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Oswestry Town Centre – an analysis report

“An audit of businesses operating in Oswestry’s main shopping streets was undertaken in September 2020 as part of an on-going piece of research reviewing the vibrancy of Shropshire’s main market towns and key settlements. The research was begun in 2019, with Oswestry centre first audited in August 2019. The objective of these audits is to provide a snapshot of the vitality of the town.

The research also aims to monitor change over time. The functionality of the High Street has been changing for some time, and through 2020 and into 2021 the coronavirus pandemic has posed additional challenges to High Street businesses. The 2020 audits for all towns took place in September, following the first national lockdown. Non-essential retail and hospitality businesses were able to trade at this time (albeit with strict social distancing measures in place).”