Melton Borough Council

Apply to be a Councillor

Be the voice of your community

Stand up for what you believe in - how to get involved


Want to be the voice of your community, make your community safer, ensure there are homes for everyone, help the environment and improve where you live, then become a Councillor!  Now is a great time to get involved as Borough and Parish Elections are coming up in May 2019.  

Download our Be a Councillor Booklet

Local councils deliver hugely important services which affect the lives of people every day.  Being a councillor means you can play a part in shaping those services and make a difference to people’s lives.  It’s also about representing residents’ views on a variety of issues and being a real voice for the community.   Be the Voice of Your Community is part of a nationwide initiative to encourage potential community leaders in standing as a councillor.  

We ran a Facebook Live Q&A recently all about becoming a councillor, you can view it over on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/meltonbc

To find out more about the Borough and Parish Councillor role and how to apply, the Council is running a special event on Tuesday 6 November at 6 p.m. at the Melton Borough Council Offices, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray. 

The event aims to highlight the responsibilities and challenges of representing people in their communities and encourage those interested in supporting their community to stand as a councillor, either as a Parish or Borough Councillor.   The event is designed to help people find out what it takes to become a local councillor and will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a councillor and what support is available.

To book in contact democracy@melton.gov.uk or ring 01664 502441.


The Local Government Association’s "Be a Councillor" website is also a helpful reference for those thinking of standing for election    
For information on becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Clerk to the Parish you wish to stand in.