Melton Borough Council

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The Mayor of the Borough of Melton 2019/20 – Councillor Malise Graham MBE

Councillor Malise Graham MBE is the Mayor for the Melton Borough. 

Councillor Malise Graham was brought up in Cumberland (now Cumbria) and in 1968 worked for a timber importing company in London as a trainee manager, in 1972 he was sent to run a depot in Stamford Lincolnshire.  He married Pamela in 1974 and in 1976 they moved to their current home in Sproxton.

In 1979 they set up a manufacturing business together called PAMAL specialising in timber outdoor furniture, it ran for 25 years and as well as exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show and other events exported their products to Europe and America.

Councillor Graham has represented Wymondham Ward on Melton Borough Council since 1987 and was Mayor of the Borough in the 1993/4 Council Year.  He has been Leader of the Council on several occasions: 1994-1995; 1996-1999; 2001-2012.

During this time, on 30th May 2008, two thirds of the Council Offices were destroyed by fire and he was heavily involved in the design and construction of the new ones that opened in 2011. Recently he has chaired the Melton Safer Community Partnership during which time the Purple Flag Committee Melton gained and retained the Purple Flag that recognises excellence in the management of town centres at night. He has for a number of years been a trustee of the Museum of Hunting in Melton Mowbray, the Sir John Sedley Educational Trust and is a committee member of the Leicestershire County Council Pension Fund.

In 2008 Cllr. Graham was awarded an MBE for Voluntary Service to Melton Mowbray. Cllr. Malise Graham and Pamela have four daughters and four grandchildren. Cllr. Graham has a love of family life, enjoys walking with his dogs and all forms of country life. He is a member of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and enjoys horse racing.

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Protocol states that you should always address invitations to the Mayor in the first instance.

  • Due to high demand it may not be possible to attend every event to which the Mayor or Deputy Mayor is invited
  • Invitations are usually accepted on a first come first served basis, but there are occasionally exceptions to this
  • To avoid disappointment, the more advance notice you give the better