Some ten­ants are liv­ing in ‘Dick­en­sian’ era con­di­tions

Novem­ber 1986

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

TEN­ANTS liv­ing in old coun­cil houses in Bray with­out bath­room and hot wa­ter fa­cil­i­ties are still liv­ing in the ‘Dick­en­sian era’ it was claimed this week.

The de­scrip­tion came from Cllr Noel Keyes who said that such peo­ple had to put their baths in front of the fire if they wished to wash.

He was sup­port­ing a mo­tion by Cllr Brigid Han­non call­ing on Bray Ur­ban Coun­cil to ap­ply to the De­part­ment of the En­vi­ron­ment for ap­proval and fi­nance on a phased ba­sis for the up­grad­ing and in­stal­la­tion of bath­room and hot wa­ter fa­cil­i­ties to bring these houses up to a mod­ern stan­dard.

Cllr Keyes said that such a sit­u­a­tion was in­tol­er­a­ble in this day and age and that the coun­cil could not clap it­self on the back about other achieve­ments when this was go­ing on.

As­sis­tant County Man­ager Brian John­ston promised that an ap­pli­ca­tion will be made.

He said that the coun­cil was cur­rently get­ting to­gether ‘the bones to form the ba­sis of an ap­pli­ca­tion’.

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