Welcome to Oakengates Town Council
The Town Council would like to welcome you to our website. The site content and information is evolving as the Council seeks to provide on-line information for both residents and visitors alike. Please explore the site, which includes Your Councillor, minutes of meetings, both Full Council and Committee.
There is going to be a civil ceremony with a "drumhead" being held on Saturday 13th September 2014 starting at 1pm (1300hrs) at the Citadel, with an unveiling of the new War Memorial Plaques on the gates leading into Hartshill Park, Oakengates.
Oakengates is a town in the borough of Telford & Wrekin and the ceremonial county of Shropshire and now forms part of the new town of Telford. The parish's population back in 2001 was recorded at 8,517.
The name, Oakengates, has nothing to do with Oak or Gates but is derived from the Ancient Brythonic name for the valley which was Usc-con meaning The Lake (Usc(water) and the confluence (Cond) of two streams and from the Old Norse gata, path see gh- in Indo-European roots. A history of Oakengates was written by local historian Rev J.E.G Cartlidge, whose name is commemorated in the name of the retirement home Cartlidge House.
Oakengates has Telford's main Theatre, "The Place"; within this building are the town council's headquarters. The town has a growing reputation as offering an "all year real ale festival"; Oakengates has 3 pubs in the CAMRA guide (2013) more than many towns very much greater in size.
Oakengates Athletic FC play in the Shropshire County Premier Football League.
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THE TOWN COUNCIL
The Town Council is made up of thirteen Councillors, 9 of whom were elected in 2011, we have 4 co-opted on Councillors. The Council meets monthly in Council Chambers in The Place, Theatre Square, Oakengates, TF2 6EP. The public are welcome to attend and the calendar of forthcoming meetings can be seen on our calendar, please visit the Site Map.
The Town Council in 2011 purchased the former Woolworths building in Oakengates, which will become the home for the Council offices, chambers, community centre and will have a cafe for the public. The work on this building is on going, so watch this space for further development.
TAXI & PRIVATE HIRE COMPLAINTS
Oakengates Town Council recently had a meeting with Shropshire Council concerning the recent influx of concerns, complaints and issues relating to both taxis's and private hire companies who operate and ply their trade within the Oakengates area.
If you are one of those complainants, and notice that the taxi is licensed under Shropshire and NOT the Borough of Telford & Wrekin, then please email your complaints to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here weather to get the update weather forecast for the local area.
If you would like to tell us about something we have done well, you have a suggestion about how we could do things differently, or you need to complain, please contact us using our online feedback form.
Oakengates Town Council produces a Newsletter bi-annually, these are distributed into the community in June and November. If you have not received or require a copy of the most recent Newsletter then these are available from both the Council Offices and The Theatre, Theatre Square, Oakengates or by clicking on the link above and downloading a copy. We hope you enjoy the read, and please let us know if you have anything you would like to see in the next edition(s).
The Oakengates Job Club opened on 27 January 2011 and since then there has been a steady flow from members of the public looking for work, where the Job Club allows internet access, with new computers coming on line allowing greater access and time to search. For more information please click on the link Job Club.
If you are a charity or club that is either within Oakengates, or has members who are from the Oakengates area and you are looking to apply for a grant from Oakengates Town Council then please download the relevant forms you will need. These are (1) Application Form and (2) Application Guidance Notes.