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The Mayor of the Borough of Melton 2021/22 – Councillor Peter Faulkner

Councillor Peter Faulkner is the Mayor for the Melton Borough.

Cllr Faulkner started life living in the grounds of Belvoir Castle before moving to Croxton Kerrial and then to Old Dalby. He was educated at Old Dalby village school, John Ferneley High School and the Melton King Edward VII Upper School. After leaving school he went on to be an apprentice at Rearsby Components and attended both Melton College and Leicester Polytechnic.

Following his apprenticeship he worked in engineering for 25 years before starting a wedding car and stretched limousine hire business with his wife, Elaine, which progressed to the Private Hire and Taxi business that they have today.

Councillor Faulkner played cricket for Old Dalby for several years, though, in his own words – badly!   He was a Cub Scout leader at many of the Melton district groups, was the Group Scout leader at both the 3rd Melton and the 1st Melton groups and the Chair of the local Scout Fellowship.

Councillor Faulkner was a football referee for many years and rose to be a class 1 referee.

Councillor Faulkner was the Membership Secretary for both the National Limousine association (UK) and the European Limousine Association before becoming the Chair of the European Limousine Association.

Councillor Faulkner was a parent governor at John Ferneley High School for 7 years.

Councillor Faulkner entered politics in 2015 where he was elected to represent the Egerton Ward and was re-elected in 2017 and 2019.

Councillor Faulkner has a step son and step daughter with Elaine and they have been married for 22 years. Councillor Faulkner also has 3 sons with his first wife Jenny.

Mayor invitations

If you would like to submit a request for the Mayor to attend an event, please use the form below 

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 notice you give the better

The Current Deputy Mayor  

The Deputy Mayor for 2021/22 is Councillor Alan Hewson

The Mayoral year runs from the Annual Council meeting on 26 May 2021 until the Annual Council meeting on 12 May 2022.

Last updated 20 September 2021
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