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Braddan Commissioners announce 2p rate rise

Waste collection costs a factor in the increase

Rates in Braddan are to go up by two pence in the pound following a decision by local commissioners.

Authority chairman Andrew Jessopp says much of the increase is down to a rise in the cost of waste collection services.

It means ratepayers in the parish will have to pay 203 pence in the pound when billed for local services.

Mr Jessopp says Braddan Commissioners have invested in projects such as new toilet blocks and a skate park, whilst seeking to 'maintain service levels'.

Plans for a new community centre at the Strang Corner Field site won't impact on rates this year according to the chairman, but could in future.

The commissioners will soon be tendering for a contractor to construct the centre, which features new sports facilities, offices, and medical services.

Mr Jessopp spoke to Local Democracy Reporter Ewan Gawne: 


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