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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Bray.ie scoops a top award

District Manager Des O'Brien (centre) and District Administrator David Forde (to his right) accept the award from the organisers
District Manager Des O'Brien (centre) and District Administrator David Forde (to his right) accept the award from the organisers

'Bray.ie' has won 'Best Connected Community' in the 2017 Community and Council Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. The awards which are presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dublin last Saturday.

'It's an honour and privilege to receive this award,' said District Administrator David Forde. 'For Bray.ie to be recognised like this is a true testament to our hard work. It shows that our online community engagement is having a real impact.'The Bray.ie team have worked hard over the past 12 months to produce effective campaigns.

'Our community engagement strategy is a team effort but we would like to thank Paul Carney for his invaluable contribution over the past number of years. It's a testament to his hard work and dedication.

'We look forward to increasing our connections with the local community now and into the future.'

Bray.ie was launched back in 2011. It was part of the Bray Town's Economy Think Tank outputs. BETT (Bray Economic Think Tank) was an economic forum established in 2009. Its aim was to create a sense of local pride, community spirit and to promote Bray as an ideal place to live, work and do business.

Since the new look bray.ie website was launched back in February 2015, it has had over 300,000 visits and close to a million page views.

Bray.ie's total social engagement reach was over 1.53 million for the full year 2016. The 'Best Connected Community' award recognises the community that is connected to councils, businesses and each other, can access services easily and quickly

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