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July 2020

Friday, 31 July 2020

Armed Forces Award - Achieving Silver

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is delighted to have been awarded the Armed Forces Silver Award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

Friday, 31 July 2020

More Information Regarding The Lockdown Announcement

Information about the recent announcement regarding the lockdown in Oadby and Wigston.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Statement From Councillor John Boyce Regarding The Recent Lockdown Announcement

Statement from Councillor John Boyce, Leader of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council regarding the recent lockdown announcement.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Leicester City Council - Food Parcel Calls

Leicester City Council are in receipt of a list of shielded persons and are proactively contacting them to offer assistance and asking if they require a food parcels.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Joint statement regarding Raksha Bandhan 2020

Joint Statement regarding Raksha Bandhan 2020 from the NHS, Leicestershire County Council, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Council.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

COVID-19 Shielding Update

Shielding update for those shielding due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

10 Scams to Be Aware of During COVID-19

Ten scams to be aware of during COVID-19.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Innovation Friday Online Event

The Leicester Innovation Hub team, would like to invite you to their next Innovation Friday Online event on the 31st July at 10am. This month they are focusing on Engineering and Manufacturing Innovation with great opportunities and examples.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Joint Statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020

Joint Statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Visiting Our Parks - Dog Owners

Although it is not apart of the government's guidelines, we request that if you are visiting our parks with your dog, could you please be mindful of other people out for a walk and other dog owners by ensuring your dog is kept under control.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Pavement Café Policy

The Council has adopted a Pavement Café Policy to help promote vibrant and diverse areas of the town for people to enjoy.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Census Engagement Manager

The Office of National Statistics are recruiting a Census Engagement Manager for Census 2021.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Businesses and Venues That Must Remain Closed to The Public

On 4 July 2020 regulations were introduced closing certain businesses and venues in Leicester. These regulations now only apply to the City of Leicester and the Borough of Oadby and Wigston.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Statement by Leader of the Council, John Boyce

Statement by Councillor John Boyce after the statement in parliament on 16 July regarding localised lockdown.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Additional Data of Affected Wards

We have now received additional data to show where there are higher numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in the borough.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How and who should book a Coronavirus Test

HOW TO BOOK A TEST For residents who have received a leaflet or a text message from their GP, regardless of whether you have symptoms or not please book a test online at or call 119. Please note that appointments are..

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

More Waste Sites in the County Set to Re-Open

Leicestershire County Council is finalising plans to re-open the remainder of its recycling and household waste sites which have been closed since mid-March.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Protect Communities by Taking Test, Oadby and Wigston Residents Urged

Residents in parts of Oadby and Wigston are being urged to get tested for coronavirus as mobile units are scaled up in the county area with the highest infection rate.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Brocks Hill Officially Designated a Local Nature Reserve

Brocks Hill Country Park has officially been designated a Local Nature Reserve.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Further COVID-19 Data Released

Leicestershire County Council has released more detailed data as part of efforts to urge residents to play their part in tackling the rate of coronavirus infection in the county.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Open Letter from Lord-Lieutenant, Mike Kapur

Open Letter from Lord-Lieutenant, Mike Kapur.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Stay Alert and Stay Home in Leicester

As Leicester city and parts of Leicestershire continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions, than other parts of the country, the Councils and Public Health England are asking residents to stay at home and stay safe, particularly this weekend as..

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Leader, John Boyce – Statement to the Borough

On the evening of Monday 29 June, Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care made a statement to Parliament regarding the spike in COVID19 cases in the Leicester and Leicestershire area. He announced new lockdown measures to..