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January 2023

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.

Monday, 7 November 2022

Remembrance parades return to Oadby & Wigston

Residents of Oadby & Wigston are being encouraged to come out and support the borough’s Remembrance parades, which will be returning this year after a two-year pause due to the pandemic. The parades and church services, which will take place in..

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Save the dates - it's time to turn on our Christmas lights!

Three light switch on events are taking place in Oadby & Wigston this November bringing stalls, fun fair rides, live music and the Christmas spirit to our borough!

October 2022

Friday, 28 October 2022

Nuisance neighbour hit with closure order

A partial Closure Order has been granted for a flat on Blaby Road in South Wigston after local residents and businesses in the area raised repeated concerns about persistent anti-social behaviour.

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Renovation work under way as borough council builds for a greener, financially stable future

Renovation work at Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby to transform the main building to incorporate a new home for Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) is under way.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Have your say at our Residents' Forums this November

All are invited to join our Residents' Forums in November and learn about and have your say on topics such as crime and antisocial behaviour, local health and wellbeing opportunities, and upcoming consultations.

Friday, 14 October 2022

Free parking at East Street Car Park, Oadby

To support businesses while essential water pipe works take place in Oadby Town Centre, car park charges in East Street Car Park have been paused.

Friday, 7 October 2022

Relaunch of Mental Health Support Service on World Mental Health Day

*Shared in partnership with Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Health and Wellbeing Partnership The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) together with the local authorities in the city, county and Rutland are joining forces to..

Thursday, 6 October 2022

HMP Fosse Way - Progress Update

Work continues on the new prison being built in Glen Parva, HMP Fosse Way.

Monday, 3 October 2022

Community’s poignant new sculpture officially unveiled

Community groups in Oadby have pulled together to add a new sculpture to an ever-improving and developing reflection park in the town.

September 2022

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Gold for Oadby & Wigston in East Midlands In Bloom competition

Oadby & Wigston has been awarded ‘Gold’ in the annual East Midlands in Bloom competition thanks to the dedicated efforts of community groups, volunteers and organisations across the borough. The annual Oadby & Wigston entry is..

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Armed Forces veterans and serving personnel are invited to breakfast!

Do you know someone that's served in our Armed Forces, loves a natter, a cup of tea and a breakfast sandwich?

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Muslim and Hindu leaders call for Leicester community calm

Leaders of Leicester's Muslim and Hindu communities have echoed calls for calm following recent tension and disorder in the city. They gathered on the steps of a city mosque on Tuesday 20 September to condemn the violence. In total, 47 people..

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

East Leicester disorder - man jailed as investigations continue

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire Police* A 20-year-old man has been sentenced 10 months in prison following his arrest during the disorder in East Leicester. Amos Noronha, of Illingworth Road, Leicester, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’..

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On the eve of the state funeral, people of all faiths and none are invited to attend Leicestershire’s Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Two hundred seats have been made available on a first come, first..

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Letter of condolence to King Charles III from the Council Leader

In line with official protocols the Leader of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Cllr John Boyce, has written a letter of condolence to offer the sympathies of the borough to King Charles III.

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Her Majesty The Queen - Statement from the Mayor

The Mayor of Oadby & Wigston and councillors and officers of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. The Mayor of Oadby & Wigston, Councillor Rosemarie Adams, said: “It is with great..

August 2022

Friday, 12 August 2022

With no rain in the forecast and the driest July since 1911, Severn Trent asks people to use water wisely

With temperatures hitting the 30s once again and after the UK saw the driest July since 1911, Severn Trent is asking people to use water wisely as demand increases to some of the highest peaks on record.

Monday, 1 August 2022

Oadby & Wigston parks land Green Flag award for 15th time

Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby and Wigston’s Peace Memorial Park have achieved the Green Flag Award for the 15th year running.

July 2022

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Have your say at our Residents' Forums

Our next Residents' Forums are taking place in August.

Monday, 18 July 2022

New electric vehicle charging points installed in South Wigston

Residents in South Wigston are being supported to make greener choices following the installation of new electric vehicle charging points in Countesthorpe Road Car Park.

Friday, 15 July 2022

Red warning: Emergency services issue a plea to stay safe in the heat

With temperatures set to soar this weekend, NHS, police, fire and council chiefs are joining forces amid concerns about growing pressure on hospitals and ‘risk to life’. The Met Office have now issued a red weather warning for the East Midlands..

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Heatwave alert - Beat the heat tips and advice

Tips for beating the heatwave

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Oadby and Wigston aim for Gold in East Midlands in Bloom competition

Judges from East Midlands in Bloom arrived in Oadby and Wigston this week to assess the borough’s efforts in the annual competition.

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Innovative Oadby & Wigston council office move gets green light

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) will swap its primary offices to Brocks Hill Country Park in an innovative, green and cost-saving move. The move will see the council better its financial position by more than £2million over the next 10..

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Hot Weather Anglian Water update

*Shared in partnership with Anglican Water The ongoing hot weather is driving a big increase in demand for water, although there are no significant impacts on customers at this time. With the hot weather forecasted to continue we are expecting to see..

Friday, 1 July 2022

Srebrenica Memorial Week

This year’s Srebrenica Memorial Week is taking place from Monday 4 – Monday 11 July.

June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Region's universities sign first-ever agreement to tackle local issues together

Universities and councils across Leicestershire have signed an historic agreement to work together to drive economic growth and tackle social challenges across the region.

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