Rates go up in south

Increase for Arbory and Rushen

Arbory and Rushen Parish Commissioners have approved an increase in rates for the 2018/19 financial year.

The decision's been blamed on pressure from rising inflation.

Arbory ratepayers will now contribute 120p in the pound, up 2.6% from last year.

Meanwhile Rushen residents will pay 98p in the pound, a rise of 3.6%.

Extra funds will now go towards developing 'exciting projects' in both communities, including new recreational areas, and events for younger parishioners.

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