A PROPOSAL to have a footbridge put in place at a busy Oswestry roundabout will be discussed at a busy meeting of Oswestry Town Council on Wednesday evening.

Councillors will discuss an email received from highways contractor WSP, acting on behalf of Shropshire Council, regarding the proposal from Shropshire Council for a footbridge to be installed at Mile End Roundabout.

The proposal would see the footbridge constructed across the northern A5 arm of the junction.

Calls were made for a footbridge to be included in previous plans to upgrade the roundabout, which is set to be developed from November.

Councillors have been asked to give feedback on the footbridge proposal.

The email from WSP reads: “Following the forthcoming upgrade to Mile End Roundabout, a footbridge has been proposed by Shropshire Council across the northern A5 arm of the junction.

“As a stakeholder/local user group who may have an interest in the pedestrian, cycle or horse-riding facilities in the vicinity of Mile End Roundabout in Oswestry, I am writing to you to see if you have any feedback regarding the provision for non-motorised users in the vicinity of this junction.

“If so, please respond to this email. Please note that any feedback provided will be incorporated into a ‘Walking, Cycling and Horse-Riding Assessment’ report which will be circulated to Highways England and Shropshire Council, and which will also be in the public domain (although names and addresses will be redacted).”

The council will also discuss the possibility of employing two new members of staff through the use of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

At the July meeting, the council adopted a notice of motion in the name of Councillor Olly Rose giving a commitment to investigate the feasibility of the use of the scheme.

Online domestic abuse training sessions will also come under the spotlight at Wednesday’s meeting, with High Sheriff of Shropshire Dean Harris set to provide details on sessions being offered this October.

Sessions will be run by West Mercia Women’s Aid and Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service.

And there will also be a report from the town clerk, and the council’s retail markets and events manager, asking the council to consider the programme of events for the remainder of the financial year.

The meeting will be held on Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday. To attend the meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83977889323 with meeting ID 839 7788 9323.