Is Wigston a nice place to live?

Is Wigston a nice place to live?

Wigston is the most desirable place to live in Leicestershire, according to a Royal Mail survey. The study, conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, looked at affordable housing, commuting times and green spaces. Newtown Linford, Kibworth, Loughborough and Mountsorrel complete the top five.

What is Wigston famous for?

In neighbouring South Wigston Henry Bates was the leading hosiery manufacturer. Wigston was the subject of W. G. Hoskins’s pioneering historical study, The Midland Peasant (London: Macmillan, 1965), which traced the social history of this village from earliest recorded history into the 19th century.

Is Wigston city or county?

Oadby and Wigston, borough (district), administrative and historic county of Leicestershire, England. Both Oadby and Wigston, formerly villages lying outside the city of Leicester, have been engulfed by the outward spread of the city’s suburbs. They lie to the southeast and south, respectively, of the city’s centre.

Is South Wigston a village?

South Wigston is a large village to the south of Leicester, England. It is outside the city boundary, forming part of the Oadby and Wigston district of Leicestershire.

What is the roughest area in Leicester?

A street in the city centre is the most criminal spot in Leicester, with more than 600 offences reported there in just 12 months. There were 624 crimes reported on or near Haymarket, between Church Gate and Belgrave Gate, between September 2017 and August 2018.

What is it like to live in Wigston?

Wigston provides residents with plenty of green spaces. Nearby Peace Memorial Park and Aylestone Lane Park provide much welcomed community space in which to enjoy the great outdoors. Fans of sport can indulge in football and rugby matches at neighbouring Welford Road.

What is the population of Wigston?

57,015
Oadby and Wigston

Borough of Oadby and Wigston
Population (mid-2019 est.)
• Total 57,015
• Rank Ranked 306th
• Density 6,300/sq mi (2,400/km2)

Who built South Wigston?

Orson Wright
South Wigston is unique in that the main bulk of it was built within seven years by Orson Wright between 1883 and 1890 and is therefore truly Victorian in its style and design.

What council is South Wigston?

Leicestershire County Council
South Wigston Registration Service | Leicestershire County Council.

What council is Wigston in?

Oadby and Wigston | Leicestershire County Council.

Is Leicestershire posh?

A Leicestershire village is one of the ‘poshest’ to be found in England – that’s according to research by an upmarket estate agent and a broadsheet newspaper popularly associated with retired colonels.

What is Glenfield like to live in?

Glenfield is a wonderful place to live. Great shops, doctors schools and sporting clubs and social clubs nearby. There are some beautiful gardens and quiet streets. You can often hear the birds singing and there is a lot of trees and flowering bushes.

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