WCC Housing & Corporate Estate Strategic Policy Committee

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

Our 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.

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Paul Armstrong

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

Paul has chaired the Delgany Community Council for the past 2 years and so gained experience of community activities and initiatives.  This of course has involved review of planning aspects for the village of Delgany.  Paul is an Engineer by profession and worked for Diageo for 34 years ultimately retiring having been CEO of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain of Guinness.  He has been a Board member of Diageo Ireland, Diageo GB, Irish Property Unit Trust (IPUT – a property investment company), Guinness Ireland Group Pension Scheme, The Bridge Project (a not for profit charity) – all providing him with broad experience of corporate and voluntary sector governance.

Mary Anne Parson

Mary Anne Parsons

Environmental College Representative to the Housing & Corporate Estate SPC

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 and greenhouse gas 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 and encourage residents to take a more holistic approach to their immediate environment.