The Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Bray, John Brady has welcomed the commencement of refurbishment and upgrade works on the playground in Ballywaltrim, Bray.
Speaking after visiting the site Councillor Bray said "After a lengthy campaign the work on refurbishing and upgrading the playground in Ballywaltrim has finally commenced. The work is due to take up to three weeks to complete at a cost of over €110,000. The equipment in the playground will be added to with top of the range new equipment which will cater for children up to 15 years old as well as children with disabilities. This is a huge investment in the Ballywaltrim area and when completed we will have a brilliant top quality playground which will be a great asset to the entire community".
Cllr Brady went onto say "I want to commend the members of the Ballywaltrim Playground committee, Stephen Fox from the council and other members of the public for keeping the pressure on the council to ensure this badly needed upgrade happened. I have been consistently pushing for an upgrade and I'm delighted that it's finally happening after a long campaign".
"A number of safety and security issues will also be addressed in conjunction with the work on replacing the equipment, this includes the installation of badly needed public lighting in the playground. Once the work is completed it will be great community asset in the Ballywaltrim area. The children of the area have been consulted about the type of equipment to be installed,so I know they will be eagerly awaiting the completion of the work" concluded Brady.