Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to all living in the Valley of Diamonds, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

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Book Sale at Bray Library

Children's and Adult's books for sale at Bray Library Sale October 8th

Drop into the library on Florence Road Bray for the all day annual book sale on October 8th from 10am to 5pm.

Last year I bought great books for as little as 20c each. Literature, travel, DIY, children’s books and lots more – all old library stock is up for sale and you are bound to bag a bargain.

Within walking distance of Diamond Valley – don’t expect to get a bench in the People’s Park on your way home though – they will all be occupied by eager readers!

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Multi Units Developments Act (MUD)

D-Day today for new apartment legislation

Today is a good day for many apartment owners and occupiers. Under the new MUD legislation the common areas of any apartment developments caught up in NAMA or with developers who failed to sell all units finally come under the ownership of residents.

Thankfully this is not a problem for Diamond Valley residents. Because our development is a bit more mature we have had ownership of our common areas for some years now.

Not being under the control of developers has allowed us to have a strong management committee of apartment owners who have a vested interest in keeping the development in good condition and looking well.

There are however parts of the new MUD Act that apply to us including the court enforcable obligation to pay service charges and the obligation in law for owners and tenants to comply with house rules.

You can read more about how MUD affects Diamond Valley residents here http://diamondvalley.ie/wordpress/wp-admin/post.php?post=94&action=edit

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Letter from Bray Town Council about Dargle Flood Relief

Dear all,

Bray Town Council intend to undertake further tree clearance along the
riverbanks opposite La Vallee and Riverdale Apartments extending down towards the Halting Site at the N11. This work is required to minimise the
impact of flooding and to facilitate the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme.

The work involves clearing trees over a distance of 370m downstream from the Halting Site entrance for a maximum horizontal distance of about 6m from the river edge on the eastern bank.

The Works are due to commence on Monday 19th September 2011 and is programmed to be completed before the end of September. The timing of the works has been carefully scheduled to minimise impacts on both Wildlife and the Fishery habitats.

Bray Town Council are liaising with Inland Fisheries Ireland on this matter and all work will be done in accordance with an agreed Management Plan.

In the coming weeks Bray Town Council also intend on carrying out routine maintenance works at the Slang to de-silt the River at this location. All updates will be included on the Council’s website www.braytowncouncil.ie.

Kind Regards,

Amy O’Farrell
Town Clerks Office

[Note from Editor – Thanks to Anne Ferris TD and Cllr David Grant who both forwarded this letter to Diamond Diary. The above letter states that the works to be carried out this September will facilitate the proposed River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme , which is now not due to commence properly until at least next year. This scheme is designed to protect against future flooding of our neighbours in Little Bray and further up the Dargle Road towards Bray.]

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Waiting for Ikea : Mermaid Bray

See 'Waiting for Ikea' at the Mermaid Theatre Bray

Experience real Dublin (and real Dublin language!) on stage at the Mermaid Bray for two nights only.

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd Sept

Tickets €16 / €14 concession; Advisable to book in advance.

‘Recession? Is dat a new fragrance by Calvin Klein’?

Chrissie and Jade spend their days waiting; waiting for the postman, waiting for the kettle to boil and waiting for Coronation Street and they won’t shop in Argos ‘cos we’re waiting for IKEA’. Nothing much changes in Pimlico, each day begins and ends the same; it’s what happens in between that keeps the neighbours interested.

This heart-warming story of friendship, family, community and sun bed obsessives, will appeal to friends of all ages with its unforgettable characters and colourful language.

 Premiered at the 2007 Dublin Fringe Festival, the first show in the history of the Festival to sell out in advance of opening.

Take the bus from outside the Diamond Valley apartments to Bray’s Main St.

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Celebrate Cearbhall’s 100th Birthday

 Bray Public Library, Eglinton Road, Bray.
Saturday 27th Aug

Admission free

He was Ireland’s Fifth President and was born on Main St Bray 100 years ago. His father was a fishmonger - his shop was where the Jasmine Chinese Restaurant now is. 

 A co-incidence because these days our best fishmonger in Bray is Chinese, around the corner in the Arcade.

 Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh chose law as a career and became Chief Justice of Ireland before becoming President of Ireland in 1974 after the sudden death of Erskine Childers. A long way from the marble fish counter in Bray.

 Tomorrow’s event commences with an illustrated presentation in the library, followed by a walking tour of places associated with Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh Trail in celebration of the centenary of the birth of Ireland’s 5th. President of Ireland. All welcome.

 Within walking distance of Diamond Valley Apartments.

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