Bray 19th in Lit­ter League ta­ble

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.'

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