Melton Borough Council is a democratic organisation.
There are 28 Elected Councillors who are responsible for agreeing policies about provision of services and how the Council's money is spent. Councillors decide which policies the Council should pursue, ensure that they are carried out and monitor services provided to ensure that they are delivered in the most efficient and effective way. The Council employs officers who are responsible for its day to day management.
Councillors represents the views and opinions of individuals such as residents, partners and community groups. It is also a Councillor’s responsibility to help those with difficulties which the Council could help solve. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.
To do this they have regular contact with those they represent and your Councillor will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work but they do receive allowances, details of which are set out in Part 6 of the Council’s Constitution.