund and Oswestry Sports Forum for their financial support.

“We are also very grateful to David Davis who returns to this year’s event as MC.

“Without this help, the Games would not happen.”

The event will take place between 11am and 3.45pm.

For more information, visit the Oswestry Community Games Facebook page.