Res­i­dents fu­ri­ous af­ter re­cy­cling unit chopped

Bray People - - News -

RES­I­DENTS OF Palermo, Fas­saroe, and the Dar­gle have been left an­gered by Wick­low County Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to stop the monthly mo­bile re­cy­cling unit at St. Peter’s Church.

On Au­gust 16 without warn­ing Wick­low County Coun­cil stopped the ser­vice that is used by hun­dreds of res­i­dents on the first and third Satur­day’s of each month.

Wick­low County Coun­cil have stated that they dis­con­tin­ued the ser­vice be­cause there is a per­ma­nent re­cy­cling unit at the Boghall Road for the peo­ple of Bray.

‘Our re­sources have to be con­cen­trated and be­cause there is an al­ter­na­tive now in Bray we felt the mo­bile ser­vice could be taken away from Bray and used in an­other part of the county.’

Many res­i­dents who use the mo­bile unit are el­derly and would find ac­cess to the Boghall Road dif­fi­cult.

‘This ser­vice is used by so many and will be greatly missed.

‘The Boghall Road is sim­ply to far away for some res­i­dents to get to,’ said Owen Gal­lagher a lo­cal res­i­dent, ‘I don’t un­der- stand why they are tak­ing it away when a re­cent sur­vey to de­ter­mine the vi­a­bil­ity of the ser­vice has shown that it is a re­sound­ing suc­cess.’

Bray Town Coun­cil have ac­knowl­edged that they will con­tinue the ser­vice for the month of Septem­ber 2008, and af­ter that the Coun­cil will make a de­ci­sion on the ser­vice.

A pub­lic meet­ing on sav­ing the re­cy­cling ser­vice will take place at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Lit­tle Bray at 7.30 p.m. on Thurs­day Septem­ber 11.

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