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Sunday 17 December 2017

Skateboard group tackles graffiti at seafront shelter

Séamus Connors, Bob Galvin, Mimi Megannetty, Ronan McManus, Alice Megannetty and Mary Hargaden
Séamus Connors, Bob Galvin, Mimi Megannetty, Ronan McManus, Alice Megannetty and Mary Hargaden
Paul Fitzgerald

Members of Bray Skateboarding Association rolled up their sleeves last weekend to give Bray Tidy Towns and CoastCare a hand.

The task was to paint over some graffiti on the small shelters on Bray seafront last Sunday morning.

Tidy Towns noted that the graffiti was not the work of the skaters. There was a great turnout of skaters and other volunteers on the day to tackle the job.

Some of the volunteers then managed to get a bit of a skate in after all their hard work. This project, they said, was a chance to get involved and give something back to the community by giving the shelter a facelift. It looked as good as new when they were finished and the skaters said that they were proud to improve the town's environment. They are not permitted to skate in that area, however, and plans to build a skatepark have run into a series of roadblocks.

The funding is in place, but the council is struggling to find a location. In December plans to consider building it at People's Park were abandoned due to public outcry from residents of that area. The matter was on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of Bray Municipal District and the club will have received any update on the matter at the time of reading.

Bray People

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