On­line pe­ti­tion calls for the pro­tec­tion of Bray’s her­itage

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AN on­line pe­ti­tion has been set up call­ing on Bray Mu­nic­i­pal District Coun­cil­lors to halt the ne­glect of the archives and arte­facts aban­doned in Bray’s for­mer her­itage cen­tre.

Labour Party rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ian McGa­hon said that many of the items be­long­ing to the her­itage cen­tre are not be­ing prop­erly taken care of since it closed a decade ago.

‘Since then, the build­ing in front of the Royal Ho­tel on Bray’s Main Street has been oc­cu­pied by small busi­nesses and a lot of the old her­itage cen­tre items are aban­doned care­lessly in the build­ing,’ said Mr McGa­hon.

‘I have seen my­self first hand that th­ese valu­able items chart­ing our towns are left be­hind in a state of dis­re­pair. Pre­vi­ous at­tempts to ar­chive, doc­u­ment and pre­serve th­ese his­tor­i­cal arte­facts have been lost. This is ne­glect­ful and dis­re­spects the valu­able her­itage of our town,’ he said.

Mr McGa­hon said he had con­tacted Bray Mu­nic­i­pal District Coun­cil about the is­sue but re­ceived an ‘un­sat­is­fac­tory’ re­sponse stat­ing that the items will be doc­u­mented when re­sources be­come avail­able.

‘ This isn’t good enough. It is now time for our Bray coun­cil­lors to act,’ said Mr McGa­hon.

The on­line pe­ti­tion is avail­able at https:// my.up­lift.ie/pe­ti­tions/re­spect-brays-archives-and-arte­facts.

Ian McGa­hon out­side the old Bray Her­itage Cen­tre.

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