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Cameras on new Melton bin lorries will record every collection and monitor dangerous overtakers

New Melton bin lorries will be equipped with surveillance cameras to monitor and record rubbish collections from every home and incidents where motorists dangerously attempt to overtake on kerbs and footpaths.

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Mick Clowes and colleagues from the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society pictured on Lag Lane off the B676 - the route of the former canal they want to restore follows the hedge in the background EMN-180406-103533001

‘Plans to restore former Melton canal could be scuppered by bypass route’

Campaigners who want to restore an historic canal between Melton and Oakham fear their plans will be scuppered by the preferred route for the proposed new bypass.

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Council to build houses again in Melton as part of new ‘mission’

Melton Council may soon begin building new homes again as part of a major change in direction for the authority.

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Clampdown launched on fly-tipping offenders in Melton

A clampdown on fly-tippers has been announced by Melton Council as part of a new campaign.

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Council remove recycling banks across the Melton borough

Recycling banks are being removed across the Melton borough because residents will soon be able to recycle everything at their own homes.

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Rotarian Mike Hind-Woodward donating 65 English oak trees to Simon Bentley, the director of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust PHOTO: Supplied

Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir support global tree planting initiative

The president of Rotary International has issued a challenge to all 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide to plant a tree during 2018 to change the environment for the better.

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Melton councillors and staff from MacDonald's join forces to pick litter from Melton streets EMN-180103-131832001

Melton clean-up effort postponed due to the bad weather

The scheduled big clean-up in Melton tomorrow (Friday) has been postponed because of the continuing heavy snow.

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Council awaits police probe verdict on Melton park ‘fox killing’

Melton Council has confirmed that horse riding and hunting are not allowed in its country park following allegations that a fox was illegally killed there by hounds from a local hunt.

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Friends of Melton Country Park members Jean Forbes, Walter Pepper, Bill Forbes and Mick Hipwell try out the new bench which has been installed in the park EMN-180213-143403001

New bench for Melton Country Park visitors

Visitors to Melton Country Park have been trying out a new bench - the first of three to be provided in a spruce-up of the furniture.

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Help us to clean up Melton borough

A campaign has been launched this week to clean up unsightly areas across the Melton borough.

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Foxhounds pictured  in Melton Country Park on Saturday before police were called about the suspected illegal killing of a fox EMN-180502-161620001

Police investigate suspected illegal killing of a fox in Melton Country Park

Police have launched an investigation after reports that a fox had been killed illegally in Melton Country Park.

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Developer told to move planned 200-home scheme further away from Melton Country Park

Developers who want to build 200 new homes have been told they must leave a bigger gap between the development and neighbouring residents and Melton Country Park.

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46-metre wind turbine approved near Melton after six-year planning battle

Campaigners who have fought for six years against plans to build a 46-metre tall wind turbine near Melton are facing defeat after the structure was approved by the Secretary of State.

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Increasing fly-tipping incidents are costly for Melton taxpayers and farmers

New figures show fly-tipping incidents across the Melton borough went up a whopping 30 per cent in the last year - leaving taxpayers with an estimated bill of more than £36,000.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Melton Council's Raman Selvon with the huge mound of recyclable materials discarded by Melton residents over the festive season, at the Lake Terrace tip EMN-180801-172025001

Melton residents urged to stop contaminating their recycling bins

Melton residents who put nappies, bike wheels and dead animals in their recycling bins have been warned they are costing taxpayers in the borough thousands of pounds every year.

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Burton Lazars Church to get a major new look

Members of a village church are celebrating a windfall of thousands of pounds which will enable them to upgrade the building to make it more of a community asset.

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The Bishop of Leicester takes part in a service for the grand reopening of St Mary's Church in Melton'PHOTO PHIL BALDING EMN-171218-173833001

Bishop helps usher in a new era at Melton’s historic church

Almost a year after it was closed for its biggest renovation in 200 years, the congregation gathered at Melton’s historic St Mary’s Church for a grand reopening service attended by some very special guests.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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Revised bin collection dates for Melton borough for Christmas and New Year periods

Residents in the Melton borough are advised that bins will be collected a day later than normal for the festive period through to the second week in January.

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