The ‘Love Your Market’ national campaign may have come to an end, however here in Oswestry we love our markets every day of the year!

This week it is Oswestry Town Market’s ‘Charity Market’ on Friday the 2nd of June at the Bailey Head, with free stalls for participating charities. Charities can use these stalls to raise awareness, offer advice, recruit volunteers, raise funds or however they wish. The Qube, Oswestry Youth Forum, Oswestry Town Council’s Free Loft Insulation Team, Severn Hospice, Music MOB, Oswestry Guide Dogs, Hector’s Greyhound Rescue and Shropshire Wildlife Trust will all be there, among many others.

Oswestry Town Council is keen to promote the town’s free loft insulation scheme at Friday’s market, which is available to owner-occupied or privately rented homes in council tax band A and B. Support is targeted to those with poor energy efficiency or with loft insulation lower than 150mm. Loft insulation may not be at the forefront of everyone’s mind during this sunny spell, however it is vitally important to help residents with the cost-of-living crisis in the long term. Claire Woolley from the ‘Keep Shropshire Warm’ team at the Marches Energy Agency comments, “Our van will be at Friday’s charity market and we’d like to help as many Oswestry residents as possible to access this free scheme. Those that can’t attend can apply for free loft insulation by completing a simple online form – or by calling 0800 1123743 or email ”.