Pon­toon pro­vides greater ac­cess at Bray Har­bour

Bray People - - NEWS -

A pon­toon has been in­stalled on the North Pier of Bray Har­bour which will be of ben­e­fit boat and other wa­ter users.

The amenity, which was co-funded by the Of­fice of Pub­lic Works and Wick­low County Coun­cil, con­sists of a heavy duty float­ing pon­toon with ac­cess gang­way.

Ac­cess for wa­ter users – par­tic­u­larly those with dis­abil­i­ties and se­nior en­thu­si­asts – will be made much eas­ier with this pon­toon.

Cllr Pat Vance, cathaoir­leach of Wick­low County Coun­cil, said this fur­ther in­vest­ment in ameni­ties in Bray District shows the com­mit­ment of Wick­low County Coun­cil to con­tinue to de­velop the har­bour as a tourist haven.

‘ This new fa­cil­ity is a wel­come ad­di­tion in the har­bour and is a valu­able as­set for boaters in North Wick­low,’ he said.

The Bray Har­bour Joint De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee has wel­comed the in­stal­la­tion of the new pon­toon, which re­places land­ing steps lost dur­ing the river Dar­gle flood pro­tec­tion Scheme.

Tony Fo­ran of Bray Har­bour Moor­ing Hold­ers As­so­ci­a­tion said that it was ‘a very im­por­tant fa­cil­ity for board­ing and dis­em­bark­ing boats’.

‘ To make it fully ac­ces­si­ble for all users, it is es­sen­tial that boats us­ing the pon­toon are at­tended at all times,’ he said.

Bernard Tyner and Tony Fo­ran from Bray Sail­ing Club making good use of the new pon­toon at Bray Har­bour with other sail­ing club mem­bers.

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