Falkirk Council

McGill secures fire safety contracts worth up to £4m

Building services contractor McGill has won a £400,000 contract and been appointed to a £3.6 million framework to deliver upgrades to fire alarms.

Published 6 May 2020

Falkirk Council increases council tax by nearly 5%

Falkirk Council has set its budget for 2020/21, agreeing on a 4.84% increase in Council Tax for the year which will see an average ‘Band D’ Council Tax figure increase by £56.58 a year.

Published 2 March 2020

Report highlights energy potential of Scotland's parks

The untapped energy potential from Scotland’s parks and greenspaces could provide low carbon heat for homes and reduce the nation's carbon footprint, research published today by greenspace scotland has revealed.

Published 24 February 2020

JB Bennett cements social housing credentials with raft of contract wins

Construction and residential development company JB Bennett (Contracts) Ltd is celebrating a series of new contract wins in Scotland’s social housing sector.

Published 13 February 2020

Falkirk Council agrees £316m housing investment over next five years

Falkirk Council has agreed to invest £316 million into its housing stock over the next five years providing improvements to existing homes and providing new homes.

Published 23 January 2020

Homes planned at site of former Polmont care home

The former Oakbank Home on Wilson Avenue will be home to 21 new flats and seven new bungalows to be built by Falkirk Council if planning permission is obtained.

Published 17 January 2020

Call for HPL cladding to be removed from all buildings in Scotland

Scottish social landlords are facing calls for the removal of a potentially dangerous type of cladding from high-rise buildings after a government test which approved the use of the material in some circumstances was labelled "fundamentally flawed".

Published 24 December 2019

Falkirk Council unveils plan for amenity flats in Bonnybridge

Falkirk Council has announced plans to replace the derelict Bonnybridge Social Club on Main Street with 22 flats for social rent.

Published 11 December 2019

Falkirk unveils plans for more than 1,800 new affordable homes

More than 1,800 additional social housing homes are planned to be provided across the Falkirk Council area over the next five years following a bid put forward to Scottish Government.

Published 9 October 2019

Housing minister told of work to tackle empty homes in Falkirk

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has met with Falkirk Council’s head of housing services to hear about the work being done to combat empty homes in the area.

Published 9 August 2019

Falkirk Council plans affordable homes on newly-acquired farmland

Falkirk Council has lodged plans to develop the site of former farmland it acquired to boost the supply of affordable housing.

Published 24 July 2019

HouseMark Scotland members pioneer new Embedding Excellence Programme

Falkirk and West Dunbartonshire councils are leading the way in self-awareness by piloting HouseMark Scotland’s new Embedding Excellence Programme.

Published 21 May 2019

Falkirk councillor praises Link’s £6.3m affordable retirement living development

Representatives from Link and JR Construction (Scotland) Limited welcomed Councillor Gordon Hughes, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for housing, to a sod cutting event at Link’s Williamson Street development in Falkirk last week.

Published 15 May 2019

New partnership to progress improvements to Falkirk town centre

The revitalisation of Falkirk’s town centre took another significant step forward as the council agreed to take part in a new partnership being set up to deliver an action plan.   

Published 13 March 2019

Falkirk residents to benefit from £4m district heating upgrade

125 additional homes, three local schools and Falkirk Council offices are all set to benefit from a newly announced £4 million project to extend an existing district heating system and create a private wire network at Callendar Park.

Published 14 February 2019