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Ireland is at Level 5 COVID19 restrictions. At Level5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home with certain exceptions. Read more here.

Coronavirus has hit our country and Bray extremely hard. Businesses are doing their best to adjust to the new reality of living alongside the threat of Covid-19. 

Businesses in the town are resilient and have been innovating new ways to trade for instance offering a new online shopping experience, click/collect or delivery services in order to survive and protect local jobs.

A Bray Reopening Committee was established by Wicklow County Council. The committee consists of members of Bray Chamber of Commerce, the Health Service Executive and An Garda Síochána. It was a collaborative approach – one voice / one strategy and since late March it has helped deal with the social and economic impacts of coronavirus throughout the district. 

Several joint initiatives have been implemented across the town to help drive a message of ‘Unity in the community’ – from a wellbeing campaign to helping connect local businesses with customers, share some practical hints, tips, supports and links to help our town and community bounce back. 

Now more than ever we are encouraging our community to continue to shop, buy, hire and source local first.

Our Covid-19 info hubs aim is to help connect local businesses with customers, share supports & links to help our town bounce back:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Shop Local First
  3. Businesses information hub

Read more about how we’re working collaboratively to drive a message of unity in the community here.

Shop Local First

Now more than ever we are encouraging our community to continue to shop, buy, hire and source local first.

You can help by shopping local first so why not think about:

  1. Shop locally safely
  2. Buying gift cards for future use
  3. Order take away from a local restaurant
  4. Prepaying for future appointments in the services sector like a barber, hair or beauty salon
  5. Buy a product or service from a local retailer or service provider online

Why not check out our comprehensive local business listings which is showcasing businesses who are currently trading through COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions in accordance with government guidelines here.

Local Bray businesses can submit a listing for free here.

Bray Endeavour Awards 2020 Winners announced

Bray and District Chamber of Commerce presented the Bray Endeavour Awards 2020 virtually.

Congratulations to all the worthy winners:

  1. Person of the Year: Declan Meehan
  2. Lifetime Achievement: Albert Kerr
  3. Community Award: Purple House Drivers
  4. Civic Community: Steven Haines
  5. Large Business: Ventilux
  6. Small Business: AB Print
  7. Customer Service Person of the Year: Edward Gray, SuperValu
  8. Retailer: Fleurtique
  9. Coffee Shop: Catalyst Coffee
  10. Restaurant: Pink Salt
  11. Emerging Business: Glovers Café
  12. Online: Linzyo.ie
  13. Social Media Award : Dee Dooley for Bray’s Barbie
  14. Special Recognition Awards : 100 Years of Tansey’s, 50 Years of Brennanstown Riding School.
  15. Young Achievers: Woodbrook College PE Expo Abhi Santhoshkumar, Ruby Roche and Michelle Dolores. Connect Ballywaltrim Cian O’Neill. Bray Emmets Nathan Prunty. NWETSS SCAN Students Molly Redmond, Grainne O Sullivan, Lucy Sky Dunne and Georgia Doherty,

A big shout out to the Endeavours Committee who deserve an award themselves for pulling off this fantastic virtual event. Great work guys!

Head over to their Facebook Page to see how they recognised and celebrated Bray’s unsung heroes.

Bray Central – enhancing our town

Bray Central will enhance the location’s unique character and build on the heritage of this busy town, creating a hub for contemporary living.

Bray Central’s day-to-night leisure offering will be enhanced by the premium cinema anchor, Stella Cinema and a luxury 10 pin bowling alley. The development shall consist of the following:

  • 256 car parking spaces at lower ground floor level with 320 cycle spaces
  • Anchor Store 1 (on upper ground and first floor) (3,004 sqm)
  • Anchor Store 2 (upper ground floor) (1,137 sqm)
  • 8 retail units at upper ground floor level and at first-floor level (total 3,449 sqm)
  • 3 restaurant units at upper ground floor level (one spanning first-floor level) (985 sqm)
  • 3 business units at first-floor level (545 sqm)
  • 5 screen cinema at upper ground, first and second-floor levels (2,410.5 sam)

Read more here.