Deadline to pass Council budget for 2018 next Friday

The deadline to pass the Budget is Friday week December 1st.

Councillors have voted overwhelmingly today against applying a 5% increase in commercial rates as part of the Councils budget for 2018.

Labour's Martin Farren says to accept the increase would send out the wrong signal.

He's calling on all local representatives to work together to find a solution ahead of the deadline: