Council to strike new rate next week

The Braid. (Editorial Image)
The Braid. (Editorial Image)

Householders and businesses across Mid & East Antrim, which takes in Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus, will find out next week how much their new annual rate bills are going to be.

The new ‘Super authority’ will strike its rate for 2016/17 at a special meeting in The Braid on February 11 at 6.30pm.

The date was confirmed last night (Monday) at Council’s February monthly meeting by the Mayor, Cllr Billy Ashe who pointed out that the new rate will deliver a multi-million pound capital plan across the borough.

He told councillors he believed it “will be a very prudent and progressive rate”.