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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!

Monday, 20 November 2023

Specialist Covid and flu vaccination clinics for people with a learning disability 17 November

*Shared in partnership with the NHS Dedicated vaccination clinics are being provided in Leicestershire and Rutland for adults and children with a learning disability. The clinics will offer both the flu and Covid vaccines for anyone who is registered..

Tuesday, 14 November 2023

Mayor's Festive Sing-Along

The public are invited to attend the mayor's carol service on Wednesday 13 December

Monday, 13 November 2023

New app launches to boost Oadby & Wigston businesses

Residents and visitors can now take advantage of exclusive offers from businesses in Oadby & Wigston using the new OW Local app!

Monday, 13 November 2023

Oadby and Wigston Hindu Community Hosts Diwali Extravaganza at St Paul’s Church

On Friday 10 November the Oadby and Wigston Hindu Community hosted a vibrant Diwali lunch at St Paul’s Church, Hamble Road, Oadby, drawing a lively crowd of over 50 attendees.

Monday, 6 November 2023

Remembrance parades planned for Oadby & Wigston

Parades and church services will take place in Wigston and Oadby on Remembrance Sunday (12 November)

Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Borough veterans are invited to an Armed Forces Breakfast - Sunday 19 November

Veterans and serving personnel in the borough are invited by Elliott Hall in South Wigston to enjoy a free breakfast on Sunday 19 November from 10.30am – 1pm.

Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Police & Crime Commissioner welcomes funding major boost to make streets safer

Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews has secured almost £1m of extra Home Office funding to get tough on ASB, Neighbourhood Crime and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

October 2023

Friday, 27 October 2023

Hackney Vehicle Consultation 2023

Members of the Hackney Carriage trade have requested that Oadby & Wigston Borough Council consider a review of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy in relation to the age limit of vehicles within the present policy.

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Oadby & Wigston’s flower power celebrated in national competition

Oadby & Wigston has represented the East Midlands on the national stage at this year’s Britain in Bloom competition landing a ‘Silver Gilt’ award, the second highest achievement possible.

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Christmas light switch on events - save the dates!

Get ready for the borough's Christmas light switch on events this November and December bringing stalls, fun fair rides, live music and the Christmas spirit to the borough!

Monday, 23 October 2023

Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review (2023)

The council is undertaking a full, statutory review of its polling districts, polling places and polling stations for use at elections held with the Borough.

Monday, 23 October 2023

Oadby and Wigston Hindu Community Celebrates the Splendour of Navratri Amidst Multicultural Unity

The Oadby and Wigston Hindu Community came together to celebrate the vibrant and joyous festival of Navratri, marking a beautiful display of multiculturalism within the borough.

Monday, 16 October 2023

Grant scheme launches to support community projects in Oadby & Wigston

Community groups and charitable organisations in Oadby & Wigston are being invited to apply for £30,000 of funding being made available in the borough.

Monday, 9 October 2023

Get involved with our fang-tastic town centre trails this half-term!

Three spooky trails are coming to Oadby & Wigston this half-term – and there’s a chance to win a Halloween prize pack!

Thursday, 5 October 2023

Free transport offer for flu and Covid-19 vaccinations

People who are 65 and over and others who are at particular risk are now able to get their flu and Covid-19 vaccines ahead of winter.

Wednesday, 4 October 2023

Armed Forces Breakfast - Tuesday 7 November

An Armed Forces Breakfast is taking place in Oadby on November 7

Monday, 2 October 2023

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? Take part in our next Residents' Forums taking place this October!

September 2023

Friday, 29 September 2023

Free town centre parking to support Christmas events in Oadby & Wigston

Families planning to celebrate to enjoy Christmas and light switch on events in Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston this festive season will benefit from free parking.

Friday, 29 September 2023

Householders save with Solar Together scheme

Householders across Leicestershire have saved thousands of pounds on solar panels thanks to the latest round of a group buying initiative. The Solar Together 22 Scheme saw 460 total installations across the county. The price achieved for a typical..

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Voluntary roles available at HMP Fosse Way and HMP Leicester

*Shared in partnership with HMP Fosse Way and HMP Leicester Are you looking for a career change but lack the relevant work experience? Or are you searching for ways to meet new people and fill your time? Maybe you’re looking for ways to increase..

Friday, 22 September 2023

Another year, another Gold Award at East Midlands in Bloom!

Oadby & Wigston has been awarded its thirteenth consecutive 'Gold Award' at this year's East Midlands in Bloom competition!

Thursday, 21 September 2023

Congratulations to Leicestershire County Cricket Club on cup victory

All at Oadby & Wigston Borough Council would like to congratulate Leicestershire County Cricket Club for their historic victory in the One Day cup final against Hampshire on Saturday. It's excellent news to have the silverware heading back..

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Oadby & Wigston gets connected with free Wi-Fi

Visitors to South Wigston, Wigston and Oadby town centres can now get online with free public Wi-Fi.

Friday, 15 September 2023

Councils join forces to tackle littering

The Leicestershire Waste Partnership has launched an awareness-raising campaign to stamp out littering. The ‘It’s All Littering’ campaign is supported by Leicestershire councils that are part of the partnership. On behalf of the partnership,..

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