Residents Reject County Take-Over

Borough of Oadby & Wigston Council Office

Nearly nine out of ten Oadby and Wigston residents have rejected Conservative proposals to merge the Borough into a single, huge unitary council across Leicestershire.

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council surveyed local people about the plans put forward by the Conservative leader of the County Council.

424 of the 477 respondents (89 per cent) said no when asked if the plans would benefit our area.

Liberal Democrat Cllr. John Boyce, Leader of Oadby and Wigston has written to the Conservatives to highlight residents’ opposition to the plans. In the letter, Cllr. Boyce writes that the Conservatives’ own minister, “… does not see reorganisation as a means of solving the funding crisis.”

Cllr. Boyce also stated that the changes, “…would inevitably lead to a significant reduction in some services and charging for others,” as residents have less influence over decisions and as a result, weekly rubbish collections and free shoppers’ parking under threat.

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