WCC Housing & Corporate Estate Strategic Policy Committee

The Housing and Corporate Estate SPC was set up to advise and assit the housing section of Wicklow County Council (WCC) in its work. Some of the fundtions of the housing section of WCC are: the provision of social housing, assessment of housing needs, housing strategies, homelessness, housing loans and grants, Traveller accomodation, voluntary housing, private rented sector, housing standards and estate management.

PPN Representatives

Aoibhin McCloy

Aoibhinn McCloy

Social Inclusion Representative to the Housing & Corporate Estate SPC

Aoibhinn has recently taken up the position as coordinator of the Wicklow Travellers Group. Previous to this role, she has worked extensively in the Not-for-Profit Sector in both the UK and Ireland. She has broad knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable adults and young people, particularly in the areas of homelessness, addiction, domestic violence and mental health. She has completed training in all areas with regards to these sectors and is also a member of the Board of Director’s for a Children’s Residential Centre in Dublin. Aoibhinn is currently living in Greystones with her husband and two young children.

Simon Blanckensee

Simon Blanckensee

Community & Voluntary College Representative to the Housing & Corporate Estate SPC

Simon has 31 years experience as a social care worker. He has supported children in state care and their families, disabled young people and families from the Travelling community. He has lived in Co Wicklow since 1990. Simons many volunteer roles include: scout leader, hockey coach, Rainbows facilitator, LGBT group coordinator/facilitator. Simon is currently a member of the Board of Directors of 2 national organisations: Rainbows Ireland since 2009 and Transgender Equality Network Ireland since 2013. Through his work and volunteering roles Simon has developed a strong awareness of the housing challenges and needs of some of the most marginalised communities in Co Wicklow.

Mary Anne Parson

Mary Anne Parsons

Mary Anne is a long-standing member of Bray Tidy Towns and initiated the setting up of the North Wicklow Environmental Network in early 2019. She has a keen interest in environmental issues and in particular how Ireland can meet their goals to reduce carbon emissions, She is an architect and believes that by improving the quality of our building stock we can significantly reduce the energy required to run them. Through her work with Bray Tidy Towns, Mary Anne has been involved with a number of clean-up projects with local authority housing estates and encouraged residents to take a more holistic approach to their immediate environment.