Tidy Cities AGM
Bray Tidy Towns Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will take place at Villa Pacis on Vevay Road.
The agenda includes the annual report, the financial report and the election of committee members.
To attend, contact Mary on 087 2104844 or email [email protected]
Minor works service
A new employment service for older and more vulnerable people living in Bray and North Wicklow has been launched by Bray Area Partnership.
CARA (Maintenance and Repair Action) provides help with a variety of small jobs such as cutting hedges and lawns, flower beds, minor carpentry, light painting jobs and installing smoke detectors.
This service aims to help the elderly and vulnerable to stay at home and live as independently as possible. They only have to pay for the materials used – although donations are gratefully accepted. All personnel are controlled by Garda.
The team can be contacted on 01 286 6080 or by email at [email protected]
Call to Cadets
The Order of Malta ambulance corps in Bray is recruiting young members.
Cadets between the ages of 10 and 16 are invited to participate. They will learn first aid and make new friends in the organization.
To get involved, send an email to [email protected]
Irish Shamrock Guild
Former Irish Girl Guides of Bray and Area are invited to join the Bray Trefoil Guild – Guiding for Life.
To join, email Anne at [email protected]
The objectives of the Trefoil Guild are to keep alive the spirit of the Promise and Law of the Guide, to carry that spirit into the community and to support the Guide.
The Irish Trefoil Guild is aimed at past and present adult members of the Girl Guide movement. It offers friendship, activities and fun to its members, and offers service and support to the local community and Irish Girl Guide units.
People with cancer and their families can enroll in creative writing classes with Purple House Cancer Support.
The eight-week online program is hosted by author Tanya Farrelly. Call 01 2866966.
Jigsaw Wicklow can be contacted on 01 5240796 or [email protected]
The service is based in its new office in Bray and caters to young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who live, work or attend school in Wicklow.
Any young person going through a difficult time, or someone who is worried about him, can make contact.
Resources, articles, and direct support are available at jigsawonline.ie.
A community “seed arch” has been set up at the Bray library.
A Seed Ark is a collection of open-pollinated or heirloom seeds that the community can use for free.
Gardeners who are members of the Wicklow Library Service “borrow” seeds from the library at the time of planting, and then at the end of the growing season, they save the seeds of the plants to share with the library. Individuals can borrow four packages at a time, community and school groups can borrow more. With a good stock of seeds ranging from organic basil to cherry tomatoes, there is something for everyone.
To arrange seed borrowing, email [email protected]
The County Wicklow Community Call helpline is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week and can be reached at 1-800-868399 or by email at [email protected]
Trained staff are available to coordinate assistance to the elderly or
Mental health program
The Grow Community Mental Health program takes place on Zoom every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
To register a spot, call 086 6063184 or email [email protected]
Bray Area Partnership’s social prescription wellness project, Aspire, is a free service that supports people with their health and well-being by connecting them with
community services and activities.
In these times of Covid-19, it can be difficult to stay connected to the local community and maintain wellness and positive mental health.
The team will first talk to people by phone or via Zoom about their needs and interests, and then refer them to services and supports that can help them or connect them to activities that are right for them. Through regular monitoringins, the coordinator will support people for six to ten weeks as they engage in these activities.
The free online program Aspire also brings people together in small support groups to connect and learn practical skills such as stress management, relaxation techniques and self-care in these trying times.
Aspire is a project funded by Healthy Ireland and Sláintecare.
To register, go to Brayareapertnership.ie or call 01 2868266.
Meals on wheels
Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue Meals on Wheels invite volunteer drivers to get in touch to offer their services.
Drivers who can forgo two or three hours twice a month can contact Maoiliosa Kelly on 086 8322466.
The service delivers hot meals every Tuesday and Thursday to the elderly at home. It is an opportunity to connect with the community and offer a hot meal and social contact to the elderly in the area.
A book sale is held the first Saturday of each month at Shankill Old Folks Center, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The book sale will follow strict security guidelines and only 10 people at a time will be admitted and only for 20 minutes – there will be no advance reservation. Names and contact details will be taken at the door – refreshments will not be available.
Book donations will be picked up at the back door, but there is a limit of one bag per person due to the large stock of books. The telephone and email book ordering service has been discontinued and is no longer available.
The El Troubadours open mic takes place live on Facebook on Friday evenings from 10 p.m. to late, hosted by Tom Dalton.
The artists will be on Zoom and the whole event will be on Tom Dalton on Facebook and Celtic Grace Ireland on Instagram.
Tributes to the deceased
This journal offers tribute to members of bereaved families within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.
The service is available free of charge and will be carried out taking into account your personal wishes and requests.
Please contact Mary Fogarty on 087 2511438 or [email protected] if this is something you are interested in or if you would like to do something to honor the memory of your recently deceased loved one.
Bray region partnership
Bray Area Partnership continues to provide service to the local community during these difficult times – finding innovative ways to connect with people where it is not possible to meet in person at the moment – and is asking people to visit their website to find out. what is offered on Brayareapartnership.ie.
The website also offers a handy Covid-19 information and resources page, with information on local and national contacts and resources under a wide range of different headings.
For job seekers, the Partnership’s local employment service has a posting of job openings in the window outside its office at 86 Main Street, Bray, and publishes a list of job openings. on the Partnership website every Friday.
Its Facebook page regularly posts job offers and other opportunities.
Their training program includes a range of free online courses and workshops.
Disability action group
A community group of people with disabilities in the North Wicklow region is looking for more local people with disabilities to join.
Disability Action Together Group (DATG) North Wicklow provides a space for people with disabilities to network and have a strong voice to advocate for change on issues that affect them.
To get involved, send an email to [email protected]
The Bray recycling center is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
People are encouraged to minimize their visits to the center while waiting for a greater volume of waste.