Changes to waste collections: Waste Collections due to take place on Monday 19 September will now take place on Saturday 24 September.

Bulky item collections scheduled for Monday 19 September will now take place on Wednesday 21 September. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.  

Levelling Up

Melton Borough Council and Rutland County Council have collaborated together to submit a joint bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund – Round 2 on August, 2, 2022.

The joint funding bid is seeking £23m investment from the Government to deliver food production units, events space and refurbished theatre in Melton as well as a medi-tech facility and digitalisation of the museum offer in Oakham.

The themes for the bid are:

Food Innovation

Development of the Stockyard site to provide a multifunctional events space and associated infrastructure, food and drinks production units and spaces where visitors can enjoy our local produce. In conjunction with future planned activity in the town centre this will create a unique destination that will support the wider town centre area during the day through attracting new and repeat visitors to the area. As well as this the bid will be supporting other tourist and cultural activities in partnership with the SMB Group to support the evening economy.

Health Innovation 

Development of a new digital innovation facility anchored around health at the Oakham Hospital Site (Rutland) supporting the creation of high growth businesses and extending into a new digital visitor experience showcasing the globally significant recent archaeological finds in Rutland.

Sustainable Travel

Enhancing access, through the development of an e-enabled, community directed approach to demand focus travel, based on a Mobi-Hub, headquartered at the Oakham Hospital Site but providing links across the whole geography harnessing the economic potential of over 100,000 people.

All the applications will now be assessed by the Government and the outcome is expected to be announced by October 2022.

Find out more about the bid

Last updated 5 September 2022
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