Oswestry area Conservative members of Shropshire Council declare support for Shrewsbury A&E

Oswestry area Conservative members of Shropshire Council, pictured at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, following the reports that operationally, it is the favoured site for a single A&E in the county.

They were joined by Oswestry Town Mayor Councillor Paul Milner.

A spokesman for the group said:

"This is a sensible and practical solution, that will be welcomed in the Oswestry Borderlands, as a two site option seems to have been ruled out.

Local Conservative members have taken a keen personal and politically realistic interest in what will best serve Shropshire overall.

Future Fit, has been ongoing for longer than expected. With A&E in place, we can concentrate on keeping people fit and looked after in their own homes and communities. This should hopefully relieve pressure on the acute services.

Having to access some non-acute services at the Princess Royal Hospital and elsewhere may be seen by some as inconvenient, but this is offset by the expertise available.

The Conservatives will continue to pay close attention to developments on this and other health issues affecting our residents.

Pictured (L-R):

Cllr Steve Charmley - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Whittington, Cllr Robert Macey - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Gobowen, Selattyn & Weston Rhyn, Cllr David Lloyd - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Gobowen, Selattyn & Weston Rhyn, Cllr Joyce Barrow - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for St Oswalds, Cllr Paul Milner - Oswestry Town Councillor andMayor, Cllr Vince Hunt - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Oswestry West, Cllr Steve Davenport - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for St Martins, Cllr John Price - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Oswestry East