Melton Borough Council

District leaders call for collaboration over local government reorganisation

Published Tuesday, 4th September 2018

District Council leaders are calling on Leicestershire County Council to work with them to fully investigate options for the future of local government organisation in the county.

Cllr Joe Orson, Leader of Melton Borough Councils said

"I am pleased that my colleagues at District and Borough Councils in Leicestershire are supportive of a collaborative approach to the proposals being put forward by the County Council.  We are open to different models of working in local government as long as they deliver quality services for the community in the most effective and efficient way.  I sincerely hope the County will see the benefit of us all working together and that we have the opportunity to agree a way forward that secures the best outcomes for our communities."

The leaders have written to the county council this week and urged it to consider dropping its recently announced proposal to investigate creating a single unitary authority for Leicestershire.

They have called for an urgent meeting of the leaders of the district, city and county councils to discuss a more collaborative approach.

The letter has been sent by leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston councils.

The leaders’ joint letter can be seen here

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