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May 2024

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

New mayor appointed as community leader is recognised for contributions to the borough

Councillor Clare Kozlowski was elected to the position during a Mayor Making ceremony at the council’s Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

As You Like It and Errol's Garden are coming to the Botanic Garden

Outdoor performances are taking place in Oadby's Botanic Garden this summer

Monday, 20 May 2024

A new play area for Brocks Hill!

Work to install a new junior play area is starting this week at Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby.

Friday, 17 May 2024

Medieval fair headlines St Wistan’s Day celebrations in Wigston

Re-enactments, an encounter with an Anglo-Saxon fletcher, performances from Morris dancers and a Punch & Judy show will all feature at a fun-filled medieval fair in Wigston.

Friday, 17 May 2024

The fair is coming to South Wigston!

Bring your family or friends and head down to Blaby Road Park, South Wigston, on bank holiday weekend to enjoy all the fun of the fair from Friday 24 to Monday 27 May!

Tuesday, 14 May 2024

New scheme to help residents reduce energy bills and install energy-efficient measures

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council Hundreds of households across Leicestershire could benefit from tailored help and advice about energy efficiency improvements, and how to access grants and funding to pay for their..

Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Open-air Shakespeare and more planned for summer events at Oadby oasis

The University of Leicester has revealed the annual summer events programme at the Botanic Garden, in Oadby.

April 2024

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Free patient transport for Covid-19 vaccinations

To help people who are unable to travel to a vaccination clinic, a free patient transport service is now available.

Friday, 19 April 2024

Come along to the Wigston Framework Knitters Museum craft fair!

From 10am - 4pm on Saturday 27 April.

Thursday, 18 April 2024

Beacon lighting to commemorate 80th anniversary of D-Day in Oadby & Wigston

Commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day at a special country park event.

Friday, 5 April 2024

Armed Forces Breakfast - Saturday 4 May

All veterans and serving personnel in Oadby & Wigston are invited to enjoy a free breakfast on Saturday 4 May from 11am – 2pm, hosted by Oadby & Wigston Borough Veteran Support.

Thursday, 4 April 2024

Menphys awarded top prize in borough’s Easter shop front competition

Menphys in Wigston has been revealed as the winner of the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) Easter Shop Front Competition.

Wednesday, 3 April 2024

Public drop-ins planned as borough council opens consultation on new Local Plan

A series of information drop-ins are being planned to help people in the Borough of Oadby & Wigston make informed comments on the borough’s emerging new Local Plan.

Wednesday, 3 April 2024

Have your say and help us make space for nature

People are being asked for their priorities to help shape an ambitious new nature strategy for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

March 2024

Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Website launches to bring Joy to people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Joy, a free health and wellbeing support website, is set to be launched this Easter (Friday 29 March) to support people living and working in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland (LLR). Funded by the local NHS, Joy combines services provided by..

Monday, 25 March 2024

Wigston Pool to get carbon footprint boost thanks to solar panels

The council has secured £184,000 of funding to install solar panels on the roof of Wigston Pool and Fitness Centre through the government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund (SPSF).

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Join the Great Egg-Scape this Easter!

Are you looking for a fun and free activity for the family this Easter holiday? The Great Egg-Scape trail has arrived in South Wigston, Wigston and Oadby - you just need your smartphone to go on a virtual adventure! Scan the QR codes which you can..

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Local u3as unite

Oadby & Wigston u3a is joining with neighbouring Great Glen u3a on 1 April

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Taste the Place this Easter Holiday!

Looking for something to do this Easter? Why not explore Oadby & Wigston's food and drink highlights, or pick up a picnic from some of our local businesses?!

Thursday, 14 March 2024

Congratulations to the Elliott Hall Volunteer Award winners!

On Sunday 10 March the High Sheriff of Leicestershire Mrs Henrietta Chubb JP visited Elliott Hall in South Wigston to present the High Sheriff award to both Carl Walter and Rob Elliott for the outstanding contribution they have made to the community..

Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Celebrate heritage at the University of Leicester!

The University of Leicester are hosting a Heritage Hub event on their campus on Saturday 23 March.

Thursday, 7 March 2024

Council steps in to ensure abandoned eyesore is turned into high quality new homes

The Hat & Cap Factory is just one of the empty buildings in the borough that OWBC has brought back into use, something the council is raising awareness of during national Empty Homes Week (4-11 March)

Monday, 4 March 2024

You can now book a video appointment to speak to our Customer Services team

Using our online form you can book an appointment slot for the same day, or up to seven days in the future.

Monday, 4 March 2024

An invitation to ‘A conversation on… a different ending’ with the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

This ‘A conversation on’ event is for everyone with an interest in end-of-life care

February 2024

Friday, 23 February 2024

Sustainable budget set by borough council

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has set a balanced budget for 2024/25 despite a backdrop of local and national financial challenges for local authorities. The budget was agreed at the Full Council meeting on Thursday (22 February) and will..

Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Drop-in events for people affected by recent storms

Communities impacted by recent flooding are being supported through a series of drop-in events.

Friday, 16 February 2024

Oadby recognised for fight against plastic pollution

Oadby has been accredited as a Plastic Free Community, recognising local residents’ commitment to tackling single-use plastic and making the town a more environmentally friendly place to live and work.

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Financial Reports 2021-22

The council's audited financial report for the year 2021-2022 is now available for inspection.

Monday, 12 February 2024

Rising sports stars urged to apply for talent scheme fronted by Olympians

Up-and-coming athletes in Oadby & Wigston are being given the chance to take their careers to the next level – in an Olympic and Paralympic year – with Everyone Active's Sporting Champions scheme.

Thursday, 8 February 2024

New project to tackle air quality in South Wigston

A new project has launched this year to tackle poor air quality that is thought to be having a detrimental effect on health in areas of South Wigston, including among children.

Monday, 5 February 2024

Donation supports council’s Roll of Honour restoration effort

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has recently led on restoration work to repair and rejuvenate the Wigston Roll of Honor Memorial positioned near All Saints Church in Wigston.

January 2024

Monday, 29 January 2024

Have your say at our Residents' Forums!

Want to hear the latest news, learn what's on and have your say on topics such as wellbeing and anti-social behaviour?

Friday, 26 January 2024

Borough Council achieves excellence award for putting customers first

Thanks to its ‘commitment to putting customers at the heart of service delivery’ Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has landed the Customer Service Excellence award for the fourth consecutive year.

Friday, 26 January 2024

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Today we hosted a service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at Peace Memorial Park, Wigston - thank you to all who attended.

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

Resilience chair thanks voluntary groups for flooding support efforts

Community groups, charities and volunteers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being thanked for the vital role they played in supporting flood-hit communities.

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

Help us to shape our Climate Change Strategy

We are inviting local residents to comment on our Draft Climate Change Strategy.

Thursday, 18 January 2024

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

All are welcome to join our service on Friday 26 January.

Wednesday, 17 January 2024

Community Action Partnership's driver appeal

The team at the Community Action Partnership Leicester & Leicestershire are appealing for volunteer drivers in the Oadby & Wigston area.

Monday, 15 January 2024

JUST Get Involved returns for 2024!

JUST Get Involved, a popular women’s physical activity programme is back and this time in Oadby & Wigston District! JUST offers women aged 18+ the chance to join over 100 local classes across south Leicestershire, with everything from Zumba and..

Friday, 12 January 2024

Drop in Covid vaccination clinic for 5-11 year olds - Sunday 14 January

*Shared in partnership with the NHS* An opportunity for 5-11 year olds to get their Covid vaccine in Leicester this weekend. All details are in the poster below...

Wednesday, 3 January 2024

All borough veterans are invited to an Armed Forces Breakfast!

On Saturday 17 February at the Royal British Legion

December 2023

Thursday, 21 December 2023

1,000 free trees gifted to residents and community groups in Oadby & Wigston

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has given away 1,000 free trees to residents, community groups and schools this December to help make the borough greener and encourage local people to contribute to our climate change efforts.

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

The Handmade Elephant scoops top prize in borough’s annual Christmas shop front competition

The Handmade Elephant in Wigston has been revealed as the winner of the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) Christmas Shop Front Competition.

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Christmas waste collection dates

Details of any changes to Christmas collection dates can be found on our waste and recycling page.

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Budget consultation 24/25

Every year the Council must set a balanced budget. We do this by assessing what changes we need to make to last year’s budget, based on our plans for the future and expected changes to our income or expenditure, and presenting a new budget for..

Wednesday, 13 December 2023

Borough council making tough decisions to deliver balanced budget

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has made a number of key and difficult decisions in order to deliver a balanced budget for 2024/25. Like many other councils across the country, OWBC is facing unprecedented financial challenges due to..

Thursday, 7 December 2023

Weather warning as residents urged to be 'flood aware'

*Shared on behalf of Leicestershire County Council Residents and businesses are being encouraged by the county council to be ‘flood aware’ as further rain spells are expected this week. There's a yellow warning in place for the whole of the..

Monday, 4 December 2023

£1,000 in Love2shop vouchers must be won this weekend by Oadby & Wigston Community Lottery ticketholders!

£1,000 in Love2shop vouchers up for grabs this Saturday 9 December!

Friday, 1 December 2023

Free trees for residents of Oadby & Wigston – apply for yours now!

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) is giving away 1,000 free trees to residents this December

November 2023

Friday, 24 November 2023

Our Christmas Shop Front Competition is now open!

A local businesses are invited to enter their festive displays!

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