About the Council
Melton Borough Council was formed in 1974 from the Melton Mowbray Urban District and the Melton and Belvoir Rural District.
Melton Borough Council is one of seven district councils within Leicestershire, and operates a Cabinet system of governance. The current cabinet comprises of the Leader and 5 Portfolio Holders.
Information of the current Cabinet can be found here.
You can view the wider democratic structure of the council here.
The Council is in the process of implementing a new Corporate Structure. Transitional arrangements are currently in place while recruitment to new roles take place. From April it will be made up of four service areas:
- Corporate Services
- Growth and Regeneration
- Governance and Regulatory
- Housing and Communities
The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for these services.
The total number of people employed by the Council is equivalent to around 170 full time posts. In addition to this we also manage services which are contracted out and shared which include waste and recycling, leisure centers, housing repairs, ICT and audit.
There are 28 Councillors:
- 22 Conservative
- 6 Opposition Group
The Conservative Leader of the Council is Cllr Joe Orson, who was appointed in 2017.
The Corporate Plan - goals and priorities
We are ambitious for Melton's future. We want to enhance the quality of life for everyone by enabling more homes to be built, attracting quality jobs and supporting strong and prosperous communities.
The Corporate Plan sets out our priorities for 2018-2020, however we are embarking on a new strategy for 2020 and initiating a period of public consultation:
Our Place Priorities:
- Promoting aspiration and growth in a vibrant economy, attracting quality jobs.
- Developing a thriving town centre and rural offer; recognised as a great placee to invest, live and visit.
- Increasing the availability of good quality homes which meet local needs.
- Working with our partners to improve physical and digital infrastructure.
Our People Priorities:
- Helping people fulfil their potential and achieve their ambitions.
- Work with our partners to address vulnerability and tackle the root causes of social problems, building safe, happy and healthy communities.
- Focussing on our priority neighbourhoods, support people to overcome disadvantage and live well independently.
Our Organisational Priorities:
- Delivering quality services to business and residents; understanding what really matters to our customers.
- Maintaining a personal approach, but harnessing appropriate technology to make our services more accesible and fit for the digital economy.
- Becoming a more agile and commercial council; securing our financial future.
- Being a great place to work and build a career.