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March 2021

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Top Tips to Avoid COVID-19 in the Shops

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?

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Time of Connections - Free Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Oadby Food Bank Dates

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

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.

November 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Electric Vehicle Charging Points - Consultation goes live 30 November

Consultation will run from mid-day Monday, 30 November 2020 - mid-day Friday 8 January 2021 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council would like to hear your views on the provision of electric vehicle charging points throughout the Borough.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Reindeer Colouring Competition

Join our reindeer colouring competition to get into the festive spirit.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Additional Restrictions Grant Now Available

Additional Restrictions Grant The Additional Restrictions Grant was announced on 31 October 2020 to enable Local Authorities to support businesses in their areas under Local Covid Alert Level Very High (LCAL 3) or national restrictions and to..

Friday, 20 November 2020

Key Figures Unite to Call for Big Effort to Beat Virus

Senior council, health and police figures across the city and county have today (Friday, 20th November) made an unprecedented commitment to work together to drive down infection rates in the final days of the second coronavirus lockdown.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Pay at Any Time of Day!

You can pay for any of the things listed below at any time of day.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Call to Unite in Last Fortnight of Lockdown

A press release has been issued by Leicestershire County Council to share the story of a Leicestershire covid-19 survivor.

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