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Funding boost for Melton car park and town parks

A Melton town centre car park will be closed for 26 days next month so a £110,000 refurbishment scheme can be carried out on it.

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Wood creations with Adam Littlewood PHOTO: Supplied

Fix-Make-Share-Create event returns for second time

Following the success of the first Fix-Make-Share-Create event in May, Melton Space have organised another two open days at Melton Country Park Cafe.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Sisters Ruby and Elsie Leake enjoy the picnic with their cuddly friends PHOTO: Tim Williams

Park was littered with teddies at Melton picnic event

If you walked past Wilton Park on Friday afternoon you’ll have noticed lots of children with parents and teddy bears enjoying a picnic on the lawns.

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Melton Mowbray residents and their pets celebrate the opening of a new dog activity trail in Melton Country Park in Leicestershire, which has been installed as part of the pet-friendly initiatives being rolled out by the local council and Mars Petcare. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 25, 2017. New research of 2,500 pet and non-pet owners across the world found that pets bring communities together and strengthen ties with our neighbours. Photo credit should read: Lucy Ray/PA Wire EMN-170726-172357001

Melton pet owners try out new dog activity trail at country park

Pets have been trying out a new dog activity trail created in Melton Country Park as part of the town’s quest to become the nation’s most pet-friendly town.

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Children taking part in sack races PHOTO: Tim Williams

Teddy bears picnic the stand out attraction during Melton parks week

Melton Mowbray Town Estate is set to hold a week of fun activities for families alongside a teddy bears picnic in Wilton Park in celebration of Love Your Parks Week.

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St Mary's Church, Melton, which is six months into a �1.9 million Re-Ordering Project EMN-170718-120211001

New features take shape in historic Melton church

Just over six months into the huge renovation of Melton’s iconic St Mary’s Church and many of the new features are beginning to take shape.

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Members of Melton in Bloom, Melton Bid and the East Midlands in Bloom judges look at one of the themed planters in Market Place, Melton EMN-170507-114543001

Judges examine floral displays in Melton for East Midlands In Bloom contest

Judges toured Melton on Monday to assess the quality of the town’s floral displays for this year’s East Midlands in Bloom contest.

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See summer wildlife at Holwell Nature Reserves

A range of habitats, butterflies and wild flowers will be available to see during a nature reserve’s open day.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Campaign aims to protect town park’s wildlife

A campaign has been launched at Melton Country Park to prevent its enjoyment being spoiled and wildlife being displaced as a result of planned housing developments along its perimeter.

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Volunteers sought to tackle dog foul issues

Volunteer street wardens are being sought in Melton to help tackle the town’s dog fouling problems.

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Melton and Oakham Waterways Society volunteers unpick Eye Kettleby Lock

A work party of members from the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society have been clearing up fallen debris caused by Storm Doris at Eye Kettleby Lock.

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Melton and Oakham Waterways Society volunteers clean up after Storm Doris

Volunteers from the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society have been hard at work on the river around Melton in the aftermath of Storm Doris.

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Local resident Frank Duckworth with fellow dog fouling campaigners and Melton councillor Alan Pearson. EMN-170313-120840001

Council pledges to crack down on Melton dog fouling offenders

Councilllors have pledged to crack down on people who allow their dogs to foul in Melton amid escalating public anger about the issue.

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Electric car driver Andrew Musson attempts to power his vehicle in Melton's Burton Street car park at a charging point which has remained out of commission since being installed by Melton Council three years ago. EMN-170702-162102001

Anger over redundant Melton electric car charger which hasn’t worked since installed three years ago!

A motorist who tried in vain to power his electric car at a Melton charging point installed by the council three years ago was angry to be told it was not yet operational.

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Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The RSPB is asking people in our county to watch and count their garden birds this weekend for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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Resurface work starts as town tip is closed

Melton’s town tip is due to reopen again on Saturday January 28 after extensive resurfacing work has been carried out on the internal road at the plant.

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Melton tip to close for 12 days

Melton’s recycling and household waste site (RHWS) will close for 12 days to allow maintenance work to be carried out.

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