At the Annual Council Meeting last night (13 May 2024), Councillor Mike Isherwood was formally elected as Mayor for the coming civic year in a formal ceremony.

Proud Oswestrian Mike has been a councillor since 2017 and represents the Castle Ward of Oswestry. He said: “I am delighted to be Oswestry’s mayor for the forthcoming year, a privilege few get to experience, and I have been looking forward to it for a long time.  I follow Cllr Olly Rose who has represented the people of Oswestry with dignity and practicality; literally getting her hands dirty with the Oswestry in Bloom team and contributing enormously to the victory in the national awards last year.”

Talking about what he loves about the town, he added: “My family moved to Oswestry when I was eight years old.  I love the town’s rich heritage, its position as a border town, the long tradition of its street and indoor markets, and the modern blend of Oswestry folk with our newer residents – from around the UK and well beyond – who have all enriched our local culture and community.  This is another Oswestry trait, community.  We care about each other.”

“My hope for my mayoral year is that I can contribute to the evolving community I will be representing, through championing and raising money for the many groups and individuals who volunteer so much time and energy to making life better for others.  I want to promote Oswestry to the wider world as the amazing place we are lucky enough to call home and most of all, I hope to meet as many of you as possible along the way, so please say hello if you see me out and about.”

The Town Mayor is elected annually by the Council based on a seniority list, and the historic title dates to 1673. The Mayor is keen to meet as many people as possible during his year in Office. He will have the support of his wife Jem Isherwood as his mayoress for the year.

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Councillor Rosie Radford will be the Deputy Mayor for the 2024/2025 civic year.

Councillor Mike Isherwood.