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October 2020

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.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Refuse and Recycling Collection on Manor Road Extension

Due to road works the Refuse and Recycling Team were unable to get down Manor Road Extension on 13th August. There will be a double collection next week to rectify this.

Thursday, 13 August 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.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Oadby Educational foundation - Higher Education Grant

Grant application for students in full-time Higher Education.

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Oadby & Wigston Libraries to Open on 10th August

Fourteen Leicestershire libraries re-opened their doors for browsing, borrowing and returning books on Monday 3 August using an appointment system, with Oadby and Wigston libraries to follow on Monday 10 August.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Local Leisure Centres Reopening Date Announced

Local leisure centres in Oadby and Wigston are set to reopen, after being given the ‘green light’ by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Shielding Advice to Be Relaxed in Oadby & Wigston

The Government will relax shielding advice in the Oadby and Wigston area in two stages on 10 August and 24 August. This is because the number of people with the virus in Oadby and Wigston area has fallen. You are advised not to travel into Leicester..

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

New Grant Scheme – Kickstarting Tourism

The Government recently announced a new support package for tourism businesses - Kickstarting Tourism - to help them adapt. The grants are 100% funded by the European Regional Development Fund and there will be no requirement to contribute..

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Car Parking Charges Within The Borough

Parking charges for over three hour stays will be re-introduced from Wed 5th August.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Re-opening of play areas and outdoor gyms

Our play areas and outdoor gyms are now open but the equipment is to be used at your own risk.

July 2020

Friday, 31 July 2020

Armed Forces Award - Achieving Silver

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is delighted to have been awarded the Armed Forces Silver Award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

Friday, 31 July 2020

More Information Regarding The Lockdown Announcement

Information about the recent announcement regarding the lockdown in Oadby and Wigston.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Statement From Councillor John Boyce Regarding The Recent Lockdown Announcement

Statement from Councillor John Boyce, Leader of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council regarding the recent lockdown announcement.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Leicester City Council - Food Parcel Calls

Leicester City Council are in receipt of a list of shielded persons and are proactively contacting them to offer assistance and asking if they require a food parcels.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Joint statement regarding Raksha Bandhan 2020

Joint Statement regarding Raksha Bandhan 2020 from the NHS, Leicestershire County Council, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Council.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

COVID-19 Shielding Update

Shielding update for those shielding due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

10 Scams to Be Aware of During COVID-19

Ten scams to be aware of during COVID-19.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Innovation Friday Online Event

The Leicester Innovation Hub team, would like to invite you to their next Innovation Friday Online event on the 31st July at 10am. This month they are focusing on Engineering and Manufacturing Innovation with great opportunities and examples.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Joint Statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020

Joint Statement regarding Eid al-Adha 2020.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Visiting Our Parks - Dog Owners

Although it is not apart of the government's guidelines, we request that if you are visiting our parks with your dog, could you please be mindful of other people out for a walk and other dog owners by ensuring your dog is kept under control.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Pavement Café Policy

The Council has adopted a Pavement Café Policy to help promote vibrant and diverse areas of the town for people to enjoy.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Census Engagement Manager

The Office of National Statistics are recruiting a Census Engagement Manager for Census 2021.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Businesses and Venues That Must Remain Closed to The Public

On 4 July 2020 regulations were introduced closing certain businesses and venues in Leicester. These regulations now only apply to the City of Leicester and the Borough of Oadby and Wigston.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Statement by Leader of the Council, John Boyce

Statement by Councillor John Boyce after the statement in parliament on 16 July regarding localised lockdown.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Additional Data of Affected Wards

We have now received additional data to show where there are higher numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in the borough.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

More Waste Sites in the County Set to Re-Open

Leicestershire County Council is finalising plans to re-open the remainder of its recycling and household waste sites which have been closed since mid-March.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Protect Communities by Taking Test, Oadby and Wigston Residents Urged

Residents in parts of Oadby and Wigston are being urged to get tested for coronavirus as mobile units are scaled up in the county area with the highest infection rate.

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