DUP in pledge to strike lower rate

Carla Lockhart
Carla Lockhart

The DUP says it is working to ensure that rates will be set lower than they were last year.

The pledge by the party’s group leader Carla Lockhart comes before the council rate is due to be struck on February 9.

Ms Lockhart said, “Rate striking is a very important part of the council’s life and every decision taken has to be focused around ensuring value for money whilst obtaining and providing a high quality service for the rate payers.

“We will be working with officials right to the wire to ensure the rates are kept as low as possible.”