A NUMBER of financial matters at a forthcoming Oswestry Town Council meeting will be discussed in private.

The Finance and General Purposes Committee will meet at the Eastern Oswestry Community Centre on Monday (7pm – available to public and press online).

However, a number of important financial issues will be discussed away from public scrutiny, including car parking permits, the heritage Action Zone shopfront scheme and decorative lighting at Christmas.

Other items on the private agenda include property repairs at 12 The Cross and insurance contract renewals.

In the public session, the meeting will start with Inspector Claire Greenaway, from Oswestry Safer Neighbourhood Team, consulting with members to identify with top three policing concerns.

This is for the recently-launched Local Policing Community Charter.

Other items include councillors being asked to note an update on an issue with cash collection after Oswestry Town Council was told by HSBC bank that it will no longer provide a cash deposit service.

The item agenda added: "The council processes a significant volume of cash from its car parks and is investigating two potential options for a cash collecting service.

"Inevitably, this is will mean additional costs to the council and a report will be brought forward once the options have been investigated."

Town clerk Arren Roberts will update members on the requirements of acquiring White Ribbon Accreditation and will be asking the council to establish a steering group on it.

White Ribbon is an organisation dedicated to ending male violence against women with former mayor Councillor Duncan Kerr donating much of his mayoral fund to domestic abuse charities.

The meeting starts at 7pm and any members of the public wishing to watch the meeting can do so on Zoom at Meeting ID: 853 4154 3513.