A summer survey regarding litter levels by Irish Business Against Litter has revealed that Bray has retained its “Clean to European Norms” designation.
Bray ranks 28th out of 40 towns and cities.
The report stated “Bray continues to perform well, if not at the level of years ago when it topped the table. Some of the very good sites surveyed included Quinsboro Road, Killarney Approach Road and Bray Daly Dart Station – the latter has undergone some recent works and presented well, without the litter in the car park which had been a feature in previous surveys.
“A lovely new feature in Bray is the Riverwalk, opened late in 2017. By far the most heavily littered site was the Quinsboro Road Car Park which was just as poor as it has been for many years.
“There were some positive changes noted along Upper Dargle Road (e.g. a former derelict site has been redeveloped and there was some landscaping at the entrance to Fassaroe). However, there was still some dumping over the low wall (coming in to Bray) just before Fassaroe.”
Bray first earned its Clean to European Norms designation in 2010 after a dramatic turnaround from being named the previous year’s ‘dirtiest town’.
Though good news for the town, the survey has also shown that litter is on the rise in more disadvantaged areas all over the country.
Fermoy in Co.Cork ranked first in the list of 40 cleanest towns and cities, while Dublin’s North Inner City and Galway City ranked the lowest.