Members of Bray-Greystones Chess Club have warmly welcomed the two new chess tables in the Burnaby Park, Greystones. The tables are made from metal and have movable seats to make them wheelchair friendly.
Local chess player Stephen Stokes said: “They are high quality tables. Wicklow County Council took on board many suggestions from chess players in County Wicklow. There are some additional ways to enhance the chess tables further. But overall, they have done a fantastic job. We look forward to further engaging with Wicklow County Council. They deserve credit for their positive work in the community”.
During the planning phase there were discussions between Wicklow County Council, Bray-Greystones Chess Club and other stakeholders, particularly about the location. The local chess club members are delighted with the final position.
Local chess enthusiast Bernadette Stokes stated: “The Burnaby Park southwest corner is ideal. It is a quiet area, and it is shielded from a lot of wind. The location is also easily accessible for walking, cycling and car parking”.
Two chess tables are being introduced in all Wicklow Municipal Districts. Funding is expected to be in place next year, for an additional two tables in each district.