Wicklow County Council Easter opening arrangements


The following arrangements are in place for Wicklow County Council Offices and the Municipal District Offices for week commencing Monday, 29th March 2021.

Members of the public are asked not to visit Council offices during the period of the recently announced level 5 restrictions.     Services to the public are by appointment only until further notice. 

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow: Opening hours Monday 29th to Thursday 1st of April 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00pm by appointment only, offices will be closed Good Friday 2nd and Easter Monday 5th of April, reopening on Tuesday 6th of April.   The Central Customer Service area will facilitate members of the public by appointment presenting for Housing, Planning and Environmental services.    Where possible payments can be made electronically or by phone, motor taxation can and should be renewed online during Level 5 restrictions or submitted by post.  Planning applications can also be submitted by post.  If attending for 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.  Face coverings must be worn at all times if attending council buildings.

Wicklow County Council would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Easter.

Municipal District Offices:  The Municipal District offices at Bray, Greystones, Arklow, Wicklow and Baltinglass/Blessington are open Monday 29th to Thursday 1st of April 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00pm by appointment only, offices will be closed Good Friday 2nd and Easter Monday 5th of April, reopening on Tuesday 6th of April.  In line with the current government guidelines, outdoor staff are limited in carry out essential emergency works only.

Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk: The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk is currently closed as the cliff face is unstable due to a number of landslides, following prolonged period of very heavy rainfall. The Council iassessing the situation to determine the extent of the collapse and possibilities for remedial action and investigating the feasibility of an alternative route as a diversion over the most hazardous section and have put in place measures for the short-term protection of the public. 

The patience and co-operation of the public is appreciated during this temporary closure in the interests of health and safety.

Re-opening Business: Outdoor tables and chairs licensing under section 254, to support social distancing for business to re-open is extended to the end of August 2021.

Housing services, Bray Municipal District:  Members of the public are asked to make contact in advance at braymdhousing@wicklowcoco.ie  or by telephoning (01) 2744900 if they wish to make an appointment to meet with a member of the housing staff in the Bray Municipal District Offices.

Motor taxation services, Blessington Municipal District:   For Motor Tax Transactions that cannot be submitted by post or renewed online, Members of the public are asked to make contact in advance at blessington@wicklowcoco.ie or by telephoning (045) 891222 for an appointment.

Libraries:   During Level 5 restrictions Wicklow County Council Library branches will be closed to the public. Our online services will remain available throughout the closure period. Our home delivery service, will be operational during the restrictions, for details of days and routes, please contact your local branch or alternatively see www.wicklow.ie/Library-services

Community Call hours:  The County Wicklow Community Call helpline service continues and will operate Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00pm. Telephone:   1800 868 399 or email covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie.  Trained staff are available to co-ordinate assistance to elderly and vulnerable persons.

‘Keep Well’ Campaign:  Remember to look after your mental health and wellbeing.  Find out what is available in your local community by visiting  www.wicklow.ie/wellbeing for tips and resources on how to stay connected, mind your mood, or switch off and take part in activities either indoor or outdoor.  Recipes and tips on eating well can be found there also. 

Members of the public can contact our offices via the following numbers/email addresses:

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow.TelephoneEmail
Customer Service0404 20100customerservice@wicklowcoco.ie
Housing0404 20120Housing2@wicklowcoco.ie
Planning0404 20148Plandev@wicklowcoco.ie
Local Enterprise Office (LEO)0404 30800enterprise@leo.wicklowcoco.ie
Motor Taxation (Motor taxation can be renewed online and or posted to County Buildings for processing.)0404 20141 for Motor tax queriesmotortax@wicklowcoco.ie
Revenue0404 20128 for Revenue queriesRevenue@wicklowcoco.ie
Environment0404 20236env@wicklowcoco.ie 
Transportation0404 20181transadmin@wicklowcoco.ie
Municipal District OfficesContact numbersEmail
Bray Municipal District01 2744900braymd@wicklowcoco.ie 
Arklow Municipal District0402 42700Arklowmunicipaldistrict@wicklowcoco.ie 
Greystones Municipal District01 2876694greystonesmd@wicklowcoco.ie
Baltinglass Municipal District045 891222baltinglassMD@wicklowcoco.ie 
Blessington Office045 891222blessington@wicklowcoco.ie 
Tinahely Office0402 38174tinahely@wicklowcoco.ie 
Wicklow Municipal District0404 20173wicklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie 

Recycling Facilities at Bray, Wicklow, Arklow, Avoca and Rampere remain open weekdays and on Saturdays, they will be closed on Easter Monday 5th April and will reopen on Tuesday 6th as normal.  Further details are available on the Council’s Website.

Your Local Enterprise Office:  The LEO is the first stop shop for business supports and offers a range of supports to business impacted by COVID-19 including training, mentoring,  providing getting Brexit ready supports and access to funding.

For more information on these supports please see: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Wicklow/Financial-Supports/COVID-19/ and https://www.localenterprise.ie/response/

Please call 0404 30800 or email: enterprise@leo.wicklowcoco.ie to start the conversation.

Wicklow County Council would like to thank members of the public in advance for their patience and understanding.  The safety of our employees and members of the public remains our priority.  Measures will be kept under review in accordance with Government announcements. 

Members of the public are asked to adhere to Level 5 Restrictions, stay at home except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes or for exercise within 5km of home.

Further information in relation to all Wicklow County Council Services are available on the Council’s website:  www.wicklow.ie

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