The people of Melton deserve better than this and I am aghast at the proposal to refuse Government funds to deliver the long-awaited MMDR in full. We are so close to achieving this goal but Leicestershire County Council risks failing to hold up its end of the bargain and its duties to Melton. That’s not fair on the people of Melton.
I urge Leicestershire County Council (LCC) not to reject the £15m grant the Government has offered to make the MMDR happen and for the Cabinet to vote in the best interests of the communities of Melton.
To refuse these funds is for LCC to let down the people of Melton and slam the door on the Government’s efforts to stand by the people of Melton. I call on Leicestershire County Council’s councillors to do the right thing.
Please read below my letters to Leicestershire County Council.