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December 2021

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Oadby & Wigston car parking charges to be introduced from 4 January

Charges will come into force in council-owned car parks in Oadby & Wigston from Tuesday 4 January. The scheme has been introduced by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council to bring in income that will combat financial challenges and cuts to..

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Keeping you safe this festive season

Have fun and enjoy yourselves this Christmas – but please ensure you celebrate safely and look out for your family and friends. That’s the message from Leicestershire Police this year as the festive season fast approaches and as officers and..

November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Big Vaccination Weekend

A Big Vaccination Weekend is taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26-28

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Country Park maintains high standards as Green Flag awarded for 14th year

For the 14th consecutive year, Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby has achieved the Green Flag Award.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Christmas light switch on in Wigston - Saturday 27 November

Wigston Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday 27 November.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Christmas light switch on in Oadby - Saturday 20 November

Oadby Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday 20 November.

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Tribute to heroic airmen unveiled as part of Remembrance commemorations

A permanent reminder of a Polish aircrew’s heroic actions has been installed opposite Wigston’s Peace Memorial Park as part of today’s Remembrance Day commemorations.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Grab your free tree as Oadby & Wigston celebrates National Tree Week

Free trees are available to residents in Oadby & Wigston

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Council plans cost-saving office move that boosts green ambitions

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has announced plans to leave its council offices in a move that is expected to make significant savings in coming years.

October 2021

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Five things every employer can do to help stop the spread

A message shared from Mike Sandys, Director of Public Health for Leicestershire providing advice employers can undertake to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

New community 3G pitch opens in Oadby to boost grassroots sport

A state-of-the-art 3G pitch has been officially opened at Beauchamp College in Oadby by former England and Leicester City striker, Emile Heskey.

Friday, 1 October 2021

Former council employees jailed

*Collaborative press release with Leicestershire Police* Three women who conned a local council and a cancer charity out of thousands of pounds have been sentenced at court. Between June 2012 and April 2015, Kalvinder Garcha, Sharon Reeve and a third..

September 2021

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Gold for Oadby & Wigston at East Midlands In Bloom awards

Gold for Oadby & Wigston at East Midlands In Bloom awards

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Councils to crackdown on substance abuse

New powers have been introduced to tackle the use of psychoactive substances and ‘legal highs’, such as nitrous oxide, linked to anti-social behaviour. Concerns had been raised locally about the use of nitrous oxide – sometimes known as..

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Car parking charges - Leader's response to MP letter

On 6 September the Leader of the Borough Council John Boyce received the following letter from Neil O'Brien MP: On 14 September councillor John Boyce responded with the following letter: Cllr Boyce's letter makes reference to several documents..

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Drop-in exhibitions organised as views sought on emerging new Local Plan for Oadby & Wigston

A series of exhibitions are being planned to help people in Oadby & Wigston make informed comments on the borough’s emerging new Local Plan. The drop-in sessions will allow locals to speak to officers from Oadby & Wigston Borough..

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Co-ordinated effort to support Afghan refugees

Councils in Leicestershire and Rutland are working together to co-ordinate their response to resettle Afghan refugees. The Government has two schemes to help resettle Afghan people who have either worked with British forces or are classed as..

Monday, 13 September 2021

University of Leicester receives Freedom of the Borough honour

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has bestowed the highest civic honour it can give – Freedom of the Borough – upon the University of Leicester in the year that it celebrates it’s Centenary. The University of Leicester has been..

Friday, 3 September 2021

New route to homeownership for working families in a first for Leicestershire

Local people in Oadby and Wigston have the unique chance to become homeowners without the need for an upfront deposit in a first for Leicestershire. Rentplus homes allow working people to move into brand new home with no deposit. They pay affordable..

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Permit offer to keep parking price low for locals and regular shoppers

Details of the new parking scheme and charges for Oadby and Wigston

August 2021

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Pop-up vaccinations in South Wigston - 26, 27 & 28 August

The NHS has announced that a vaccination drop-in site in will be in South Wigston on 26, 27, 28 of August. No appointments are needed and you can just turn up at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College in Blaby Road (LE18 4PH) without an..

Friday, 20 August 2021

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council in pledge to help Afghan families

Two Afghan families forced to flee from Afghanistan will be invited to relocate in Oadby & Wigston after the borough council pledged its support. The Taliban’s recent takeover of the country has put thousands of locally employed staff and their..

Friday, 6 August 2021

Cannabis user fined in court after neighbours complain about quality of life

A 26-year-old woman is successfully prosecuted for cannabis use which was having a negative impact on the lives of neighbours

Monday, 2 August 2021

Keep Safe Places available as lockdown eases

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council* With lockdown restrictions eased and more people getting out and about, shoppers are reminded that “Keep Safe Places” are available. Residents are reminded that a number of venues are..

July 2021

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Get vaxxed and enjoy being back

Get vaxxed – enjoy being back is a new local campaign created to encourage young people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations

Thursday, 22 July 2021

New summer campaign puts small tourism and hospitality businesses in the spotlight as country reopens

*Shared in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses New summer campaign puts small tourism and hospitality businesses in the spotlight as country prepares to reopen Local cafes, restaurants and night-time venues are being celebrated..

Monday, 19 July 2021

FSA explains PPDS changes for food businesses

The Food Standards Agency's (FSA’s) are running a webinar for UK food businesses on the topic of prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling.

Monday, 19 July 2021

‘Keep looking out for your community’ as Covid-19 restrictions lifted

Communities in Oadby & Wigston are being urged to apply caution and continue to support each other as Covid-19 restrictions end. Oadby & Wigston Borough Council will be supporting the Leicestershire wide ‘It’s Down to Us’ campaign which..

Monday, 19 July 2021

Waste Site Arrangements - 19 July Update

As of Monday, 19th July, no appointments will be necessary to visit a county council recycling and household waste site in Leicestershire.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Notification Of Essential Safety Maintenance Works M1 Junction 20 to M1 Junction 21 Northbound

Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance work on the M1 between junction 20 and junction 21 on the northbound carriageways only.