Dublin Gas Com­pany to close B ray of­fice

De­cem­ber 1983

Bray People - - NEWS -

DUBLIN Gas Com­pany has been asked to change plans to close their of­fice in Bray, which is due to take place on De­cem­ber 23.

The an­nounce­ment came as a com­plete sur­prise to lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als this week but on Wed­nes­day, the com­pany made it quite clear that the of­fice is not a vi­able propo­si­tion.

The mat­ter was re­ferred to briefly at a meet­ing of the Ur­ban Coun­cil on Tues­day night and they de­cided to call on the com­pany to have a change of heart.

How­ever, Tessa Ryan of the ocm­pany said on Wed­nes­day that the of­fice in Bray had lost £21,000 this year al­ready and fi­nances were so tight that it could not be kept open. It was felt that Dun Laoghaire covered the south­ern cor­ner of the city and while she agreed the de­ci­sion would bring hard­ship on some el­derly peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly those with fuel vouch­ers, there was noth­ing that could be done.

On be­half of the North­ern Esplanade res­i­dents, Mr Paddy Feely said that he though it was very thought­less of the gas com­pany to close the Bray of­fice.

‘I would like to ask them what is the po­si­tion now re­gard­ing old peo­ple in Bray and also moth­ers with young chil­dren,’ he said. ‘Are they ex­pected to travel to Dun Laoghaire or Dublin with their gas bills?’

He said he was very sur­prised that the Cham­ber of Com­merce had not taken the mat­ter up.

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