Be a Councillor event


The role of District and Parish Councillors will be showcased for residents interested in standing as candidates in this year’s local elections, at an event hosted by Blaby District Council.

The Prospective Councillor Event takes place on Tuesday 29 January from 6pm at the Council Offices on Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

Councillors come from all walks of life, age groups and backgrounds, and play a key role in shaping the future of their local communities. The event will highlight the varied roles of a Councillor, with visitors able to ask questions.

Anyone with a genuine interest in what happens in Blaby District and who want to represent their local community are welcome to come along to find out more. There is no requirement to be a member of a political party to attend.

Local Elections for the 2019-2023 term on Thursday 02 May 2019 will elect both District and Parish Councillors. The event will also feature:

  • The key roles Councillors play
  • Support available from the Council, including allowances and training
  • Standing for election and nomination deadlines


Jane Toman, Returning Officer at Blaby District Council, said: “We are really keen to encourage anyone interested in representing their community to attend this event to find out more about becoming a Councillor.

“It is an excellent opportunity to see what it’s like to be involved in local democracy and how Councillors can make such a positive difference to community life. We look forward to welcoming everyone who is interested to the event.”

For more information, including the full programme of events, visit the Be a Councillor webpage or call 0116 275 0555.






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Last updated: 16 January 2019

Local authority Building Control partnership expands

A Building Control partnership led by Blaby District Council will be joined by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

The Blaby District Council Building Control Partnership (BCP) began in June 2018 with Harborough District Council. Set in a competitive industry, the partnership was created to help ease the issue of a shortage of local authority Building Control Surveyors across the country.

With the addition of Oadby and Wigston’s Building Control team, the three services together will enable career progression and the opportunity for staff to pool resources across a larger team. The partnership will also give all three local authorities the opportunity to offer standard inspections to all customers.

The renowned Building Control service led by Blaby District Council works with some of the biggest housebuilders locally, and inspects buildings located across the midlands. At a recent Council meeting, Harborough District Council said they were “delighted” with how well the partnership was working so far.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Health Improvement, Leisure and Regulatory Services at Blaby District Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Oadby and Wigston Borough Council into our Building Control Partnership. This is another example of how local authorities can work closer together to manage the challenges within the industry.

“Building Control is unique as a statutory service for councils which is also exposed to full market competition. Forming a partnership means we can assist both Harborough and Oadby and Wigston in delivering a cost neutral service.”

Councillor John Boyce, Leader of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council said “I welcome this pragmatic approach to shared service, it will provide resilience, cost control and a more customer focused service.”

For more information on the service or to book a site inspection or building regulation application, visit