6 outdoor staff of Wicklow County Council have recently retired and not been replaced because of the recruitment embargo. This is affecting the maintenance of public spaces such as flowerbeds, parks, and roadside edges. The remaining staff are concentrating on keeping the beach and central area tidy in order to maintain Blue Flag status for the beach.
The Tidy Towns Group is trying to get the town tidy before the judging takes place in June.
There have been a number of FAS schemes in Greystones which did very useful work on the seafront and beach but these have all been stopped. There are a record number of people unemployed and these FAS schemes must be urgently reinstated so that they can help.