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July 2022

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.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Armed Forces Day 2022

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has raised the Armed Forces Day 2022 flag at our offices in Wigston.

Friday, 17 June 2022

Age UK announced as Platinum Jubilee Shop Front Competition winner

Age UK in Wigston has been announced as the winner of the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) Platinum Jubilee Shop Front Competition.

Friday, 10 June 2022

Two fraudsters issued with POCA orders

Two women who were convicted of fraud offences against Oadby and Wigston Borough Council and a cancer charity have been issued with Proceeds of Crime Act orders.

May 2022

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Free parking over the bank holiday weekend

To support events and activities across the borough over the bank holiday weekend, parking will be free in all our car parks from Thursday morning through to Sunday night.

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Council tax rebates issued to 20,000 Oadby & Wigston residents

All 20,000 residents automatically due the £150 council tax energy rebate payment in Oadby & Wigston have now either received their payment or a letter advising them on how to claim it. Councils across the country have been tasked with..

Monday, 30 May 2022

Join our Platinum Jubilee celebrations!

To celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, three Big Jubilee Lunch events are taking place in the borough over the June bank holiday weekend.

Friday, 27 May 2022

Council office move a step closer after planning approval

Innovative plans that could see Oadby & Wigston Borough Council move its primary offices to Brocks Hill Country Park have been approved by its development control committee. The council revealed plans last year which would see Bushloe House - the..

Friday, 27 May 2022

Oadby Community Choir is looking for members

Are you looking for a new hobby? Oadby Community Choir is welcoming new members

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Funding scheme launches in Oadby & Wigston to reduce energy bills

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has secured Government funding to help residents improve the warmth and efficiency of their homes.

Monday, 23 May 2022

Get ready for an active adventure in Blaby Road Park!

Eight parks across Leicestershire and Rutland are hosting the Let’s Get Moving Active Adventure challenge.

Friday, 13 May 2022

Councils to consider approach over housing and employment distribution

This press release has been issued on behalf of Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Blaby District Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Melton Borough Council,..

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in Oadby & Wigston with family-friendly trails

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail has arrived in South Wigston, Wigston and Oadby offering a fun and free activity for the whole family to get involved in and learn more about The Queen’s 70-year reign.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Oadby & Wigston appoints new Mayor as Wombles recognised for litter picking efforts

Councillor Rosemarie Adams has been appointed as Mayor of Oadby and Wigston for the 2022-23 municipal year.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Join new Wistow to Wigston trail in honour of local saint

People are being invited to join together for an extraordinary ‘pilgrimage’ between two communities in honour of a Leicestershire saint.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Solar Together scheme launches in Oadby & Wigston

Save on energy bills and help cut carbon emissions by investing in solar panels through an exciting new group-buying energy scheme.

Monday, 9 May 2022

First 6,000 council tax rebate payments made in Oadby & Wigston

More than 6,000 residents in Oadby & Wigston have now received their £150 council tax energy rebate, with thousands more due for payment in the coming days. Councils across the country have been tasked with administering payments to households..

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Leicestershire Building Control Partnership launches

An exciting new agreement bringing together six council’s Building Control teams into one service has started.

April 2022

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Last chance to have your say on Leicestershire’s waste and recycling services

Leicestershire Waste Partnership is asking residents to help shape its blueprint for future services, known as the Leicestershire Resources and Waste Strategy 2022-2050.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Partners band together to support Ukrainian refugees

Around 20 partners are working together under the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to make sure refugees have access to vital services and support including accommodation, safeguarding, healthcare, education, translation and employment.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Leisure centres set to launch membership offer for people with Parkinson’s

*Shared in partnership with Everyone Active Leisure centres in Oadby and Wigston are set to offer free membership to people living with Parkinson’s from this month. Parklands Leisure Centre and Wigston Pool and Fitness Centre, run by award-winning..

Monday, 4 April 2022

Hundreds of new trees add colour and life to Borough’s parks

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has been working towards its climate targets by planting hundreds of new trees across the borough’s green spaces in recent weeks. Over 1,200 trees have been planted at Coombe Park, Uplands Park, Freer..

Monday, 4 April 2022

£150 council tax rebate - update

Oadby and Wigston residents are being urged to sign up for direct debit to help speed up the payment of a £150 rebate to homes in bands A to D. The one-off payment will be made by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council on behalf of central government as..

Monday, 4 April 2022

Fraudulently gained £35,000 to be paid back to Borough Council

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) will be paid back £35,000 fraudulently stolen between 2012 and 2014. Former employee Lynn Middleton was jailed for 18 months in October for admitted her role in the crime, which also saw money stolen from..

Friday, 1 April 2022

Shop front fund to help revamp South Wigston high street

Businesses in South Wigston are being offered the chance to receive matched funding to help revamp their shop frontages.

March 2022

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Anti-social neighbour removed thanks to closure order

A Closure Order has been granted for a house at Station Street, South Wigston after neighbours raised repeated concerns about the persistent anti-social behaviour relating to the property and the tenant.

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Electric Vehicle Charge Points to be installed in South Wigston

15 Electric Vehicle Charge Points are to be installed by the Council and partner organisation EB Ltd at the southern end of Countesthorpe Road Car Park in South Wigston. These are the first to be installed in South Wigston, and once in place the..

Friday, 25 March 2022

Spring Covid-19 booster vaccines available to people aged 75 and over

*Shared in partnership with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups From 21 March 2022, people who are most at risk from Covid will be offered a spring booster vaccine. People aged 75 years and over, older people in..

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Rising sports stars urged to apply for sponsorship scheme fronted by Olympians

*Shared in partnership with Everyone Active Up-and-coming athletes in Oadby and Wigston are being given the chance to become ‘Sporting Champions’ and gain much-needed support as part of a sports talent development scheme. Everyone Active’s..

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Planning application submitted for cost-saving and green-friendly Brocks Hill council office move

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has submitted a planning application for its innovative plans to move its primary offices to Brocks Hill Country Park. The council announced in November that Bushloe House, the borough council’s current..

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Brief closure of Frederick Street Car Park, Wigston - w/c 21 March

Please see the following details regarding a brief closure of Frederick Street Car Park, Wigston:

Friday, 11 March 2022

Pop up vaccinations - Wigston Fire Station, 18-20 March

Residents can get their first, second or third dose of the Covid-19 vaccination at a pop up centre in Wigston. The drop-in site will be at Wigston Fire and Rescue Station from 18 to 20 March, 9am to 5pm. No appointment is needed.

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Mobile phone law changing for drivers

*Shared in partnership with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP)* The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP) is reminding drivers that updated mobile phone laws will come into force..

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Mayor's Civic Service

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council’s annual Civic Service hosted by the Mayor, Councillor Lily Kaufman, took place on Sunday 6 March.

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Have a question about council tax billing?

Council tax bills will begin arriving in the post this week. Have a question or need support? Jon - our revenues & benefits manager - recommends checking our FAQs first as we expect phone lines to be very busy. Thank you

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Invasion of Ukraine – Open letter to the people of Oadby & Wigston

Invasion of Ukraine – Open letter to the people of Oadby & Wigston Oadby & Wigston stands in solidarity with Ukraine and is committed to being ready to help in any way we can in the coming weeks and months as this barbaric invasion..

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Sign up for Direct Debit to speed up £150 rebate

Oadby and Wigston residents are being urged to sign up for direct debit to help speed up the payment of a £150 rebate to homes in bands A to D for help towards energy bills.

Monday, 7 March 2022

Ukrainian flag raised at Peace Memorial Park

The Ukrainian flag has been raised at Peace Memorial Park in Wigston today, to show solidarity and support to the people of Ukraine.

Monday, 7 March 2022

East Midlands Airport community survey

East Midlands Airport has commissioned Simply Sustainable to provide independent liaison with its stakeholders to understand what you think about its business, place in your community and how well it engages with you. The responses received will help..

Friday, 4 March 2022

Borough council lands Customer Excellence Award

The high quality of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council’s (OWBC) customer service has seen the authority achieve the nationally-recognised Customer Service Excellence Award.

February 2022

Monday, 28 February 2022

Have your say on our Draft Statement of Gambling Policy 2022-2025

Our Draft Statement of Gambling Policy 2022-2025 is now out for consultation. The current Policy expires in 2022 and it is essential that this is refreshed and updated to ensure the effective ongoing regulation of gambling. The consultation will run..

Monday, 28 February 2022

Pay and display machines in Wigston deliberately vandalised

Over the weekend of 26 and 27 February two of the council's pay and display machines were deliberately vandalised. The machines, at Frederick Street Car Park and Spring Lane Car Park in Wigston, have been rendered unusable; an engineer has been..

Friday, 25 February 2022

Oadby & Wigston stands with Ukraine

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Leader John Boyce last night condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and offered the borough’s full support to those affected by the conflict. Speaking at Full Council, Cllr Boyce said: “The Russian invasion..

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