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Latest press release from Wicklow County Council, issued on Saturday, July 4th 2020…

The following arrangements remain in place for Wicklow County Council Offices and the Municipal District Offices for week commencing Monday, 6th July, 2020.

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow: Opening hours 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm by appointment only. Members of the public presenting without appointment cannot be admitted having regard to construction works currently taking place in the foyer area and limited space available.

Members of the public can make an appointment via the following numbers/email addresses:

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow 040420120 housing2@wicklowcoco.ie

Planning 040420148 plandev@wicklowcoco.ie

Motor Taxation (Motor taxation can be renewed on line and or posted to County Buildings for processing) 040420141 motortax@wicklowcoco.ie

Revenue 040420141 revenue@wicklowcoco.ie

Environment 040420236 envadmin@wicklowcoco.ie

Transportation 040420181 transadmin@wicklowcoco.ie

Reception 040420100 corporate@wicklowcoco.ie

The Municipal District offices at Bray, Greystones, Arklow, Wicklow and Baltinglass/Blessington are open from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

Blessington Motor Tax office has increased its service to two days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesday) from 29th June to 13th July, between the hours of 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

Bray Motor Tax office has increased its service to five days per week, from 29th June to 13th July, between the hours 9.30am to 12.30pm, and from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Housing services, Bray Municipal District Members of the public are asked to make contact in advance at braymdhousing@wicklowcoco.ie or by telephoning 012744900 if they wish to make an appointment to meet with a member of the housing staff in the Bray Municipal District Offices.

Libraries All of Wicklow Libraries are open for full browsing service from Monday 29th of June.

Members of the public are encouraged not to visit the public offices unnecessarily. Where possible payments can be made electronically or by phone, motor taxation can be renewed on line or submitted by post. Planning applications can also be submitted by post. Members of the public visiting Council offices will be required to adhere to the measures which have been put in place to facilitate physical distancing and to ensure the safety of our staff and members of the public.

When making an appointment members of the public will be required to complete a brief health and safety questionnaire regarding Covid-19 in order to minimise the risk of the spread of the virus, this information will be retained on file for 30 days to facilitate contact tracing if necessary but will be destroyed thereafter.

Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and public toilets, including Brittas Bay, Glendalough and Bray promenade, are open.

The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk as well as the Glen Beach Cliff Walk to Wicklow Head re-opened to the public on Tuesday last (30th of June).

Community Call The County Wicklow Community Call helpline service continues to operate over the weekend during the hours of 9am to 5pm and during the week, Telephone 1800868399 or email covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie. Trained staff are available to co-ordinate assistance to elderly and vulnerable persons.

Wicklow County Council would like to thank members of the public in advance for their patience and understanding. Council staff have throughout the Covid-19 crisis worked to ensure a continuity of service across our key operations. The safety of our employees and members of the public remain our priority. These measures will be kept under review as the Council works towards phase 4 of the Government Road Map to reopening society and businesses.

Further information and updates will be posted on the Council’s website www.wicklow.ie. Latest Department of Health measures are available here.