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August 2021

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

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.

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Final week to submit EU Settlement Scheme applications

EU citizens living in Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of Wednesday 30 June.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Armed Forces Day 2021

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is delighted to show its support for Armed Forces Day this year and every year.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Closure Order Granted on Council Flat in Wigston

A closure order has been granted for a council flat at Boulter Crescent in Wigston after people living nearby raised repeated concerns about the tenant’s persistent anti-social behaviour.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Are you 18 years of age and over? You can book your COVID-19 vaccination

If you are 18 and over you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Letter from District Councils as Leicestershire County Council’s intends to reject the 15m government grant to support Melton’s relief road.

Read the statement from District Councils in response to Leicestershire County Council’s intent to reject the 15m government grant to support Melton’s relief road.

Friday, 11 June 2021

Leader of The Council responds to Neil O’Brien MP - Draft Car Parking Strategy Consultation

Leader of The Council, Councillor John Boyce, responds to a letter from Neil O’Brien MP regarding the consultation of the Council's draft Car Park Strategy.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Additional Test Kits Available to Help Fight Virus

The county council is taking more steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus after a ‘concerning’ rise in cases over the past few days.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Citizens Advice Reminds EU citizens to Apply to EU Settlement Scheme Before 30 June

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is reminding EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.

Monday, 7 June 2021

Pride Month Activities

Events taking place across Leicestershire for Pride Month 2021.

Monday, 7 June 2021

Community Action Partnership

Do you need help to get around? If you live in Oadby & Wigston the Community Action Partnership can help.

Monday, 7 June 2021

Call for residents to ‘take care’ as cases double

Leicestershire residents are being urged to ‘take action now’ to stem a rise in coronavirus rates after cases more than doubled in a week.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Community Clean Day

The Housing department will be holding a community clean day at Junction Road on Thursday 3rd June at 9.30am.

May 2021

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Pressures on Primary Care Services - Facebook Live Event

GPs in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have issued a heartfelt thank you to local people for their support during the pandemic and ask for their continued patience as they begin to restore services and help increasing numbers of patients to get..

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Leader of The Council responds to Neil O’Brien MP Regarding Draft Car Parking Strategy Consultation

Leader of The Council responds to Neil O’Brien MP Regarding Draft Car Parking Strategy Consultation

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Leicester Guidance on COVID Restrictions

Over the last 48 hours there has been confusion regarding extra COVID restrictions for certain hotspot areas which included Leicester.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Installation of Charging Points for Electric Vehicles Now Complete

The installation works, undertaken by EB Charging, are now complete at all three of the selected sites in the borough. From today, residents and visitors in Oadby and Wigston will be able to use the charge points.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Lateral Flow Tests for Those Attending Wembley on Saturday

In light of Leicester City Football Club securing a place at the FA cup final, all ticket holders are required to have a lateral flow test within 48 hours of travelling down to Wembley.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by BOWS (Blaby, Oadby,Wigston & South Wigston) and Nationally by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021. The theme is 'Nature'.

Friday, 7 May 2021

Have Your Say on the Introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Residents of Oadby and Wigston are being asked to have their say on the introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for use of psychoactive substances, such as nitrous oxide, linked to anti-social behaviour.

April 2021

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Dialogue Society Leicester - Virtual Iftar

Details about the Dialogue Society's virtual Iftar.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Virtual Business Breakfast Meeting With OWBC

This is the second Business Gateway Growth Hub and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council breakfast webinar of 2021. In this session which is targeted at our SME businesses a range of topics will be presented focussed on support and development..

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Collection of Contact Details Regulations

Now that restrictions are easing and venues are reopening it is essential to have the right tools in place to help prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Bin Collections - Oadby

The crews were unable to gain access to two streets in Oadby.

Friday, 9 April 2021

Installation of charging points for electric vehicles at Wigston Leisure Centre now complete

The installation works, undertaken by EB Charging, are now complete at Wigston Leisure Centre in Wigston. Residents and visitors in Oadby and Wigston will be able to use the charge points.

Friday, 9 April 2021

Leader of the Council pays tribute to HRH Prince Philip

A tribute statement from the Leader of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Councillor John Boyce on the death of His Royal Highness, the Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April 2021.

Friday, 9 April 2021

County leaders pay tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

Following the sad death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Michael Kapur OBE, said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of The Duke, who dedicated his life to the service of our country and to..

Thursday, 8 April 2021

COVID Assessment for Businesses

Have you taken all the safeguards and measures to protect your staff and customers? Apply to the Council for your COVID assessment before reopening.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

South Leicestershire Local Authorities Online Landlord Forums

South Leicestershire Local Authorities Online Landlord Forums.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Refuse Collections on Jordan Avenue and Florence Avenue

Refuse crews tried to gain access to Jordan Avenue and Florence Avenue today to empty refuse bins but unfortunately access to the roads was blocked by cars.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Prohibition of Right Turn from Wakes Road into McDonalds

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at Wakes Road, Wigston.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

New Business Support Grants Available

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

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

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