Bray leading the way in litter league table
NO BAD SITES IN TOWN, ACCORDING TO REPORT
BRAY REMAINS the only town in the county flying the flag for Wicklow in the IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter ) survey.
On Monday, the final round of the 2012 survey was announced with Bray coming in 19th place.
Bray, which was the overall winner in 2009, was one of 22 towns out of 42 to be classed as ‘Cleaner than European Norms’, with a further 13 classed as ‘Clean to European Norms'.
Kilkenny was named overall winner of the league at the ceremony in the Conrad Hotel in Dublin.
The report on Bray by An Taisce, who is charged with conducting the surveys, stated ‘over half of the sites surveyed got the top litter grade with the remainder moderately littered – there were no bad sites in Bray.
‘ The DART Station would have created a very positive first impression for anybody arriving by train with plenty of visitor information notices outside the station.
‘ The Promenade has consistently been a top ranking site – things were no different this time around. Two of the approach roads were in good order but Upper Dargle Road and Old Connaught Avenue were both moderately littered.’
Dr Tom Cavanagh, Chairman of IBAL, said, ‘ This is a wonderful result. Ten years ago, when measuring started, no town/city in Ireland was deemed to have reached this standard. Now there are 22. Here's hoping you will maintain this standard in 2013, the year of The Gathering.’
Maynooth, Carlow and Dundalk were the only towns to fall short of litter-free status in the survey. For the first time since IBAL started the league in 2002, there were no towns in the ‘ littered' or ‘seriously littered' categories.
Bray continues to score highly on the IBAL reports – the promenade was commended for being clean to European norms.