Carlisle Grounds ‘should not be sold to de­vel­op­ers’

Bray People - - NEWS -

SINN Féin TD for Wick­low John Brady has voiced his ab­so­lute op­po­si­tion to any plans to re-de­velop the Carlisle Grounds in Bray for any type of pri­vate de­vel­op­ment.

Teachta Brady said: ‘I am ab­so­lutely op­posed to any plans which would see the pub­licly owned Carlisle Grounds be re-de­vel­oped for the ben­e­fit of pri­vate de­vel­op­ers and pri­vate in­ter­ests.

‘I have been rais­ing con­cerns at the mo­tives be­hind re­cent in­ter­est by pri­vate de­vel­op­ers in Bray Wan­der­ers for some time and I be­lieve my con­cerns are now jus­ti­fied.

‘ The peo­ple of Bray have al­ways been hugely and rightly proud of be­ing home to Bray Wan­der­ers and the com­mu­nity own­er­ship and stake in the Carlisle Ground has al­ways been para­mount.

‘ The Carlisle Grounds must re­main in public own­er­ship, this is what I will be call­ing for and I be­lieve the peo­ple of Bray and in­deed, Wick­low will also.

‘I have no is­sue with the club want­ing to re­lo­cate to an­other venue and I wish them the very best in their plans for this but the fu­ture of the Carlisle Grounds must be just as care­fully con­sid­ered as the club.

‘While vi­sion and drive to be the very best in the sport­ing world is to be com­mended, it will not be at the ex­pense of the peo­ple of Bray and the Carlisle Grounds to fill the pock­ets of pri­vate de­vel­op­ers.’

Deputy John Brady.

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