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November 2022

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.

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..

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