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Council sets ambitions for the next 12 years. 

Parkside office with flowers in the foreground

Melton Borough Council has set out its aims and aspirations for the next 12 years with the approval of a new Corporate Strategy 2024-2036.  

The long-term vision (Vision ‘36), which was approved by Council on 8 February, is supported by a four-year Corporate Delivery Plan and has a strong focus on community issues.  

The strategy sets out the Council’s joint administration's priorities, highlighting their commitment to enable Melton residents to live in good homes, which are supported by the right infrastructure, and have access to good jobs. A strong focus is also placed upon investing in Melton as a place, by protecting the borough’s rural heritage, regenerating the town centre and making Melton a cleaner, greener and more attractive place to live work and visit. 

Cllr Pip Allnatt, Leader of the Council, said “I am delighted that our new strategy has now been adopted. We have built it in a collaborative way and by listening to our residents. It truly reflects the commitment we all have to our communities, focusing on the issues that matter most to them, and our desire to provide good quality public services across our rural borough.  

“Through setting long-term aspirations, and recognising the funding pressures in public services, we can work methodically on more ambitious goals for our borough that will naturally take time to deliver. This new strategy, which not only cements our commitments to the borough, but does so in a financially sustainable way.”   

The Council’s new Vision ‘36 clearly sets out commitments to increase availability of good homes (both private and council), supported by the right infrastructure, including the Melton bypass (Melton Mowbray Distributor Road) and increasing access to healthcare services, where good progress is already being made, working with health partners to secure an additional GP practice. 

Reflecting the priorities of the new joint administration, the new Vision also includes a strong focus on supporting the high street and town centre, working to ensure it is recognised as a regional destination and supported by a thriving tourism sector. Being recognised as clean, green and attractive is also a key part of the new Vision, with a desire to cherish Melton’s rural heritage and secure investment in and bring to life our waterways, canals and green infrastructure.  

The new strategy also sets out the council’s long-term aspirations to improve the local leisure facilities by building a new leisure centre and swimming pool, fit for the next generation. Whilst the council works to secure the necessary funding, a commitment has already been made to invest £1.75m in its existing facilities, safeguarding them for the next decade. 

Furthermore, the strategy has been developed with the impact that technology is having on society in mind and makes a commitment to work with local employers and education providers to ensure Melton is ready to adapt, and that with our partners we work to ensure a bright future for younger people.   

The Council’s Corporate Strategy including a summary of the Vision ‘36 statements, and Corporate Delivery Plan can be viewed at www.melton.gov.uk/corporatestrategy36.

The strategy will come into effect on 1 April 2024. 

 

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For more information please contact: Communciations@melton.gov.uk 

09 February 2024