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Reserves needed for projects, hence rate rise, says Marown chairman

Chairman of Marown Commissioners Paul Craine says dipping into their reserves to cover an increase in government waste charges was not really an option.

He says the rate rise for the coming financial year has been made necessary by the Department of Infrastructure’s cut in its waste disposal subsidy, which will cost the parish an additional £20,000 over the year.

The current rate of 122p in the pound will go up to 134p, which equates to an average of £20 per household.

Mr Craine says the reserves are needed for other things:

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