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Oswestry & District Access Group

Campaigning for easy access for all

The next Access Group meeting will be held the AGM to be held on Tuesday 13th of November 2012


at Oswestry Memorial Hall. Smithfield Road Oswestry Shropshire SY11 2EG. (Telephone: 01691 655793).

The meeting will be starting at 10.30am and anyone with an interest in improving accessibility for everyone within the Oswestry area is welcome to attend. The Guest Speaker will be Retail Markets and Events Manager for Oswestry Town - Mr David Clough

Minutes of Previous Meetings

MINUTES of 2011 AGM held on the 8th of November 2011

MINUTES of meeting held on 8th of May 2012

MINUTES of meeting held on 12th of June 2012

MINUTES of meeting held on 11th of July 2012



Accessible Entrance for Oswestry Santander

The Santander Building

After years of lobbying by Oswestry and District Access Group to achieve step free access into the building which houses the Oswestry branch of Santander (formerlly the Abbey National), we are pleased to announce that Angela Bright the present Chair of the Access Group has successfully negotiated with the present management to achieve a positive outcome.

The new level entrance and internal ramp

The entrance is now fully accessible enabling all customers to conduct their transactions within the branch premises. This is a major achievement and the Access Group is grateful to the representatives from Santander who were so supportive of the need for improved accessibility.

Raising the Access Group Profile

The Access group recently had a stall at an awareness raising event held in Oswestry Market organised by the Qube Volunteer Centre. Pictured above is Angela Bright with some of the Oswestry Access guides which she handed out to people attending the market on the day.

2011 Customer Service Awards

Representatives from local businesses receiving their Access Group Awards for Accessibility at the 2011 AGM

Present Chair of the Access Group Angela Bright presented the 2011 Awards for Accessibility to representatives from local businesses that had been nominated for their excellent accessibility for all customers. The awards are given for both good physical access and a positive and helpful approach from staff members towards ensuring all visitors to the store are given a positive customer experience.

The 2011 Customer Service awards were presented to Gary Williams & Greg Hilditch (JD Wetherspoons Wilfred Owen), Kirsty Francis (Aroma Cafe Bar), Laura Thomas, Ashley Jones and Sue Powell (CO-OP, Gobowen) by Town Mayor Cynthia Hawksley. Chair Angela Bright and Vice Chair Margaret Chamberlain (centre front of picture) congratulated the winners .

Certificates were also awarded to Iceland, British Heart Foundation Charity Shop and Milano’s Coffee shop who were not represented at the meeting.

Classes and Events

Coffee Morning and Extend Exercise

Held at Cornerstone, Roft Street, Oswestry every Wednesday until 12 noon - cost £2.00

The exercise is suitable for most abilities as it is gentle not strenuous.