Bray named country’s second dirtiest town
‘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.