ANYONE wishing to consider becoming a councillor in Oswestry can attend an online meeting, hosted by the town council.

The meeting, on Monday February 22 between 7-8pm, will be a virtual information session for those who might be interested in standing for election at the next meeting.

It will be led by Oswestry town mayor Councillor Duncan Kerr, Town Clerk Arren Roberts and the council's most recently-elected councillor, Les Maguire.

The aim of the session is to help potential candidates understand more about the work of the town council; to find out a little bit about the election process; find out more about the important role that elected members play in their communities and understand what it means to be a new councillor.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of all three individuals at the meeting.

A council spokesman added: "To stand for election to a local council you must be a UK or Commonwealth citizen, be at least 18 years old and be an elector of the local council.

"Or, in the past 12 months, occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary."

For more of what details will be discussed on the night, head to

To join the meeting, head to