Usual stan­dards of Main Street have been re­stored

Bray People - - YOUR WEDDING -

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.

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