Usual standards of Main Street have been restored
OVER HALF of the sites surveyed got the top litter grade with the remainder moderately littered.
Sites mentioned include, Dublin Road Approach: Grade A. In previous IBAL Anti-Litter surveys this had regularly been a moderately littered site – not so, this time around. This is a particularly good result considering there were road works taking place – so often situations like this can become a magnet for litter.
Old Connaught Avenue: Grade B. There was a definite litter presence along this road leading into Bray. All of the scattered litter along this road was food related – plastic bottles, sweet papers, fast- food wrappers and cans. It wasn't heavy in any particular location but just generally present throughout.
Upper Dargle Road: Grade B. For the last number of years this road has almost always been littered to some degree – the disused/boarded up properties certainly don't help the situation but they are not exclusively responsible for the litter. There was another area behind railings which was not in good shape. If not addressed this road could easily slide to being seriously littered. Vevay Road: Grade A. There was a virtual absence of litter along this road leading into Bray – the overall impression created along here was a positive one.
Bray Promenade: Grade A. A superb site, as always. All aspects of the promenade and the extensive grass area were in impeccable condition – clearly this is a very well respected area and carefully maintained environment.
Bray DART Station: Grade A. The platform, train tracks, bicycle parking and entrance to the station were in very good order. There was a lovely ‘ olde' style visitor information notice outside the station.
Bray Main Street: Grade A. The usual high standards of this main street have been restored - it was very fresh and clean in appearance. Some of the closed down/disused outlets have been cleverly disguised, taking the bare look off the street.
Lidl: Grade B. It is disappointing to see the Lidl site littered again – it was included in IBAL Anti-Litter Survey 1, 2012 ( just after it opened) and it is a pity that such a new environment was littered on both occasions.
The DART station was praised for the good first impressions it creates.