Purple Flag for 2022 – we need your views The MeltonBid are asking residents and visitors for their views on Melton's night time economy. Purple Flag accreditation is renewable annually and to support the 2022 renewal application the Melton BID is seeking the views of residents and visitors through an online survey to provide a better understanding of how people use and view the town and its night time offer. The responses will not only help the bid to renew Purple Flag status for the town, the survey will look at how frequently the town centre is [...]
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Let’s Paint the Town Red! As part of a YHeritage funded project, during August 2021 a group of young people and their youth workers will be promoting a range of self-developed family activities and trails that have been inspired by Melton town’s historic phrase "Paint the town red". Youth workers Joe Roughton and Kate Champneys have been working with a group of young people that are part of the Engage project in Melton, to create a range of activities for the Melton community to collectively paint the town red. They have designed and created 250 family packs; [...]
Judging commences at Artisan Cheese Awards An exciting day for artisan cheese makers today as the judging commences for the prestigious Artisan Cheese Awards in St Mary’s church. There will be opportunity for members of the public to go along and taste the cheeses between 5pm and 6pm today! Don’t forget this weekend sees the return of the the UK’s Largest Dedicated Cheese Fair 17/18th July (Sat-Sun) 10am – 4pm in the Livestock Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 1J. Tickets are £4 each for this year’s fair – Children under 16 enter free. To buy tickets, [...]
Melton Borough Council and its contractors will be constructing a new link path between the Melton Country Park and the Persimmon Housing Estate. The work is due to commence on Monday 12th July 2021 and is expected to last a maximum of 4 weeks, with the path being ready for use by Monday 9th August 2021. Should there be any delays these will be communicated via Melton Borough Council’s social media channels. During this time every effort will be made to ensure disruption to local residents and park users will be kept to a minimum. If you [...]
Melton Borough Council has worked with its public and private sector partners to submit a Levelling Up Fund bid to the government for just under £10m to develop three key sites in the Melton town centre. The bid includes a package of three complimentary projects contributing towards enhancing the Rural Capital of Food offer and bringing in more visitors to the town by creating destinations for a wide range of audiences to visit and enjoy. These projects include the development of the cattle market site for events, food and drinks production units and supporting business and tourism related activities; development of [...]
Melton Mowbray markets offer a truly unique shopping experience. Here's what you can expect when you visit Melton Mowbray’s markets... The vibrant market town has an abundance of specialist independent retailers, tasty bistros and cafes, local producers and let’s not forget the famous markets that can be dated back to the 1086 Domesday Book. The Cattle & Sheep Market, held every Tuesday, is one of the largest and most successful remaining markets in England. A wide variety of livestock is auctioned and a visit to the main auction sales ring is an experience not to be missed. [...]
Judging for this year's British Pie Awards will now be in September. The Pie is one of the icons of British cuisine. Savoury or sweet, hot or cold, the British eat millions of them every year. These Awards have been running since 2009 and are a national celebration of British Pies in all their varieties. The Awards, a celebration of the craft and skill of the British Piemaker, are held in Melton Mowbray – the country’s Rural Capital of Food – and hosted by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association. Having considered the impact of Covid-19 restrictions [...]
Food Enterprise Centre Technologist Service Melton's new Food Enterprise Centre is offering a free food science and technology advice service to local food and drink manufacturing businesses located within the Borough of Melton. Learn about product development, quality management, evaluation, sourcing, scale-up and much more. Initially, you can receive up to two days’ support through direct discussion of your query or brief with the FEC local food technologist, Alice Jones. The technical support and advice cover areas such as: Product development Research and innovation Process development Technical problem-solving Food safety, quality management and compliance Product evaluation and testing (analytical [...]