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  • No Through Road Sign (Photo by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Bidgee licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
    Article: May 11, 2017
    By Cllr. Helen Loydall

    by Wigston Fields Borough Councillor Helen Loydall

    Several residents have expressed concerns over reports that Holmden Avenue in Wigston will become a through road between Western Avenue and Station Road as a result of the housing development off Holmden Avenue.

    I contacted the Planning Officers at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council and have received confirmation that Holmden Avenue will remain a no-through road in line with planning permission.

  • Oadby & Wigston BC Offices (© Copyright Mat Fascione and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence CC BY-SA 2.0)
    Article: May 3, 2017

    There is one less Conservative councillor in Oadby and Wigston this morning, after one of their group left Theresa May's party and went Independent.

    The first that most residents knew about the change was when Oadby Grange councillor Teck Khong's details were changed on the council's web site.

    This is more bad news for the embattled local Conservatives: they are now down to just 5 councillors and only a few days ago were hit by the news that their Tory MP was not staying around to fight the General Election.

  • Document: Apr 18, 2017
    1.08 MiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    The Liberal Democrats' manifesto for the 4th May County Council elections has been published. Read our plans to improve local services in our county,

  • Article: Oct 13, 2016
    By Michael Charlesworth

    The decision by voters on the 23rd June has raised many questions and concerns, here are just 3 of them:-

    Migrant Labour in the UK is more wide-spread than many people realise, it is not just the fruit and vegatable pickers, it is the care staff in residential homes, it is the workers in the huge warehouses (Amazon/Sports Direct etc), it is also the NHS which was only recently hiring Portugese nurses. If it is to be a 'hard brexit' lets hope these valued in essential people are allowed to stay.

  • Article: May 1, 2016
    By Michael Charlesworth

    Leicestershire County Council has finally sorted out it's implementation plan for the Oadby tip. From Wednesday 4th of May charging will be introduced for some types of non-household DIY waste. This includes; hardcore, rubble, soil, slabs, baths, toilets, sinks, tiles, window glass, plasterboard and asbestos. This list covers some but not all of the items that can be charged for. Payment can only be made at the site using a credit or debit card. More information can be found at:- Leicestershire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling

  • Lee A Bentley
    Article: Jul 20, 2014
    By Cllr Lee A Bentley

    Leicestershire County Council takes an average of £945.00 per year from each band C household in Oadby and Wigston, but have made the decision that roads and paths will no longer be improved or replaced, grass will no longer be cut on a regular basis and only the bare legal limit of work will be carried out from now on. As they provide very little other services within the borough the question must be asked "where is all the money going?" we all know that money is tigh t at the moment and will be for some time but these services are front line and haven't changed, the grass remains grass and the roads and paths haven't grown bigger. The County Council gets the money from local residents to maintain the area and have a budget of almost £60M a year for highways spending across the County but still can't manage to provide the basic services. Oadby and Wigston Council is one of the smallest Borough Councils in the Country but remains one of the most sucessful, we maintain all our land, provide free town centre shoppers parking, weekly refuse and recycling collections and all on a budget much less than the County Council gets, Oadby and Wigston Council gets an average of £180.00 per band C household. Maybe the County Council should come to us for some financial advice and forget their vain hopes of taking over our Borough in order to try to make themselves successful, or maybe they should spend some of the £97 million they are hoarding!! Cllr Bentley wants the County Council to start getting some pride in our Borough, but then the County Councillors who make up the decision making County Council Cabinet don't live here, do they!!