Firms in fear as budget looms
LOCAL BUSINESSES are waiting in fear as Wicklow County Council’s budget looms.
Businesses in Greystones and Kilcoole were recently hit with huge water charges and so they fear the County Council may find cash by increasing rates and charges in the annual budget.
Fine Gael Local Election Candidate Simon Harris is urging members of Wicklow County Council not to take the apparent ‘soft option’.
‘I am calling on all Councillors from all political parties to hear the genuine concerns and fears of local business in Greystones, Kilcoole and throughout this county. These businesses have already been hit with water charges and in many cases are experiencing difficult times in the current economic climate,’ commented Mr. Harris.
Local business owners are hoping that by providing local employment in the towns and contributing significantly to the community and the income of the towns the County Council will refrain from hitting them with excess charges which would put economic strain on the businesses.
‘To simply inflict increased financial burdens on small and medium businesses in Greystones and beyond would be unfair and may have wide ranging and far reaching consequences, concluded Mr Harris.