Bray 19th in Litter League table
BRAY HAS come in 19th place in the annual Irish Business Against Litter Survey, and is ‘cleaner than European Norms.'
While the town fared better a year ago, coming in 13th, the standard of cleanliness nationwide has improved. In 2010 Bray came in first place in the league.
Arklow and Wicklow are no longer included in the survey due to financial constraints, so Bray is the only town representing Wicklow.
By January of last year, Bray had climbed 10 places in the space of 12 months and received an excellent report from the judges.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Dr Tom Cavanagh of IBAL likened the progress made on litter to that of road safety.
‘Each January we hear the welcome news that the numbers killed on our roads has again fallen,' he said. ‘In particular, the attitude to drink driving has been transformed in a way that would have seemed unthinkable some years ago. There are parallels with the improvements we are now seeing in cleanliness levels. We might have viewed ourselves traditionally as a less than tidy nation, but the results tell a different story. Leaving aside certain areas in our cities, we are becoming one of the cleanest societies in Europe.'