Little Bray Writers’ Group

The Little Bray Writers’ Group is open to people interested in creative writing and living in the Little Bray area.

The group is moderated by local Bray writer Carmen Cullen and is open to everyone from beginners to more advanced scribblers. It takes place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Little Bray Family Resource Center, Ard Chualann, Fassaroe, Bray.

To register, or for more information, send an email to [email protected] or call 01 286 7644.

Library

The Ballywaltrim Library now has extended opening hours.

The library, on Boghall Road, Bray, will open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including until lunchtime. In addition, on Wednesdays, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Ballywaltrim Library has a large collection of information resources available onsite and online, and for all ages, including books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, DVDs, CDs, online language learning and other courses.

The sensory space and sensory kits provide a relaxing experience for young visitors to the library. Study areas and PCs are available for reservation. Seats can also be reserved for the weekly storytime sessions, belly hour, and arts and crafts classes by contacting the library directly.

More information on local libraries, including opening hours, can be found at wicklow.ie.

Recycling center

The opening hours of the Bray recycling center are 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 advised to minimize their visits to the center while waiting for a greater volume of waste, rather than frequent visits with small amounts of waste.

Compression of the waste will ensure that no additional storage is required. People are asked not to approach staff and to put materials in the trash themselves.

Staff will not be able to help transport materials and will not take materials directly from members of the public.

Public entry may be interrupted for a few minutes throughout the day for cleaning.

Cliff walk

The Cliff Walk remains partially closed.

It is safe to walk from Bray to the Windgates Steps, but the Greystones side is extremely dangerous and access is closed in some places and sections.

The board assesses the problem and seeks solutions to the problem.

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 face to face at the moment – and calls on people to visit their website to find out what’s going on. offer to 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.

Her Facebook page regularly posts articles on jobs and other opportunities.

Open mic

The open mic of El Troubadours has changed schedule.

There will be live music, chat, live music on Facebook on Friday evenings from 9pm to 11pm, hosted by Tom Dalton.

The artists will be on Zoom and the whole event will take place on the Zoom des Troubadours.

For the link, call Tom Dalton on 087 2783342 or email [email protected]

Tributes to the deceased

This journal offers pieces of tribute to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The service is available free of charge, and will be complete.in a way that is responsive to your own personal wishes and requests.

Please contact the reporter above if you are interested or would like to do something to honor the memory of your recently deceased loved one.

Aspire Project

Bray Area Partnership’s social prescription wellness project, Aspire, is a free service that supports people in their health and well-being by connecting them with services and activities in the community.

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, then refer them to services and supports that can help them or connect them to activities that are right for them.

Through regular checks, 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 provide a hot meal and social contact to the elderly in the area.

Mental health program

The Grow Community Mental Health program now 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]

Jigsaw

Jigsaw Wicklow can be contacted on 01 5240796 or [email protected]

The service is based in Bray and is aimed at 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.

Seed arch

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]

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.

Toastmasters

Bray Toastmasters meets every other Monday at 7:45 p.m. on Zoom.

Find the group on Facebook to register.

Minor works service

Bray Area Partnership has launched a new employment service for older and more vulnerable people living in Bray and North Wicklow.

CARA (Maintenance and Repair Action) provides assistance for a variety of small jobs such as cutting hedges and lawns, flower beds, minor carpentry, light painting jobs, and installing pressure sensors. smoke. 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]