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February 2022

Friday, 25 February 2022

Borough Council agrees its budget and a modest council tax increase of £5 per year

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has agreed to a modest raise in its portion of council tax. It was decided at Full Council on Thursday 24 February that the annual charge for a Band D property will increase by £5 a year – or just under 10p..

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Upcoming Residents' Forums

Join our upcoming virtual Residents’ Forums which are taking place on Microsoft Teams.

Friday, 4 February 2022

Pop-up vaccination clinic coming to South Wigston

A pop-up vaccination clinic is coming to South Wigston on 11, 12 and 13 February

Friday, 4 February 2022

One week left to complete our survey and help shape the future of waste provision in the borough

Residents are being asked to complete a short survey focused on kerbside waste, recycling and garden waste collections provided by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council.

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

First drive-through vaccine centre opens in Leicestershire

From Wednesday 2 February, for the first time, local people can get the covid vaccine without having to get out of their vehicle, as a drive-through vaccine centre opens in Leicestershire.

January 2022

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day - Peace Memorial Park service

A small, outdoor ceremony took place at Peace Memorial Park, Long St, Wigston to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at 12 noon on Thursday 27 January. It was also live-streamed on the Council's Facebook page - you can watch it here. The ceremony was..

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Access to services Thursday 27 Jan (5pm) to Monday 31 Jan (9am)

Due to major ICT works, many online services will be unavailable between 5pm on Thursday 27 January and 9am on Monday 31 January. Our customer service phone line will be impacted and only available for emergency calls on Friday 28 January. Apologies..

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Borough Council working with HSE to ensure businesses are working safely to manage the transmission of Covid-19

The HSE is working with the borough council on checks of businesses on their Covid-19 safety

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Notice of Casual Vacancy - Borough Ward of Wigston Meadowcourt

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ONE casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the WIGSTON MEADOWCOURT Ward in the Borough of Oadby & Wigston due to the death of Cllr R F Eaton. An election to fill the vacancy will be held within 35..

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Oadby & Wigston Councillor Robert Eaton passes away

Oadby & Wigston Councillor Robert Eaton sadly passed away on 28 December following a long illness. Cllr Eaton was elected as councillor in 2011 and was one of the councillors that represented the Wigston Meadowcourt ward. Councillor John Boyce,..

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Parking charges commence 4 January

Details of parking charges as they begin on 4 January

December 2021

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Christmas shop front competition winners!

Christmas shop front competition winners for Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Chiefs unite for Christmas Covid-19 rallying cry

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council Chiefs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have united once more to call on people to get their booster jab, and think about who they’re mixing with, as cases of Omicron soar. The..

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Cherry tree planting ceremony in Oadby celebrates Japan-UK relationship

Three Japanese cherry trees, or ‘sakura’, gifted to the Borough of Oadby & Wigston by Japan have been planted at a ceremony at Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby. The trees planted by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) were three of..

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Oadby & Wigston car parking charges to be introduced from 4 January

Charges will come into force in council-owned car parks in Oadby & Wigston from Tuesday 4 January. The scheme has been introduced by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council to bring in income that will combat financial challenges and cuts to..

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Keeping you safe this festive season

Have fun and enjoy yourselves this Christmas – but please ensure you celebrate safely and look out for your family and friends. That’s the message from Leicestershire Police this year as the festive season fast approaches and as officers and..

November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Big Vaccination Weekend

A Big Vaccination Weekend is taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26-28

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Country Park maintains high standards as Green Flag awarded for 14th year

For the 14th consecutive year, Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby has achieved the Green Flag Award.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Christmas light switch on in Wigston - Saturday 27 November

Wigston Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday 27 November.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Christmas light switch on in Oadby - Saturday 20 November

Oadby Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday 20 November.

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Tribute to heroic airmen unveiled as part of Remembrance commemorations

A permanent reminder of a Polish aircrew’s heroic actions has been installed opposite Wigston’s Peace Memorial Park as part of today’s Remembrance Day commemorations.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Grab your free tree as Oadby & Wigston celebrates National Tree Week

Free trees are available to residents in Oadby & Wigston

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Council plans cost-saving office move that boosts green ambitions

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has announced plans to leave its council offices in a move that is expected to make significant savings in coming years.

October 2021

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Five things every employer can do to help stop the spread

A message shared from Mike Sandys, Director of Public Health for Leicestershire providing advice employers can undertake to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

New community 3G pitch opens in Oadby to boost grassroots sport

A state-of-the-art 3G pitch has been officially opened at Beauchamp College in Oadby by former England and Leicester City striker, Emile Heskey.

Friday, 1 October 2021

Former council employees jailed

*Collaborative press release with Leicestershire Police* Three women who conned a local council and a cancer charity out of thousands of pounds have been sentenced at court. Between June 2012 and April 2015, Kalvinder Garcha, Sharon Reeve and a third..

September 2021

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Gold for Oadby & Wigston at East Midlands In Bloom awards

Gold for Oadby & Wigston at East Midlands In Bloom awards

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Councils to crackdown on substance abuse

New powers have been introduced to tackle the use of psychoactive substances and ‘legal highs’, such as nitrous oxide, linked to anti-social behaviour. Concerns had been raised locally about the use of nitrous oxide – sometimes known as..

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Car parking charges - Leader's response to MP letter

On 6 September the Leader of the Borough Council John Boyce received the following letter from Neil O'Brien MP: On 14 September councillor John Boyce responded with the following letter: Cllr Boyce's letter makes reference to several documents..

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Drop-in exhibitions organised as views sought on emerging new Local Plan for Oadby & Wigston

A series of exhibitions are being planned to help people in Oadby & Wigston make informed comments on the borough’s emerging new Local Plan. The drop-in sessions will allow locals to speak to officers from Oadby & Wigston Borough..

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Co-ordinated effort to support Afghan refugees

Councils in Leicestershire and Rutland are working together to co-ordinate their response to resettle Afghan refugees. The Government has two schemes to help resettle Afghan people who have either worked with British forces or are classed as..

Monday, 13 September 2021

University of Leicester receives Freedom of the Borough honour

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has bestowed the highest civic honour it can give – Freedom of the Borough – upon the University of Leicester in the year that it celebrates it’s Centenary. The University of Leicester has been..

Friday, 3 September 2021

New route to homeownership for working families in a first for Leicestershire

Local people in Oadby and Wigston have the unique chance to become homeowners without the need for an upfront deposit in a first for Leicestershire. Rentplus homes allow working people to move into brand new home with no deposit. They pay affordable..

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Permit offer to keep parking price low for locals and regular shoppers

Details of the new parking scheme and charges for Oadby and Wigston

August 2021

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Pop-up vaccinations in South Wigston - 26, 27 & 28 August

The NHS has announced that a vaccination drop-in site in will be in South Wigston on 26, 27, 28 of August. No appointments are needed and you can just turn up at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College in Blaby Road (LE18 4PH) without an..

Friday, 20 August 2021

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council in pledge to help Afghan families

Two Afghan families forced to flee from Afghanistan will be invited to relocate in Oadby & Wigston after the borough council pledged its support. The Taliban’s recent takeover of the country has put thousands of locally employed staff and their..

Friday, 6 August 2021

Cannabis user fined in court after neighbours complain about quality of life

A 26-year-old woman is successfully prosecuted for cannabis use which was having a negative impact on the lives of neighbours

Monday, 2 August 2021

Keep Safe Places available as lockdown eases

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council* With lockdown restrictions eased and more people getting out and about, shoppers are reminded that “Keep Safe Places” are available. Residents are reminded that a number of venues are..

July 2021

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Get vaxxed and enjoy being back

Get vaxxed – enjoy being back is a new local campaign created to encourage young people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations

Thursday, 22 July 2021

New summer campaign puts small tourism and hospitality businesses in the spotlight as country reopens

*Shared in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses New summer campaign puts small tourism and hospitality businesses in the spotlight as country prepares to reopen Local cafes, restaurants and night-time venues are being celebrated..

Monday, 19 July 2021

FSA explains PPDS changes for food businesses

The Food Standards Agency's (FSA’s) are running a webinar for UK food businesses on the topic of prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling.

Monday, 19 July 2021

‘Keep looking out for your community’ as Covid-19 restrictions lifted

Communities in Oadby & Wigston are being urged to apply caution and continue to support each other as Covid-19 restrictions end. Oadby & Wigston Borough Council will be supporting the Leicestershire wide ‘It’s Down to Us’ campaign which..

Monday, 19 July 2021

Waste Site Arrangements - 19 July Update

As of Monday, 19th July, no appointments will be necessary to visit a county council recycling and household waste site in Leicestershire.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Notification Of Essential Safety Maintenance Works M1 Junction 20 to M1 Junction 21 Northbound

Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance work on the M1 between junction 20 and junction 21 on the northbound carriageways only.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics To Be Held At King Power Stadium

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be running at King Power Stadium next week, to encourage more people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get their jab.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Car Parking Charges - John Boyce response to Neil O'Brien

Leader of the Council, Councillor John Boyce responds to a letter from Neil O'Brien OBE MP regarding parking charges in Oadby and Wigston.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Get the covid jab; get back to what you enjoy

Anyone who has not yet been vaccinated or is due their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is urged to go and get their jab in the next two weeks, as the local NHS scales up the number of vaccine opportunities..

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Citizens Advice (LeicesterShire) Services

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire services available to residents in Oadby and Wigston

June 2021

Monday, 28 June 2021

Sign Up for Free Holiday Clubs this Summer

Free holiday clubs are available this summer for children and young people who are eligible for free school meals.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Big Vaccination Weekend in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 25 – 27 June

Big Vaccine Weekend

Health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are encouraging all adults (18+) in LLR that are yet to have either their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to get vaccinated this weekend.

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