Falkirk Council

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

Falkirk plans £280m five-year housing investment

Around £280 million is to be invested in Falkirk Council's housing stock over the next five years for improvements to existing homes and provision of additional homes.

Published 28 January 2019

New council homes planned on former Larbert school site

Falkirk Council has submitted plans to deliver 24 new flats for social rent on the site of the former Torwood Primary School in Larbert.

Published 6 December 2018

Police charge two councillors over Falkirk ‘planning concerns’

Two Falkirk councillors have been charged by police following an investigation into planning concerns at the local authority.

Published 24 September 2018

New chief executive appointed at Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council has appointed current Midlothian Council chief executive Kenneth Lawrie as its own chief executive.

Published 20 April 2018

Local authority watchdog praises progress at Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council has responded encouragingly to previous concerns but needs effective leadership to deliver its five-year improvement programme, according to the Accounts Commission.

Published 1 February 2018

Falkirk Council plans £143m housing investment over next three years

More than £143 million is set to be invested in housing across the Falkirk Council area in the next three years as part of the local authority’s on-going investment programme.

Published 29 January 2018

Falkirk Council chief executive announces retirement

Falkirk Council’s chief executive Mary Pitcaithly is to retire from the local authority after 20 years in the post.

Published 10 January 2018

Affordable housing development launches in Stenhousemuir

Construction firm CCG (Scotland) Ltd has completed a new residential development at Main Street in Stenhousemuir.

Published 7 April 2017

Falkirk Council plans £104m housing investment over next three years

More than £104 million is set to be invested in housing across the Falkirk Council area in the next three years as part of the council’s on-going investment programme.

Published 24 February 2017

Council Tax rates frozen by four more local authorities

Eleven more local authorities in Scotland have set their respective budgets for the upcoming year, four of which have opted for a voluntary freeze in Council Tax.

Published 24 February 2017

Tenant wins appeal over council bid to terminate tenancy agreement

A council tenant who claimed that his occupancy agreement which was to “continue on a fortnightly basis” should be treated as a Scottish secure tenancy because it did not contain an express provision stating that it was for a term of less than six months has won an appeal against a decision allowing the local authority to end the agreement.

Published 14 December 2016

Falkirk Council failing to ‘grasp nettle’ of budget challenges

The Accounts Commission has criticised Falkirk Council for being “slow in grasping the nettle” of tackling major financial challenges ahead.

Published 1 December 2016