OSWESTRY town councillors have given their backing to plans for events to be held over three days for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

The day, on Friday, May 8, celebrates victory in Europe at the end of the Second World War and will be a Bank Holiday, instead of the traditional Monday, and councillors heard at last week's Markets and Town Centre meeting that there are, initially, no plans locally to mark the event.

Ideas put forward to the meeting in a report included a tea party ion the Bailey Head on the Friday, from 11am until 3pm, including a national toast at 2pm, with a number of chairs and tables provided.

The public would be encouraged to bring their own food, or enough to share, with a 1940s theme.

Also, a service on Sunday, May 10 which would include all groups within the town that normally celebrate the Armistice and this would be followed by a free music event in Cae Glas Park with picnics and music from the Porthywaen band.

There was also a request to buy bunting at a cost of around £2,000 but councillors rejected that, choosing to potentially spend that amount elsewhere.

All members agreed that an event was to be supported.

Also discussed at the meeting was a request for around £600 to help put on an event to celebrate St Oswald's, but mayor-elect, Councillor Duncan Kerr proposed that the organisers came back to the council having completed a proper grant application form.