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May 2023

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..

Friday, 10 March 2023

Have your say at our Oadby Residents' Forum

Have your say at your Oadby Residents' Forum on Monday 20 March

Monday, 6 March 2023

Energy support scheme for those without direct relationship to a domestic electricity supplier

The energy bills support scheme alternative funding (EBSS AF) The energy bills support scheme alternative funding (EBSS AF) is providing support of £400 for energy bills for households in England, Scotland, and Wales without a direct relationship to..

Friday, 3 March 2023

County leads the way in new Pact to drive the green agenda

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council Leicestershire County Council has teamed up with key partners and stakeholders from leading organisations to draw up an ambitious set of principles setting out Leicestershire’s commitment to..

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Council tax & budget - your questions answered

The Council recently carried out a budget consultation which received many responses and helped shape our 2023/24 budget – thank you to everyone that took part. Inevitably, the consultation also raised some questions and concerns about the budget..

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Councils team up to boost sports and well-being activities

Blaby District Council is teaming up with neighbouring authority Oadby and Wigston Borough Council to expand its sport, physical activity and community health and well-being work.

February 2023

Monday, 27 February 2023

Join the Holi 2023 celebrations!

Join the Oadby & Wigston Hindu Community to celebrate Holi 2023! Holika Dahan celebrations will be taking place at Ellis Park, Oadby on Monday 6 March from 6pm - 8pm

Friday, 24 February 2023

Borough Council sets its 2023/24 budget

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has agreed to raise its portion of council tax to ensure key services continue to be protected and delivered to a high standard.

Thursday, 23 February 2023

Oadby & Wigston’s blooming success recognised nationally

Oadby & Wigston is to be represented on the national stage as one of just four ‘small city’ finalists at this year’s Britain in Bloom competition.

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Proposal to dispose of land in Oadby Reflection Garden rejected following consultation

Following a public consultation which saw over 600 responses returned, the overwhelming consensus was that residents of the borough were not in favour of this proposal.

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Are you thinking about standing for election? Join our Candidate & Agent Briefing!

We are holding an information briefing for candidates, their agents and local political party representatives on Monday 27 February 2023 at 6:30 pm ahead of the Borough Council elections on 4 May 2023.

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Take part in our Community Safety Survey

Have your say for the chance to win!

Monday, 6 February 2023

Join our Residents' Forums!

Join our next Residents' Forums taking place this February in Wigston and South Wigston - a forum for Oadby is planned for Monday 20 March with details to follow

January 2023

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Business rates list closes soon

Important business rates update - the 2017 non-domestic rating list is closing.

Friday, 27 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today we hosted a service at Peace Memorial Park to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Thursday, 26 January 2023

South Wigston Health Centre - Patient Engagement Event

South Wigston Health Centre will be hosting an engagement event on Wednesday 8 February, and have asked us to help spread the word to patients.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

The funfair is coming to Oadby this half term!

The fair will run from Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February in Sandhurst Street car park.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Oadby businesses support town’s campaign for Plastic Free status

Two Oadby businesses are leading by example and calling on others to join them in their efforts to create a plastic free community.

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Photo ID is being introduced for local elections in May

For the first time, residents in Oadby & Wigston will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID.

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Long-term plan for recycling and waste set to progress

Twelve key pledges for recycling and waste plans in Leicestershire have been set out in a revised partnership strategy to 2050.

Monday, 16 January 2023

Parklands Leisure Centre aims to reduce running shoes sent to landfill with JogOn

Parklands Leisure Centre has joined forces with the JogOn campaign – which is aiming to keep 1million pairs of running shoes out of landfill.

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Borough council secures £1.3m for local investment after agreeing UKSPF Investment Plan with Government

Businesses and communities in Oadby & Wigston are to benefit from £1.3million of new funding secured by the borough council over the next 27 months from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Monday, 9 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

All are welcome to attend our Holocaust Memorial Day Service which is taking place on Friday 27 January at Peace Memorial Park, Wigston. The service starts at 12pm, and will last for approximately 30-40 minutes. The service will include a reading..

Monday, 9 January 2023

Leisure centres open as warm hubs

Parklands Leisure Centre and Wigston Pool and Fitness Centre, run by Everyone Active in partnership with Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, are offering a safe place for the local community during the colder months.

December 2022

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Congratulations to our Christmas Shop Front Competition winners!

Age UK in Wigston has been revealed as the winner of our Christmas Shop Front Competition with their incredible knitted display!

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Christmas refuse and recycling collection dates

Don't forget there might be changes to your recycling and waste collections this Christmas.

Thursday, 15 December 2022

Have your say on our 2023/24 budget!

We are inviting residents, tenants, businesses and organisations to comment on our draft budgets.

Thursday, 15 December 2022

Long-serving Council leader to step down after 15 years

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) leader John Boyce has announced he plans to step down ahead of the next elections in May 2023 after serving the borough as leader for 15 years. Cllr Boyce made his announcement publicly at the borough..

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Your voluntary organisation or Warm Hub could be eligible for up to £500!

Local voluntary organisations and Warm Hubs could be eligible for up to £500 in funding.

November 2022

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Free weekend car parking this December!

Free car parking will be in place every Saturday and Sunday in December in council car parks!

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Come along to our Mayor's carol service!

Taking place on Wednesday 14 December

Monday, 21 November 2022

National Safeguarding Adults Week

This week, 21 - 27 November, is National Safeguarding Adults Week. If you notice changes in an adult with care and support needs which cause you concern, contact adult social care services in the area they live.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Council commits additional funds to boost local Cost of Living support offer

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) is committing to an extensive and comprehensive financial programme offering support to those struggling the most with the cost of living crisis. At its Full Council meeting on Tuesday 15 November, borough..

Monday, 14 November 2022

Disposal of Land at London Road Oadby – share you views

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has received an above market value offer from an individual wanting to purchase a strip of land which currently forms part of the Reflection Garden in London Road, Oadby.

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Ukrainian Tea Club is opening in Oadby

The social space for Ukrainians in our community to find support and friendships is launching at The Barnabas Centre, St. Paul's Church, Oadby on Saturday 26 November from 10am - 12pm.

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Help shape the future of our customer service offer

Residents, businesses and organisations are being encouraged to share their views and opinions on the future of our customer service offer.

Monday, 7 November 2022

Have you thought about standing in next year's local elections?

Find out more about becoming a borough councillor before voters head to the polls on May 4 2023.

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