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November 2020

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.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

New Payment System to be Introduced on 18 November

The Council is moving its payment system to a new, more user friendly platform.

Monday, 16 November 2020

Concern That Pandemic is Distracting From Crucial EU Exit Preparations

Businesses urged to get ready for end of EU transition on 1 January.

Friday, 13 November 2020

Business Support Local Restrictions Support Grant

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (LRSG) payments will begin to eligible businesses by Wednesday 18 November. You may be asked to fill in some additional information to ensure accurate payment. Please continue to visit our website and..

Friday, 13 November 2020

New Sandhurst Street Car Park Testing Centre

There is a new walk-through test centre in Sandhurst Street car park, Oadby (LE2 5AR).

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Armistice Day Virtual Celebrations

Details of the virtual celebrations for Armistice Day.

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Councils Can Campaign

#CouncilsCan Day is an online campaign to highlight the critical work of local government, especially this year during the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Interfaith Week 2020 - Virtual Messages

Virtual messages from faith groups to celebrate interfaith week 2020.

Friday, 6 November 2020

Remembrance Day Virtual Events

Information about the councils virtual remembrance day events.

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Residents Reminded to Celebrate Bonfire Night Safely and Considerately

Residents of Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston are being reminded to celebrate bonfire night safely and be considerate of their neighbours this year.

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Business Support Grant Funding

Information on support grants for businesses that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, 2 November 2020

New COVID-19 Guidance from November 5

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister at the weekend, new guidance on the new national restrictions from Thursday November 5 is now available.

October 2020

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Residents Urged to Stay Home this Remembrance Day

Residents of Oadby and Wigston are being asked to stay home on Remembrance Sunday this year and find other ways to honour those who served and sacrificed themselves in the line of duty.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards

Each year Oadby & Wigston Borough Council seeks to recognise the achievements and positive impact young people have in our community with the Young Citizen of the Year. In addition, we also want to recognise the Citizen of the Year. A person..

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Call to ‘Celebrate Differently’ to Stay Safe

‘Celebrate differently’ to stay safe is the plea from organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as residents gear up for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Voluntary & Community Sector COVID-19 Recovery Grant Scheme

The Council is about to introduce a one-off community recovery grant scheme to support local voluntary groups with re-opening costs.

Monday, 26 October 2020

Sport England Launch Return to Play Fund

Sport England have launched a new £16.5 million fund to give additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Active Champions 2020 - We want your nominations!

We need your help to find the Borough’s 2020 Active Champions! For the past 10 years we have usually held our Oadby and Wigston Sports Awards, each November, to celebrate local people’s achievements in sport, physical activity and..

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Celebrate Safely This Halloween

People across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland are being reminded to celebrate safely this Halloween to limit exposure and slow the spread of coronavirus.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Protect Loved Ones From Scams

Friends Against Scams (FAS) is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.

Friday, 16 October 2020

New ‘It’s down to us’ campaign launched to control virus

New ‘It’s down to us’ campaign launched to control virus.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Tipu Sultan Direction

The Tipu Sultan was allowed to re-open from midday on the 1st October 2020.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Securing Devices at Home and at Work

Keep these tips in mind when working from home to keep both your work and personal information secure.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Enforcement - Open Letter From The Leader of The Council

Open Letter From The Leader of The Council, Cllr John Boyce, regarding enforcement.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Wigston Chippy Fined £5,000 Following Rat Infestation

A fish and chip shop was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £1,555 in costs after Environmental Health Officers found numerous rat droppings at a town centre takeaway.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Getting Started with a Well-being Strategy Webinar

In this webinar understand how and why a well-being strategy can benefit you and your business.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October marks the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month-long public awareness campaign which aims to raise awareness about Cyber Security and stress the collective effort needed to stop cyber intrusions and scams.

Monday, 5 October 2020

OWBC Employee Shares His Coronavirus Story

Our visiting Officer from our Revenues & Benefits Team, Paul, shares his story in a short interview about the very real impact COVID-19 had on his life after catching the virus back in April 2020.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Latest cases highlight need to fight virus together

Leicestershire's latest Covid-19 figures remain ‘concerning’, says the county council's director of public health.

September 2020

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Aylestone Lane Road Closure

Details about the Aylestone Lane Road Closure.

Monday, 28 September 2020

New Test and Trace Support Payment

From 28 September 2020 If you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to Self Isolate you may be eligible for a Test and Trace Support Payment of £500.

Friday, 25 September 2020

Call for Sites - Planning Consultation

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council (the Council) is inviting submissions of land to be considered for new developments in the Borough for the period 2031 and beyond, as part of this Call for Sites public consultation.

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Council in for the 'long haul' in fight against virus

The county council says there remains a rising trend in the number of positive Covid-19 cases across Leicestershire.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Businesses Urged to Prepare for NHS COVID-19 App

The new NHS COVID-19 app is due to launch on Thursday 24 September in England and Wales which includes a QR check-in at venues. This means that certain venues will be legally required to display NHS QR code app posters in their venues by Thursday..

Friday, 18 September 2020

Restaurant Served Closure Notice

A closure notice has been issued to a restaurant in Oadby for not complying with social distancing rules.

Friday, 18 September 2020

New Local Restrictions Implemented to Try to Stop the Spread of the Virus

As infection rates continue to rise in the Borough, the Council implemented actions designed to restrict the spread of the virus across the borough. The Government has reviewed these actions and agree with their implementation. They will pass these..

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Citizens Advice on redundancy

Citizens Advice Leicestershire: Seven things to check if you’re at risk of redundancy

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council now at Pivotal Point in Fight Against COVID-19

The Borough of Oadby and Wigston is now at a pivotal point in how we moved forward to fend off a second wave of coronavirus after the Borough’s rates have risen exceptionally sharply.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Plea to Residents after COVID Rates Rocket

A call is going out to Oadby and Wigston residents asking them to play their part in fending off a second wave of coronavirus – after the borough’s rates rocketed over the weekend.

Friday, 11 September 2020

Leaders Will Protect Interests of Residents & Businesses

The leaders of all seven district and borough councils in Leicestershire say they will be fully involved in any discussions about the future of local government and will protect the interests of residents and businesses.

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Update Following Prime Ministers Announcement

After the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday (9th September) we wanted to give some further clarity around new measures. The overarching theme is that the public still must limit social contact "as much as possible" and limit..

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Managing Pavement Parking – Consultation

The consultation was opened on 31 August and closes on 22 November 2020.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Don’t Let Your Recycling Go to Waste

The video offers an excellent insight into what happens to your recycling in Leicestershire and highlights some of the issues around contamination in household recycling and what we can do to avoid it.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Extended Local Lockdown Discretionary Business Grants Fund

Oadby and Wigston have been allocated £400K as part of the extended local lockdown discretionary business grants fund.

August 2020

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Wigston Pool and Fitness Centre Re-opening Date Announced

Wigston Pool and Fitness Centre, which is managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, will reopen its gyms on 1 September with a range of safety measures in place.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Helping Hands Advice Centre Re-opening

The Helping Hands Advice Centre is re-opening at 10.00am on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.

Monday, 24 August 2020

Open Letter from the Leader of the Council, Councillor John Boyce

Open Letter from the Leader of the Council, Councillor John Boyce.

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