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April 2021

Thursday, 1 April 2021

New Business Support Grants Available

Business Support Grants Image

There are two government business support grants available on the Councils website. The Additional Restriction Grant(ARG) and the Restart Grant.

March 2021

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

New Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

At the Licensing and Regulatory Committee 11 March 2021 it was unanimously agreed that the amended Policy be approved following a consultation with the industry and wider community which resulted in 293 responses. The Council has assessed the..

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

University of Leicester granted Honorary Freedom of the Borough

University of Leicester

On Tuesday, 30 March 2021, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council held an extraordinary meeting of the Full Council to put before the Councillors a proposal to confer upon the University of Leicester the honour of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough.

Friday, 26 March 2021

Local Vaccination Take Up

You can see the details of local vaccination take up statistics as of 25 March 2021 here.

Friday, 19 March 2021

Citizens Advice: Covid-19 Pandemic - One Year On

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire (CitAL) has helped more than 24,400 people during the past year of the pandemic.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Top Tips to Avoid COVID-19 in the Shops

Shop Safely

There are still Covid-19 restrictions in place across the Country and the Borough. You should stay at home has much as possible, however when you need to go out we want to ensure that we are helping to create a safe environment for our residents.

Friday, 12 March 2021

Have You Got Your Census Letter?

Census 2021

The census is a unique survey that takes place every 10 years in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Premises Licence Variation Application

A premises licence variation under the Licensing Act 2003 to extend the hours for the Tree House Café 23 Blaby Road Wigston LE18 4PA.

Friday, 5 March 2021

One Year Since First Coronavirus Case


This week marks the anniversary of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Leicestershire – and council, police and health chiefs and survivors are reflecting on their experiences.

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Public Path Diversion Order - The Horse and Trumpet, Wigston

Leicestershire County Council, Section 119 - Highways Act 1980, Public Footpath Z17 (PART, At The Horse And Trumpet, Wigston, In The Borough Of Oadby And Wigston, Public Path Diversion Order 2020.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Oadby Pool Site Development

In the council Tax and Budget Setting Meeting on Thursday 18 February the Oadby Pool Site Development was discussed. Below are some answers to some questions residents and stakeholders may have.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Customer Service Centre - Message from John Boyce

Image of front of Customer Service Centre Bell street, Wigston

A message from Leader of The Council, Councillor John Boyce, regarding the closure of the Customer Service Centre.

February 2021

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Find out about the Government's Roadmap out of lockdown

A summary of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Taking Action on Employment and Skills - Webinar

Join Business in the Community’s East Midlands Leadership Board from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Friday 26th February for a webinar event to discuss the challenges faced in the East Midlands and the action your business can take to support those most..

Monday, 15 February 2021

Electric Vehicle Charging Points to be Installed Across Oadby & Wigston

Electric vehicle points

Charging points for electric vehicles to be installed across Borough of Oadby and Wigston As part of its commitment to cut carbon emissions, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council will start the roll-out of 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charge..

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Police name man who died in Wigston

A man who died in an address in Wigston has been named by detectives.

Friday, 12 February 2021

Police have arrested a woman following the death of a man in Wigston.

Officers were called to an address in Kingston Avenue at around 8.52pm yesterday (Thursday 11 February) where a man in his 30s was found with a stab wound injury. Colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene and the man was..

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Debt Support

responsible debt

If you are struggling with money - you can get help!

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Time of Connections - Free Activities

Time to Connections

Connecting with others during the Covid pandemic has been difficult, and it's easy to feel isolated and lonely.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Refuse and Recycling Collections Suspended Due to Ice (9 February)

Our refuse and recycling crews attempted collections this morning, but due to icy conditions we have suspended the collection services.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Council Awarded Prestigious Customer Service Excellence Standard

Customer Service Excellence

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has been awarded the prestigious Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

National Clap for Captain Sir Tom Moore and Healthcare Workers

Captain Sir Tom Moore

The prime minister is encouraging the nation to join in with a national clap for Sir Tom and healthcare workers at 6pm this evening.

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

BREXIT Transition Hub

Businesses can find out which rules affect them and get personalised and prioritised actions for their business by using the Brexit Checker Tool.

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Avian flu in Leicestershire

Avian influenza (bird flu) is a disease that mainly affects wild and captive birds such as poultry and game birds.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Open Letter from Mike Sandys LCC

An open letter to residents of Oadby and Wigston from Mike Sandys at Leicestershire County Council.

January 2021

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Changes to Garden Waste fees for 2021

Find out the new fees for Garden Waste for 2021.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Coronavirus Vaccination Webinar - What You Need to Know

Vaccine Webinar

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have released the following information about a webinar that is taking place on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 7-8pm.

Monday, 25 January 2021

OWBC Awarded £88,000 of Community Champion Fund

The Government has released £23.75m funding for councils and voluntary groups to 60 Councils to help support how they can give advice and boost take up for the COVID-19 vaccine within the Community.

Monday, 25 January 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day Virtual Event

Our Holocaust Memorial Day virtual event takes place on Wednesday 27 January 2021 and will begin at 5:00pm via our social media channels. Details will be published on our website so that residents will be able to view all of the videos that are part..

Monday, 25 January 2021

Bin Collection Disruption - 25 January 2021

Due to adverse weather conditions we have decided to suspend all refuse, recycling and garden waste collections today. This is due to the safety of the general public and our crews.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Open Letter from Leader of The Council - COVID19 Response

Open letter from Leader of The Council, Councillor John Boyce regarding the Councils response to COVID 19.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Virtual Business Breakfast Meeting - with OWBC

This is a great webinar to gain a better understanding of some of the major themes affecting businesses at the moment: An update since exiting the EU, continued effects of the pandemic, supporting the town centre, local businesses and retailers..

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Residents Urged to prepare for Flooding

People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraged to make sure they’re flood-ready, following a Met Office forecast for heavy rain this week.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Flood Alert: River Sence in Leicestershire

Flooding is possible for: River Sence and tributaries from Billesdon to the River Soar at Glen Parva.

Friday, 8 January 2021

Cllr John Boyce, speaks on BBC Radio Leicester

Listen to Leader of the Council, John Boyce as he is interviewed by Ady Dayman from BBC Radio Leicester.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Community Transport Continue to Support Residents

The Community Transport team are continuing to support as many people as possible across Oadby & Wigston in these challenging times.

Monday, 4 January 2021

New Lockdown Guidelines - Effective 4 January 2021

New Guidance on National Lockdown - Oadby and Wigston Borough Council - These new guidelines should followed immediately (4 January 2021). This supercedes all other guidance.

Monday, 4 January 2021

Community testing to start in Wigston

Community testing for Covid 19 is getting underway in Leicestershire, with Wigston Fields being the first area to take part.

December 2020

Wednesday, 30 December 2020


The Borough of Oadby and Wigston move into Tier 4 with effect from 00:01 Thursday 31 December 2020.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Revision of Taxi Licensing Policies 2021

Revision of Taxi Licensing Policies 2021.

Monday, 21 December 2020

COVID Testing Stations - Opening TImes over Christmas

Details of testing site schedule.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Covid Vaccination Gets the Go Ahead in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Covid Vaccination Gets the Go Ahead in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Last Few Days to Take Part in the Building Better Hospitals Consultation

The clock’s ticking for people who want to have their say on £450 million proposals to transform acute hospital and maternity services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Friday, 11 December 2020

Making a Christmas Bubble with Friends and Family

Christmas Bubbles

The festive period is an important time for many people of all faiths and none who come together over the holidays. The UK Government and Devolved Administrations recognise that people will want to be with their friends and family over Christmas,..

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Responsible Debt

Manage your money

Information around managing your money and support for those struggling with debt.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Oadby Food Bank Dates

Oadby Food Bank

Details about Oadby Food Bank.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

The Story of Chanukah


Chanukah is a festival that falls in the winter.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

‘Kickstart’ Placements for the Young Unemployed

Hundreds of small businesses to provide ‘Kickstart’ placements to young unemployed.

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Selective Licensing Deadline Extended to 7th December

Selective Licensing

Thank you to the landlords and Estate agents who have submitted their applications prior to the 30th November deadline. A final extension will be applied with a deadline of 7th December 2020 now in place.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Virtual Annual Award Ceremony

Join the OWBC Annual Award Ceremony virtually.

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