Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

  1. Oadby and Wigston joins Leicester in 'tier two'

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Leicestershire will be split up into different levels of restrictions under the new three-tier system that comes into effect on Wednesday.

    While the rest of the county will be subject to tier one measures, Oadby and Wigston and Leicester city will be in tier two.

    The government confirmed areas already subject to tighter restrictions, like Oadby and Wigston, will "automatically" become tier two areas.

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    A spokesperson for the Oadby and Wigston Borough Council said: "The council has received confirmation... that the borough is in Tier 2 (High) of the government's three-tiered system.

    "As it stands, the borough's current lockdown measures will remain the same.

    "One thing that is now allowed is to meet family and friends in each other's gardens, as well as beer gardens (rule of 6 applies). But going into someone else's house is still not allowed.

    "Final regulations will be shared as soon as they are published."

  2. Coronavirus: New restrictions for Oadby and Wigston

    Residents in Oadby and Wigston will be banned from socialising with people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens from 22 September, the government has announced today.

    The move comes after infection rates tripled in a week.

    The Department for Health and Social Care also said people who are shielding in Leicester will no longer need to from 5 October.

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    Quote Message: I know these restrictions will make every-day life harder for many, but I know that residents will work together and respect the rules so we can reduce rates of transmission. I urge local people to isolate and get a test if you have symptoms, follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace, and always remember ‘hands, face, space’. By sticking to these steps, we will get through this together. from Matt Hancock Health and Socal Care Secretary
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  3. Coronavirus: Volunteer marshals start patrols

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Covid marshals have hit the streets of South Wigston, Oadby and Wigston in an effort to keep the rate of new coronavirus cases down.

    Oadby and Wigston Borough Council confirmed the marshals have been deployed and will visit public spaces and settings, including pubs, restaurants and shops in a bid to enforce the latest coronavirus rules.

    The authority also introduced a curfew in its parks, banning people from visiting between 17:00 and 07:00.

    Only Bolton has a higher seven-day infection rate in England, and Oadby and Wigston is the only area in the top 10 where no extra restrictions currently apply.

    Council leader John Boyce urged residents to follow the Leicester lockdown rules, adding if the number of cases don't fall "there is the potential that further local restrictions will be introduced".

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  4. Parks under curfew in borough due to coronavirus

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    A curfew is in place at all Oadby and Wigston play parks in an attempt to bring the area’s coronavirus infection rate down.

    Oadby and Wigston Borough Council’s leader John Boyce said the council had taken the "difficult decision" to place an overnight curfew on all parks, which will start tomorrow, between 17:00 and 7:00 for the next few weeks.

    Mr Boyce said he has "encouraged" residents to follow the Leicester City local restrictions after the borough’s rates rose "sharply".

    Boys at a play park

    He added: “The Borough of Oadby and Wigston is now at a pivotal point in how we move forward to fend off a second wave of coronavirus after rates have risen exceptionally sharply.

    “The current outbreak of Covid-19 is not down to one factor or organisation.

    "This outbreak is across all communities and age groups and not down to a single cause."

  5. Oadby and Wigston hotspots published

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Six coronavirus hotspots have been published by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

    The authority said that the six worst-affected wards are Brockshill, Grange and St Peters wards in Oadby and Meadowcourt, St Wolstan's and Wigston Fields in Wigston.

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    Quote Message: Working closely with our public health team, it has emerged that some of the outbreaks within local factories may be linked to car sharing. The advice is to avoid car sharing with people from a different household." from Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
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  6. Council announces worst-affected wards in Oadby and Wigston

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    A list of the wards in Oadby and Wigston with the highest levels of positive coronavirus cases has been released.

    It comes shortly before Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to update the public on whether Leicester's lockdown will be eased.

    Last week it was revealed Oadby and Wigston had the highest rates of coronavirus (712 per 100,000 people) in Leicestershire, apart from Leicester itself.

    Today the council announced the following wards have the highest levels:

    • Oadby Brockshill Ward
    • Oadby St Peters Ward
    • Oadby Grange Ward
    • Wigston St Wolstan’s Ward
    • Wigston Meadowcourt Ward
    • Wigston Fields Ward
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  7. More results from across the region

    David Pittam

    BBC News Online

    In Leicestershire, the Conservatives held Blaby, although they lost four seats.

    The Tories also held Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough District Council, South Derbyshire,

    The Conservatives won North East Derbyshire from Labour, whose seats dropped from 35 to 18, giving the Tories the majority.

    Labour gained control of High Peak Borough Council, winning five seat. The Conservatives lost seven councillors.

    The Liberal Democrats held Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, where they gained five seats.

  8. Liberal Democrats keep control of Oadby & Wigston Council

    The Liberal Democrats have held control of Oadby & Wigston Council after winning 24 of the 26 seats available, five more than they won the last time these seats were up for election in 2015.

    The Conservative Party won two seats, four fewer than it won last time. The Labour Party won no seats, compared with one last time.

    A full breakdown of results for Oadby & Wigston will be available from the council website, and for full national results use the BBC's live results service.

    This story has been generated using BBC election data and some automation.

    Liberal Democrats keep control of Oadby & Wigston Council