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June

Thanks to all who took part in this months beach clean. We were joined by Niall and little Lynette. There was an enjoable snack and chat in the Ronmany Stone Cafe. Averil had to leave to get ready for a well earned break in Portugal. Next beach clean will be on the sayurday before the August bank holiday. All are welcome.

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Blue Flag Awards

Well  done to Brittas Bay on retaining the coveted EU Blue flag awards for 2010.

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Clean Coasts Day

Brittas Bay Coastcare held their beach clean on Saturday 11th to coincide with An Taisce’s Clean Coasts Day. Steven, Patrick, Averil, Neville and myself, Paul, took part. We concentrated our efforts on two sites of recent unauthorised camping activity in the dunes. There are before and after shots of the smaller site and nottice the remains of a log which was burned inside a tent! It must have been raining!!

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The Pure Mile

                                                          BRITTAS BAY COASTCARE

Brittas Bay Coastcare

The Dunes, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow

The Pure Mile Competition 2011/2012

www.brittasbaycoastcare.wordpress.com

email: paul@wicklow-online.com

Dear Brittas Bay Resident.

Brittas Bay Coastcare Group are hoping to enter the Brittas Bay beach road for the Pure Mile Award 2011/2012. First prize is €1.000 which could be used for community projects or to enhance the locality. As a result  of this we hope to attract more tourist business  and consequently more employment to our area.

The ethos of the Pure Mile is to create a traditional, natural and heritage mile (1.6km). The rules require that the grass verges and road margins are always maintained, litter free and also that householders and business owners voluntarily paint and maintain their property’s boundaries, gates, gate posts, fences and walls, etc and also to  maintain the surroundings and approaches to their properties.

One suggested idea is that Brittas BaY Bridge at Staunton’s caravan park can be made a focal point. This would entail clearing vegetation, the old water pump restored and the area behind it landscaped. Similarly for Haughton’s Bridge at the south end of the road.

Another  idea was that the locality should when painting their houses, gate posts/walls and premises etc, that we should adopt a more traditional colour of “white”. Not only to blend with and enhance the Art Deco houses of architectural note near the south car park, but also to create a recognised identity for the area.  In addition to this the planting of the varieties of palm trees and beach grasses already established in the area could be encouraged in gardens and public areas.

We would very much appreciate your opinions of these suggestions and welcome any that you may have and your support and help in implementing them. Also if you would like to make a small donation to help promote the awareness of the Pure Mile competition in the area please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Coastcare volunteers.

Please contact with your suggestion or any offer of help:-

Paul Leahy                  email: paul@wicklow-online.com

Liz Greer                     email: lizgreer@eircom.net

Steven Brennan        email: promo-ireland@iol.ie mobile 087-2542 743

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