Book of Condolence
Draft Flood Risk Management Plans have been produced by RPS on behalf of the Office of Public Works, which set out the preferred feasible measures to manage significant flood risk within each geographic area known as a Unit of Management. A Public Consultation Day will be held on Wednesday 12th October 2016 as follows:
This is a new waste prevention initiative to raise awareness about the economic and environmental benefits of reusing everyday items and materials that would otherwise go to waste. Find out more on youtube.
Wicklow County Arts Office in association with the RTE Symphony Orchestra present Mary Gordon, a major new choral commission that intertwines the folklore and mythology of Blessington Lakes in Co Wicklow.
The Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council is seeking expressions of interest from Tidy Towns groups in Wicklow to participate in the Wicklow Local Biodiversity Project. This initiative seeks to support and encourage community led action for biodiversity by arranging for biodiversity experts to work directly with selected Tidy Towns groups.
The Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness – Rebuilding Ireland, published by the Government on 19th July 2016, established a €200 million Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF). The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has issued a Call for Proposals from local authorities, under the LIHAF.
Pursuant to Section 84 (as substituted by Section 15 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) and Schedule 3 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, the Municipal District of Bray hereby proposes to amend the existing Bye-Laws relating to appointed stands in the Bray Taximeter Area.
In accordance with Section 175 and Section 177AE of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, Wicklow County Council gives notice of its intention to make an application for approval to An Bord Pleanála in relation to a site under it’s ownership in the townland of Priestsnewtown, County Wicklow.
Irish Water in partnership with Wicklow County Council wish to advise residents of Rathnew that water services will be shut off in the following areas between 10pm on Monday 3rd October and 6am on Tuesday 4th October, to carry out new connections to the Wicklow Water Supply Scheme project:
Centra & adjoining units, Wilton Hall, Rathnew AFC Soccer Club, Village Mill Enterprise Park, Wilton Manor, Hazelbrook & Saunders Lane. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
For further information please contact Irish Water Customer Service on 1850 278 278.
Irish Water will this week begin the process to take in charge the administration of 2,533 business customer accounts in Wicklow. The change will see responsibility for account administration for existing business customers in Wicklow move to Irish Water from Local Authorities. Charges for business customers, credit terms and the frequency of billing will remain unchanged while this transition is taking place.
Business customers in Wicklow will now have a single point of customer contact for all queries in relation to water supply, wastewater treatment and business account management. Irish Water will contact all 2,533 business customers and other affected groups in Wicklow directly, once the transition takes place. Bills will be issued from Irish Water directly, as they fall due, from September onwards.
Irish Water took over responsibility for providing public water services to business customers in January 2014. Before this, Local Authorities billed businesses for water services provided to them and they have continued to issue bills on behalf of Irish Water on an interim basis since then. A process is now beginning to transfer this billing process to Irish Water as part of the transition of water service delivery from Local Authorities to Irish Water.
Irish Water began the process of billing transfer on a phased basis in mid-July and to date administration for counties Meath, Monaghan, Longford, Cork City and Carlow have successfully been transferred to the utility. Prior to bills being issued, Irish Water will contact customers directly in each county to explain what is happening. Any customer with a query in relation to the process can contact Irish Water on 1850 778 778 or 01 707 2827.
Irish Water continues to invest in the water and wastewater infrastructure in Wicklow and has completed a number of significant projects in the county. These include a €5.5 million investment in a new wastewater treatment plant for Dunlavin, €900,000 in the Arklow Water Supply Scheme for the Lamberton Reservoir Refurbishment and €5 million in the Arklow Ballyduff Water Treatment Plant for a new water treatment plant to serve Arklow Town.
A programme of maintenance work on 10 reservoirs across County Wicklow is also underway to inspect the condition of the reservoirs and to enable Irish Water to carry out any maintenance works that may be required. These works will safeguard the quality of the drinking water and increase the security of the supply for the people of Wicklow. The reservoirs included in the programme are Coolboy/Coolafany, Hollywood, Kiltegan, Knockananna, Knockanarrigan, Rathdangan, Stratford, Valleymount/Ballyknockan, Barndarrig and Thomastown Reservoirs.
Irish Water is also progressing with the significant works to upgrade the Vartry Water Supply Scheme. These works will secure the water supply for the long-term and ensure the scheme continues to meet all drinking water standards. A planning application was submitted to Wicklow County Council in April. Irish Water is also progressing with the Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant project. This project which will end the current practice of discharging untreated wastewater into the Avoca River. The project represents an investment of over €30 million by Irish Water and will bring benefits to Arklow in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.
Elected representatives seeking further information from Irish Water in relation to how the administrative change will affect business customers in their constituency should contact our dedicated elected representatives support desk.
Contact Irish Water
Irish Water is now your contact point for all water services queries, including account management and billing.
- There are no changes to your charges or billing frequency.
- Irish Water will now issue your water services bill.
- From now, please make all payments to Irish Water.
If you have questions about your account or water services, please contact Irish Water.
PO Box 448
South City Delivery Office
General enquires, including billing, payments and customer service
Telephone: 1850 778 778 or + 353 1 707 2827 (9am-5.30pm, Mon-Fri)
Water supply and emergencies
Telephone: 1850 278 278 or + 353 1 707 2828 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Irish Water and Wicklow County Council
Date: 08th July 2016
Public Water Supply at the North and South Brittas Bay Beaches
Following the advice of the HSE, Irish Water and Wicklow County Council have put in place a ‘Do Not Consume’ notice on the public water supply at the North and South Brittas Bay Beaches. The notice only applies to the public water supplies at the North and South Brittas Bay Beaches and no other public supplies in the area are affected. The notice has been imposed due to an exceedance in the standard levels of sodium, chloride and arsenic in the supplies.
Irish Water is committed to providing a safe public drinking water supply at Brittas Bay Beach and will work closely with Wicklow County Council to resolve the issue. In the interim, anyone using the public facilities at the beach must follow the guidelines set out in the ‘Do Not Consume’ Notice. The notice has no impact on the bathing waters at the beach. Irish Water wishes to reassure customers using this public drinking water supply that it is a priority for us to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
Customers using the public drinking water supply at Brittas Bay Beach must not use the water for:
- Drinks made with water
- Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,
- Brushing of teeth
- In particular, pregnant women should not drink this water.
- This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. An alternative source of water should be used. If using bottled water, the bottled water should be boiled first (to sterilise) and avoid bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have higher levels of sodium and other minerals. It can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated.
- The water can be used for flushing toilets, washing and showering
Please note boiling the water will not be sufficient to make it suitable to consume.
Regional Operations Manager Director of Services
East and Midland Region Water & Environmental Services
Irish Water Wicklow County Council
Irish Water is the new national water utility and is now responsible for managing the delivery of water services to home and businesses in Ireland. For further information or to report an issue with:
- Water Supply
- Water Quality
Please contact Irish Water
Tel: 1850 278 278 (LoCall)
Minicon: 1850 378 378 ( For hearing impaired customers with minicon equipment)
Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City
Please continue to contact Wicklow County Council for information or issues relating to business account queries, surface water drainage and flood management.
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Following the Second World War, Town Twinning was extended in Europe as a means of promoting mutual understanding and cross-border projects.
Town twinning is supported by the European Union and since 1989 The Council of European Municipalities and Regions has worked closely with the European Commission to promote modern, high quality twinning initiatives and exchanges that involve all sections of the community.
The European Union had fostered more than 7,000 bilateral relationships involving almost 10,000 European municipalities and in most cases geographical distance has very little influence upon communities' selections of a twin town. In fact Town twinning has increasingly been used to form strategic international business links.
County Wicklow's ties with Wurzburg were originally established following contact between St. Cronans School and its sister school in Wurzburg, where St. Cronan is the Patron Saint
County Wicklow values its close ties with all its Twin City Partners.
Towns that are twinned:
Co. Wicklow & Bray are twinned with Wurzburg www.wuerzburg.de/en/
Co. Wicklow is twinned with Seminole County, Florida www.seminolecountyfl.gov/
Bray is twinned with Begles, France
Bray is twinned with Dublin, California, USAwww.ci.dublin.ca.us/
Montigny le Bretonex
Wicklow Town is twinned with Montigny in France www.montigny78.fr/
Wicklow Town is twinned with Einchenzell-Fulda, Germany
Wicklow Town is twinned with Porthmadog in Gwynedd West Wales www.porthmadog.com/
Greystones is twinned with Holyhead Anglesey North Wales www.holyhead.org/
Arklow is twinned with Chateaudun, France
Otročiněves, Czech Republic
Laragh / Glendalough is twinned with Otročiněves, Czech Republic