Throughout the year we consult with residents, business owners, visitors and stakeholders on a range of topics. These consultations can be found below, followed by results and findings from selected consultations.

Current Consultations

Tenants Survey 2021

Please note: This survey is for council tenants only.

The Council is keen to understand how we are performing in providing our Housing Services to our tenants. To do this we are asking our tenants to participate in our Annual Tenant Survey for 2021. This survey covers the areas of service that we provide such as Housing Services, repairs and maintenance, cleaning, communication and overall satisfaction.

This survey is available for completion by using the link to the online form below or in paper format.

Take part in the survey

In addition, we will be sending tenants a letter with a paper survey for those who do not have any technology to complete these forms on line.

This survey will be open until Friday 18 June 2021.

We will use this survey to find out what service improvements are important to tenants and build these into our improvement plans.

What do we do with the results?

We will analyse the results, share them with Tenant and Councillors and agree actions to tackle those areas highlighted as in need of improvement. Progress will be reported back in future communications on actions being taken to improve satisfaction with these service areas.

Draft Car Park Strategy

From: 17/05/2021 To: 27/06/2021

The Council is seeking feedback from car park users, businesses and stakeholders on its Draft Car Park Strategy.

You can view the draft document here: DRAFT Car Park Strategy 2021 - 2026 (PDF Document, 678.28 Kb)

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is responsible for off street parking in the borough and manages:

  • 10 town centre car parks,
  • 3 countryside and leisure car parks
  • 1 car park predominantly used by local residents and rail users
  • 7 car parks within urban parks

The annual cost of maintaining these car parks is in excess of £180,000 a year.

The council has developed a Car Park Strategy for the borough aimed at supporting the prosperity and sustainability of its town centres by ensuring parking provision is accessible, convenient, fit for purpose and of a quality standard. The strategy covers the next 5 years and sets out how these aspirations will be financed in a way that moves the burden of cost from the council tax payer to the service user.

We are now seeking feedback from residents, business and stakeholders who may be impacted by the proposed changes.

In summary, the strategy sets out the following key objectives:

  • Make best use of our assets by ensuring the right number of parking spaces are provided in the right location.
  • Provide safe, well maintained and well managed car parks.
  • Support the Environment Strategy by encouraging sustainable transport use and reducing emissions.
  • Deliver a self-financing car park service that is able to provide continual improvements to the parking environment.

To achieve the objectives the key proposed changes are:

  • Introduction of parking charges
  • Introduction of free ‘quick shop’ bays
  • Extension of enforcement to cover 7 days
  • Introduction of a system of season tickets
  • Introduction of resident parking permits in locations without on-street parking.
  • Ensuring that Electric Vehicle charging is available and meets demand

The consultation runs from Monday 17 May 2021 until Sunday 27 June 2021.

You should submit any comments on the proposals to parkingconsultation@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Consultation on introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Psychoactive Substance misuse

From: 07/05/2021 To: 18/06/2021.

Residents of Oadby, Wigston and South 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.

Concerns have been raised by the Police and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council about an increase in calls about drug paraphernalia linked to psychoactive substance misuse - in particular the little silver nitrous oxide canisters, often left behind en masse in parks and other public open spaces. The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 introduced legislation to deal with substances, often referred to as ‘legal highs’.

This legislation, though, only made it a criminal offence to supply or be in possession with intent to supply psychoactive substances such as nitrous oxide (sometimes known as 'laughing gas') and made no provision to deal with possession and recreational use.

A PSPO is an order that can prohibit a specified issue from affecting a public place and provides police and local authorities with an appropriate sanction. We already have one PSPO in operation across the Borough, for dog fouling. Fixed penalty notices of £150, or fines of up to £2,500 if it goes to court, can already be issued for littering offences.

The consultation on the new order goes live on Friday 7 May 2021 and is open for comments until 18 June 2021.

View the consultation pack: Consultation information pack - Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) (PDF Document, 263.07 Kb)

Take part in the consultation

Consultation Outcomes

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.

Last updated: Tuesday, 1 June 2021 12:58 pm