Bray Community Noticeboard – Independent.ie

CLIMB program

Urple House Cancer Support in Bray has opened registration for its upcoming six week CLIMB program for children whose parent has cancer. The next program begins on Wednesday 14th September 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the Purple House Cancer Support Center in Bray.

CLIMB stands for Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery.

According to Purple House, it’s an enjoyable, shared, interactive experience and a time for children to come together to manage their feelings.

The program is conducted by trained CLIMB facilitators at the Purple House in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Throughout the program children will develop an understanding of cancer and through this understanding the myths and fears children may have about cancer will be dispelled. The program is creative and uses theatre, art and play. The sessions are also based around having fun together and meeting new friends. Another goal of the program is to help children cope with the dramatic changes they are witnessing and experiencing at home

To book a space contact Purple House on 01 2866966, visit purplehouse.ie or email info@purplehouse.ie.

English class

Free conversational English classes are held on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm in the village of Enniskerry.

The classes are designed to help participants improve their English and meet new people.

You must be at least 18 years old to take these courses.

Contact enniskerrywelcomes@gmail.com or lornalafferty@brayareapartnership.ie for more information.

puzzle

Jigsaw Wicklow is based in Bray and caters to young people aged 12-25 who live, work or attend school in Wicklow.

Any young person going through a difficult time or anyone who has concerns about them can contact us on 01 5240796 or wicklow@jigsaw.ie.

The service

Resources, articles and direct support are available at jigsawonline.ie.

Small Bray Authors Group

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

The group is led by local Bray writer Carmen Cullen and is open to everyone from novice to advanced writers.

It runs every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm at the Little Bray Family Resource Center, Ard Chualann, Fassaroe, Bray.

For details email olwen.lbfrc@gmail.com or call 01 286 7644.

MABS

South Leinster Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the state’s money advice service, guiding people through dealing with debt and helping them manage money.

They have offices at 2 The Boulevard, Quinsboro Road Bray.

To contact MABS Bray call 0818 07 2250 for an appointment or email bray@mabs.ie. Alternatively, visit mabs.ie.

The MABS Helpline can be reached Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 0818 07 2000.

Free hockey program

Bray Hockey Club is conducting a free four-week “pick up a stick” training program for men and women interested in returning to hockey or just trying it out Wednesday, July 6th through Wednesday, July 27th.

The series runs for four weeks and is directed by one of Bray Hockey Club’s coaches, Sara Quill and Fiona Weldon.

Hockey is a great way to keep fit, meet new people, and you’ll get a warm welcome.

This program is open to anyone trying hockey for the first time or hoping to get back into the sport in a fun and friendly environment.
All you need is a pair of sneakers and comfortable clothing. The club provides a racket.

To register for this program with Loreto Bray Hockey Club, which takes place on Wednesdays from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., visit https://tinyurl.com/brayhcpickupastick. If you have any questions, email bray.hockey@gmail.com.

Disability Action Group

A community group of people with disabilities in the north Wicklow area is looking for more people with disabilities in the area to join.

The group is called the Disability Action Together Group (DATG) North Wicklow.

DATG provides a space for people with disabilities to connect and have a strong voice when it comes to advocating for change on issues that affect them.

To get involved email lauraenglish@disability-federation.ie.

Support

Anu Wicklow is the outreach service of the Bray Women’s Refuge, providing support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, their children and the community.

All of their services are confidential, completely free and offered specifically to residents of County Wicklow.

Anu regularly holds one-to-one consultations at Greystones, which are available by appointment.

A Domestic Violence and Abuse Resource Pack has been developed which provides information on the specific supports available in Wicklow.

For more information call 086 059 7560 or visit anuwicklow.ie.

The Bray Women’s Refuge is available 24 hours a day on 01 286 6163.

odd jobs service

CARA (Care and Repair Action) is a Bray Area Partnership Service that runs odd jobs for the elderly and more vulnerable in Bray and North Wicklow.

The idea is to support people to stay in their own homes and live as independently as possible.

Work carried out includes trimming hedges and lawns, flower beds, minor carpentry work, minor painting work and installing smoke detectors. You only have to pay for the material used.

The team can be contacted on 01 286 6080 or email james@brayareapartnership.ie.

cliff walk

The Cliff Walk between Bray and Greystones remains partially closed.

The council said it was safe to walk from Greystones to the barriers at the south end. Directional signage was installed while the route was closed to make it easier for hikers to find their way.

Walkers can walk from Bray to the Windgates steps where they can then take the alternative route or return to Bray via the Cliff Walk.

Wicklow County Council pointed out that the Bray Head Looped Trail includes challenging and rough terrain.

The local authority added that the public’s cooperation and patience during this temporary closure in the interest of health and safety is called for and appreciated.

The council examines the problem and pursues solutions to the problem.

food on wheels

Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue Meals on Wheels invite volunteer riders to contact them to offer their services.

Drivers who can give up two or three hours twice a month can contact Maoiliosa Kelly on 086 8322466.

social prescription

Social Prescribing for Bray and North Wicklow is a free service that supports people in their health and well-being by connecting them to services and activities in the community.

In these Covid-19 times, staying connected with the local community and maintaining well-being and positive mental health can be challenging.

The team will first talk to people over the phone or via Zoom about their needs and interests and then direct them to services and support that can help them or connect them to activities that are right for them.

Through regular check-ins, the coordinator supports people for up to eight weeks as they engage in supports and activities.

Social Prescribing for Bray and North Wicklow is a project funded by Sláintecare Healthy Communities and Health Ireland.

To sign up go to brayareapartnership.ie or call 01 2868266.

honors for the deceased

This newspaper offers memorials to bereaved family members in the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The service is available free of charge and is sensitively tailored to your personal wishes and concerns.

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

Square One Theater

Square One Theater Group thanked everyone who supported the fundraiser to help cover the cost of the 5 Minute Monologues film.

Rehearsals for the November production of an Arthur Miller classic will resume shortly. New members are always welcome to get involved.

Prospective members must be over the age of 18 and may engage onstage or in a variety of roles backstage.

The annual membership fee is €40. For more details, email squareonebray@gmail.com.

library

The local libraries are open for browsing and borrowing.

They have a large collection of information resources available both on-site and online suitable for all ages including books, eBooks, audio books, magazines and newspapers, DVDs, CDs, online language learning courses and other courses.

Visit wicklow.ie for opening times.

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