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Council Strikes District Rate

Council Strikes District Rate

February 9, 2018

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has set its district rate for domestic and non-domestic properties for 2018-2019 at a Special Meeting of Council.

The rate increase has been set at 2.91% for domestic properties and 2.93% for non-domestic properties.

The Chairman of the Corporate Services Committee, Councillor Scott Carson, said: “To put this into context, assuming an inflationary 3% increase on the Regional Rate (set by central government), for an average household paying rates on a property valued at £125,000, this would represent an annual increase on their rates bill of £26.15 (2.96%). This equates to £2.18 extra per month. 

“The Council aims to continually deliver and improve on its high quality service provision to reflect the needs of the community and its ratepayers.

“Sustainable growth and development across the Lisburn & Castlereagh area continues.  This includes the Dundonald International Ice Bowl redevelopment and the new Public Realm scheme and Forest Park Renewal in Hillsborough village.

“Work will be progressed to enhance a number of the Council’s parks and open spaces, including Duncan’s Dam & Stockdam Glen, the Billy Neill Soccer Centre of Excellence and Hydebank Playing Fields. In line with a Council agreed programme of work, six play areas will undergo refurbishment in 2018-19.

“Waste Management initiatives for recycling continue in order to maximise recycling across the area through harmonising our kerbside services and through the Council’s Household Recycling Centres.  The Council also delivers a wide range of community wellbeing services including sports provision, leisure facilities, community centres and a comprehensive arts programme.

“The long-term development of the area is important to the Council, for current and future generations and we are looking to this in our Community Planning work and ongoing