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Peel rates stay the same for fourth consecutive year

Small increase in domestic waste charge

Peel Commissioners have announced rates in the town will be frozen for the fourth year in a row.

The local tax has now been set at 257 pence since 2016, however residents will see a £10 increase in the fixed refuse charge this year to cover rising waste costs.

According to commissioner Hazel Hannan, the freeze has been achieved by a mixture of 'frugal spending' and Peel's expanding size, which increases the town's rateable value.

Recent projects include investment in a new playground outside the town swimming pool, refurbished toilets, and work around St Peter's old church ruins, as well as support for local events. 

Mrs Hannan explained more to Local Democracy Reporter Ewan Gawne:

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