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September 2021

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.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics To Be Held At King Power Stadium

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be running at King Power Stadium next week, to encourage more people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get their jab.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Car Parking Charges - John Boyce response to Neil O'Brien

Leader of the Council, Councillor John Boyce responds to a letter from Neil O'Brien OBE MP regarding parking charges in Oadby and Wigston.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Get the covid jab; get back to what you enjoy

Anyone who has not yet been vaccinated or is due their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is urged to go and get their jab in the next two weeks, as the local NHS scales up the number of vaccine opportunities..

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Citizens Advice (LeicesterShire) Services

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire services available to residents in Oadby and Wigston

June 2021

Monday, 28 June 2021

Sign Up for Free Holiday Clubs this Summer

Free holiday clubs are available this summer for children and young people who are eligible for free school meals.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Big Vaccination Weekend in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 25 – 27 June

Big Vaccine Weekend

Health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are encouraging all adults (18+) in LLR that are yet to have either their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to get vaccinated this weekend.

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Final week to submit EU Settlement Scheme applications

EU citizens living in Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of Wednesday 30 June.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Armed Forces Day 2021

Armed Forces Day

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is delighted to show its support for Armed Forces Day this year and every year.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Closure Order Granted on Council Flat in Wigston

Closed Council Flat at Boulter Crescent, Wigston

A closure order has been granted for a council flat at Boulter Crescent in Wigston after people living nearby raised repeated concerns about the tenant’s persistent anti-social behaviour.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Are you 18 years of age and over? You can book your COVID-19 vaccination

If you are 18 and over you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Letter from District Councils as Leicestershire County Council’s intends to reject the 15m government grant to support Melton’s relief road.

Read the statement from District Councils in response to Leicestershire County Council’s intent to reject the 15m government grant to support Melton’s relief road.

Friday, 11 June 2021

Leader of The Council responds to Neil O’Brien MP - Draft Car Parking Strategy Consultation

Leader of The Council, Councillor John Boyce, responds to a letter from Neil O’Brien MP regarding the consultation of the Council's draft Car Park Strategy.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Additional Test Kits Available to Help Fight Virus

The logo for Leicestershire County Council

The county council is taking more steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus after a ‘concerning’ rise in cases over the past few days.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Citizens Advice Reminds EU citizens to Apply to EU Settlement Scheme Before 30 June

EU Settlement Scheme

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is reminding EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.