An OSWESTRY town councillor who is proposing to bring back ‘Party in the Park’ believes there is an opportunity to put a celebration event for young and old in the town.

Councillor Jay Moore, along with former mayor Cllr Paul Milner, has proposed a discussion to approve an event called ‘Oswestry Party in the Park’ which would be based in Cae Glas Park as well as across the town’s many pubs from around 12noon to midnight.

The proposal will be heard at today’s (Wednesday’s) council market’s meeting.

Cllr Moore insists he wants it to be a local event, meaning only using businesses from the town and feels it is a chance to give young people a chance to enjoy what Oswestry has to offer, as well as taking opportunities for themselves.

“I proposed that we bring it back,” said Cllr Moore. “It’s something for everyone in the town and I think that because after the Balloon Carnival, we’ve shown we can run this type of event for the community.

“It’s a great opportunity to engage with young people. I’m proposing that the park isn’t staffed with police or security, and doesn’t have fences, but that we get plenty of youth workers in there to engage with them.

“I want to create a positive atmosphere from minute one and that’s how it should be.

“I started an online petition on social media to gauge support for the Party in the Park. I didn’t really push it that much but pretty soon is had 500 signatures of support on social media, and they are interested in having it.

“I’ve also spoken to lots of businesses about their support for the park.

“I want to see it taken out of the park in the night too, and including all the pubs in the town.

“I want the main part of the day in Cae Glas Park to be for families but then if anyone wants to stay out, they go to the pubs in the town.

“Also, I’m proposing that we keep it local with food and drink to come from here and not be brought in.”

Cllr Moore also proposed that a donations system for entry would be used, as similar to the Balloon Carnival, which would be used to covers payments costs and expects to find corporate sponsors for the main stages.

The ‘Party in the Park’ was a staple feature of the Oswestry calender in the mid-2000s with many in the town and surrounding areas attending.