Local News

Thoughts on Scottish Independence

As the campaign for an independent Scotland nears its end and voters prepare to make the momentous decision on whether or not the UK is better together, industry experts have forecast the potential damage to both Scotland and the UK if four centuries of the union are broken up.  I firmly believe that Scotland can remain a strong and proud nation whilst benefiting from the opportunities of being part of a greater United Kingdom.

Owen Opens Oswalds Trail with the Oswestry Ramblers

The trail which was opened to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Oswestry Ramblers  begins   at Oswestry bus station.  A clockwise route links local paths and important trails such as Offa’s Dyke and Watts Dyke and carries walkers to Morda, the Llanforda estate, the Old Racecourse, Lower Hengoed and Oswestry Hill fort along its route.

Owen Opens a Section of the Montgomery Canal

Owen Paterson MP for North Shropshire has today (19th July) officially opened a section of the Montgomery Canal in Redwith, Shropshire, which has been filled with water for the first time in almost 80 years.

Owen Discusses Shared Space in Oswestry

On Friday Cllr. Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council and Owen Paterson MP met with Ben Hamilton-Baillie to discuss the possibility for a shared space solution in Oswestry on Bailey Head.

Owen Attends the Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival

Mr Paterson opened the Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 31st May at the new refurbished Whitchurch Civice Centre. The festival featured 80 stalls offering food and drink from all across Shropshire.