Public drinking

In response to concerns about public drinking in South Wigston and Oadby, the Council has successfully applied for Designated Public Places Orders (DPPOs) which prohibit the use of alcohol in specified areas. The details of these can be downloaded in the following PDFs:

South Wigston Alcohol Exclusion Zone (PDF Document, 12.51 Kb)

DPPO Fludes Lane (PDF Document, 428.41 Kb)

Drug and alcohol advice and support

FRANK is a national helpline dealing with all drug issues. Calls are free from landlines on 0800 776 600. You can also text on 82111.

Locally, you can contact Leicester Drug And Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) by emailing or by telephoning Leicester (0116) 305 2680. You can get information from them by telephoning Leicester (0116) 222 9555 (drugs) or Leicester (0116) 222 9545 (alcohol). Under 18s who want information about any type of substance misuse should telephone Leicester (0116) 252 1655.

Drinkline is a national drink telephone helpline and they can be contacted 24 hours a day on freephone 0800 917 8282.

A drug and alcohol outreach worker is employed jointly by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council and Blaby District Council and can be contacted for guidance, support and counselling using the details in the contact panel on the right.

A substance misuse self-help group operates from the Community Flat at 66 Boulter Crescent, Wigston on Wednesday afternoon. Please contact the substance misuse worker at the contact details on the left of this page for further information.

Download our Domestic Violence and Substance Misuse Information Leaflet (PDF Document, 327.6 Kb)

Last updated: Tuesday, 7 March 2023 2:32 pm