Town to re­quest ‘flood­ing’ funds

Bray People - - Council Report -

THERE MAY be good news for the res­i­dents of Lit­tle Bray as the mem­bers of the Town Coun­cil unan­i­mously agreed to write to the OPW to re­quest fund­ing for the flood pro­tec­tion scheme.

The re­quest made by the Labour party mem­bers caused some con­tro­versy with Coun­cil­lor John Brady who told the ta­ble that while he wel­comed the mo­tion he was very sur­prised to see it put for­ward by the Labour Party Coun­cil­lors.

The mo­tion pro­posed that the Town Coun­cil seek fund­ing from the OPW to ur­gently im­ple­ment the River Dar­gle Flood Pro­tec­tion Scheme.

‘We all re­mem­ber Hur­ri­cane Char­lie and the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects of that. There are over 500 houses at risk in Lit­tle Bray and we can’t wait for Pizarro to get the go ahead be­cause the Flood Pro­tec­tion Scheme is an ur­gent ne­ces­sity,’ said Coun­cil­lor John McManus.

The re­sponse was a pos­i­tive one stat­ing that the OPW are cur­rently fund­ing the construction of a model of the River Dar­gle and from this they are car­ry­ing out phys­i­cal tests on the com­puter sim­u­la­tions. ‘I don’t care who funds it as long as it’s done. I was de­lighted that I sup­ported the flood pro­tec­tion scheme at the Seafront and I hope I can save Lit­tle Bray like I saved the Seafront,’ said Coun­cil­lor Bríd Collins.

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