Bray has been given top marks in the latest Irish Business Against Littler (IBAL) survey with the town being assessed as the being “Clean to European Norms.”
An Tasice, who carry out the survey, commented that Bray “Main Street, Bray Civic Centre and Bray Promenade were all very much deserving of the top litter grade – not only were they very good with regard to litter but they were all very well presented and maintained”.
Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District, Cllr Anne Ferris, said: “We are pleased that Bray has again performed well in the litter survey. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Council’s crews who are out seven days a week.”
The seafront and promenade scored highly, and the report stated this site was exceptional in terms of both presentation and litter.
It added that the Bandstand was looking freshly painted and the surrounding paving was in excellent condition saying: “The area is well served by regular litter bins (extra on the beach during the summer).”
The An Taisce judges commented: “Bray retains the clean status from its last survey two years ago. A big development since 2018 is the major construction of Bray Town Centre on the Main Street. This had formerly been the site of ‘Quinsboro Road Car Park’ which had regularly been a heavily littered site.”
Bray Municipal District work with established community groups such as the Tidy Towns and Bray Coastcare and the contribution these groups make to the town must be acknowledged.