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October 2023

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,..

Friday, 8 September 2023

Substantial university investment will see estate improvements in Oadby

*Shared on behalf of the University of Leicester The University of Leicester is set to invest millions of pounds to enhance its estate in Oadby. Proposed changes in the estate form part of the University’s 10-year masterplan which looks at a..

Thursday, 7 September 2023

Basketball programme setting young people in South Wigston up for a positive future

A basketball programme in South Wigston for young people at risk of being involved in anti-social behaviour has been extended due to its success.

Monday, 4 September 2023

The Big Community Switch is back!

Sign up now to save on your energy bills!

August 2023

Friday, 18 August 2023

Leaders ask local MPs to support increase in power at district level

District and borough council leaders in Leicestershire have written to Leicestershire MPs to ask them to support proposed changes which would give district councils greater powers. The House of Lords passed an amendment to the Levelling Up and..

Thursday, 17 August 2023

All local businesses are invited to our networking evening!

We are pleased to invite all local businesses to a networking evening at our Brocks Hill Council Offices from 6.30pm to 9pm on Thursday 14 September.

Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Commercial opportunity - Oadby & Wigston toilet blocks

An opportunity has emerged for businesses to express their interest in operating out of any of the three unused toilet block buildings in the borough.

July 2023

Thursday, 27 July 2023

Brocks Hill and Peace Memorial Park scoop 16th Green Flag awards!

Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby and Wigston’s Peace Memorial Park have achieved the Green Flag Award for the 16th year running.

Wednesday, 26 July 2023

Oadby & Wigston aiming for national glory in Britain in Bloom competition

Oadby & Wigston has been visited by judges from Britain in Bloom as the borough seeks the top prize against just three other finalists in the ‘small city’ category of the competition. After striking ‘Gold’at East Midlands in Bloom for the..

Tuesday, 18 July 2023

Borough community lottery to help boost good causes in Oadby & Wigston

A new community lottery has launched in Oadby & Wigston, giving the public an opportunity to support the local good causes that matter to them

Thursday, 13 July 2023

Countywide campaign to prevent fly-tipping launched

Residents are being warned to be careful with their waste as a crackdown on fly-tipping gets underway. The Leicestershire Waste Partnership has launched a campaign to prevent people illegally dumping waste with the warning that even if you pay..

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Council completes landmark move to cost saving, green, energy efficient new home

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has officially completed its relocation from Bushloe House in Wigston to Brocks Hill in Oadby The new office will allow the council to make huge financial savings in coming years, while also offering modern, green..

Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Opportunity for borough businesses to improve accessibility and inclusivity

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) is looking to work with 30 local businesses to help the borough become a more accessible and inclusive destination for visitors and shoppers. The new project will allow businesses, shops, visitor attractions..

Tuesday, 4 July 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?

June 2023

Wednesday, 28 June 2023

Chance to see county council’s aspirations to improve cycling and walking routes

An exciting information event will be held on Monday 3 July in Oadby to give people in Leicestershire an understanding of what a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is – and to see plans of future improvements Leicestershire..

Monday, 26 June 2023

Our Annual Canvass is now underway!

The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) must carry out an annual canvass of all households each year, to ensure that the Electoral Register is complete and accurate.

Monday, 19 June 2023

Adding a splash of colour to South Wigston

Network Rail have teamed up with the Leicestershire Craft Centre, as well as other community groups, to create and paint an art mural to prevent vandalism and trespass in South Wigston, near Leicester.

Sunday, 18 June 2023

Armed Forces Day events in the borough

We are delighted to be supporting the event at Elliott Hall, South Wigston

Thursday, 15 June 2023

Large fire off Saffron Road in South Wigston

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are currently tackling a large fire off Saffron Road in South Wigston.

Thursday, 15 June 2023

Do your bit to cut pollution on Clean Air Day 2023

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council* People across Leicestershire are being urged to pledge to make small changes to help reduce air pollution, ahead of Clean Air Day 2023. Leicestershire County Council is again supporting..

Monday, 12 June 2023

Solar Together is back for residents of Oadby & Wigston!

Register now for the chance to generate your own solar electricity at a competitive price!

May 2023

Friday, 26 May 2023

Face to face appointment hub offer to be introduced to Oadby & Wigston town centres

Customers will soon be able to request face to face appointments in either Oadby, Wigston or South Wigston.

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Big Community Switch is back in Oadby & Wigston!

Register before 21 June to see if you can save on your energy bills

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Our Coronation Shop Front Competition winners!

Congratulations to Salon 62 in Oadby, Fleurvanna's Flowers in South Wigston and our overall winners, Age UK in Wigston!

Monday, 22 May 2023

A new and exciting way to raise funds for your community group!

We are delighted to invite all local not-for-profit groups to the online launch event of the Oadby & Wigston Community Lottery!

Friday, 19 May 2023

New council leader pledges to create a greener, cleaner and fairer borough

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council’s new leader, Cllr Samia Haq, has spoken of her pride after becoming the county’s first ever minority background female council leader.

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Twelfth Night is coming to Oadby this July!

A unique opportunity to enjoy an open-air performance of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is coming to the Botanic Garden on Thursday 13 July

Monday, 15 May 2023

Oadby Brocks Hill Ward Results - Borough Council Elections on 4 May 2023

The Returning Officer has identified an administrative error in the results published on 5 May 2023 for the Oadby Brocks Hill ward at the recent Borough Council Elections on 4 May 2023.

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Summer events revealed for University of Leicester’s Oadby oasis

The University of Leicester today announces the launch of a summer events programme at the Botanic Garden, in Oadby. The University’s College of Life Sciences, Attenborough Arts Centre and the Friends of the Botanic Garden have come together to..

April 2023

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Perform at our Coronation event on Monday 8 May in Wigston!

Are you or your children part of a local group which would like an opportunity to perform, showcase your talents and demonstrate what you're all about?

Thursday, 13 April 2023

Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III in Oadby & Wigston!

Join us on Sunday 7 May in South Wigston and Monday 8 May in Oadby and Wigston.

Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Government Emergency Alert System - test on 23 April

On Sunday April 23, 2023, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service.

Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Vote for your borough councillors on 4 May - what you need to know!

On Thursday 4 May 2023, you will have the opportunity to vote in our borough council elections. Polling stations will be open 7am to 10pm.

Tuesday, 4 April 2023

Local businesses are invited to enter our Coronation Shop Front Competition!

All local businesses are invited to join our royal-themed shop front competition for the Coronation of King Charles III which is taking place on Saturday 6 May.

March 2023

Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Ellis Park Community Hub - March 2023 update

A derelict former swimming pool in Oadby is to be sold, regenerating a prominent key site and bringing in funds ringfenced to improve community facilities in the town.

Friday, 17 March 2023

New bins for Bell Street, Wigston

Councillors have agreed to have new bins installed in Bell Street Wigston

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Queen Elizabeth II memorialised in Wigston tree planting ceremony

An aspen tree has been planted in a ceremony at Wigston Cemetery in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The tree was given to Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) as part of the Queen’s..

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