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  • Bid for £8k to extend town's festive lights

    By Leicester Mercury at 07:30 on 03/01/13
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    A market town's Christmas lights could receive an extra spending boost this year. Councillors in Melton will be asked to agree £8,000 extra spending to extend the lights along Burton Street, in addition to those already put up in the town centre each year. The council owns the Christmas lights in the town and pays for them to be stored and installed each year. In a report to the council's rural, economic and environmental...
  • Council's £50k decision

    By Leicester Mercury at 07:30 on 03/01/13
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    A council will be asked to consider setting aside £50,000 for legal costs for a public inquiry into a planned wind farm. Melton Borough Council rejected Peel Energy's plans for a nine-turbine wind farm on the former Asfordby mine site last year. But now the company has told the authority it will be seeking a public inquiry on the proposal. The authority rejected the application on the grounds it would result in substantial...
  • Independent wins Melton Council's Egerton Ward by-election.

    By Sharon_LP at 22:10 on 16/11/12
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    Independent candidate, Mark Twittey has been elected Egerton Ward Councillor for Melton Borough Council.  Mr Twittey takes over the seat recently vacated as a result of former councillor Steve Dungworth's resignation on health and family grounds.  Mr Twittey received 253 votes, with Labour candidate Mike Brown in second place with 232 votes and Conservative candidate Paul Phizacklea in third position with 92 votes.
  • Melton Seniors Day 2012 - THIS FRIDAY 31st August

    By melton_mark at 21:19 on 27/08/12
    New Age Kurling at Melton Seniors Day 2011
    Melton Seniors Forum will be holding their annual Melton Seniors Day at Melton Borough Council's Parkside Offices on Friday 31st August from 10.00 to 2.00pm. Following the success of the 2011 event, this year there will be over 35 different agencies and information stands offering advice and assistance on such things as how to avoid becoming a victim of doorstep crime, tax advice, getting more active, wills, trusts, getting onto the...
  • Have your say on Council Tax Benefit in Melton Mowbray

    By nora_hs at 23:02 on 06/08/12
    Have your say on Council Tax Benefit in Melton Mowbray
    Residents in the Melton Borough are being encouraged to have their say on how Council Tax support should be provided from the 1st April 2013, by taking part in a survey. Currently, central Government fully funds a national Council Tax Benefit scheme that supports residents on low incomes. From April 2013 that funding will be cut by 10% which means that Melton Borough Council will need to save around £373,000 in the first year,...

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