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December 2023

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,..

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.

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