Bray named coun­try’s sec­ond dirt­i­est town

Bray People - - Bray People - Paula BURNS

‘DIRTY OLE TOWN’ maybe Bray’s new theme song as it makes its way just be­hind Cobh in Cork as Ire­land’s sec­ond dirt­i­est town.

In June when the last Ir­ish Busi­ness Against Lit­ter’s (IBAL) sur­vey was taken Bray ranked sev­enth dirt­i­est town in Ire­land and has now jumped five places to­wards al­most reach­ing the top dirt­i­est town.

The DART sta­tion has been named once again as one of the blackspots for lit­ter.

Fol­low­ing the sur­vey in June the Town Coun­cil de­nied their re­spon­si­bilty for the area as it is a pri­vate road owned by CIE.

In the wake of the an­nounce­ment that Bray has lost out in the coun­try’s clean town stakes, Wick­low Fine Gael TD, Billy Tim­mins, slammed CIE and Bray Town Coun­cil for its fail­ure to main­tain the town rail­way sta­tion fore­court to an ac­cept­able stan­dard.

‘There is no point in say­ing the IBAL in­spec­tors came on a bad day. The sta­tion fore­court area is a mess all day, ev­ery day. While CIE is tak­ing elab­o­rate steps to re­pair and main­tain the sta­tion’s roof and en­trance, no at­ten­tion is be­ing paid to the grimy bus and car park area in front of the sta­tion,’ said Deputy Tim­mins.

‘I hope this will prove my fi­nal call to CIE, site own­ers and Bray Town Coun­cil to take ur­gent re­me­dial and sus­tained action to keep that area tidy.

Coun­cil­lor Bríd Collins who is a mem­ber of the town’s re­ju­ve­na­tion com­mit­tee has placed the onus on the peo­ple of Bray to keep the town tidy while plac­ing much of the blame on the schools.

‘I blame the secondary schools. If their at­ti­tude to lit­ter doesn’t change in the fu­ture I will name and shame them,’ she said.

Rub­bish at the laneway by the DART sta­tion lead­ing to the har­bour.

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