WCC Community, Cultural & Social Development Strategic Policy Committee

The Community, Cultural & Social Development SPC has a role in advising on: Library Services, Arts, Playgrounds and community infrastructure, and the development of policies to expand Wicklow County Council’s role in community, cultural and social matters in the county.

PPN Representatives

Gertie Salley

Gertie Salley

Social Inclusion Representative to Community Cultural & Social Development SPC

Gertie has been volunteering in the community for approximatley 14 years, working with groups including Templerine Youth Club, Arklow Friendship Centre, Arklow Positive Aging group, Co Wicklow Older People’s Network, and Country Markets Cooperative. Gertie has also done a lot of fundraising for Ballymanus GAA club. As part of Wicklow Communities Networking, Gertie represented the community on Wicklow County Childcare Committee for a few years.

Kevin Mann

Kevin Mann

Community & Voluntary Representative to the CCSD SPC

Kevin is an active member of the local Aughrim community. He has been a committee member of Aughrim Community Sports & Leisure Centre for over 20 years and has in that time served in the role of Secretary and Treasurer.

Celine O’Neill

Community & Voluntary College Representative to the CCSD SPC

Celine had been involved with the Hollywood Fair organising committee for over 6 years and her primary roles are in administration/accessibility/scheduling/media. She has a keen interest in heritage, nature and social inclusion where voluntary groups can work together to enhance the community spirit of the villages and towns in the county. She has also been involved in setting up other groups including a Mother & Toddler Group in Hollywood and takes an active role in the local parents council groups.

Anne Gregory

Anne Gregory

Environmental College Representative to the CCSD SPC

Anne has a great ability to communicate the concerns of the village and the community in general. She has been a stalwart in understanding the future development of the village and appreciating the long term problems and solutions when they present themselves. Her ability to find and energise herself for the benefit of others has been a great asset to Newtownmoutkennedy. She is the chairperson of Newtownmountkennedy Educate Together, Newtown Town Team and a founding member of Newtownmountkennedy Community Forum.