Falkirk Council

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A bid to make nearly 800 affordable homes available to rent over the next five years is being launched by Falkirk Council this month. Around £35 million of funding is being sought from Scottish Government in a consortium bid led by the local authority on behalf of itself and other social landlords

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Plans to build 550 new homes in a village on the outskirts of Falkirk took a step forward this week. Land at Banknock was earmarked four years ago by developers for the house as well as a community centre, shops and a nature conservation area but the plans have been caught up in red tape.

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The transformation of the former Police Station and Registrars Office in Stenhousemuir town centre into a new social housing development is to be launched this month. Developed by Falkirk Council, corporate and housing services, and built by Glasgow construction and manufacturing company CCG, the Ma

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Falkirk Council tenants are set to benefit from a wide range of improvements to their homes over the next year, as the local authority agreed its housing budget for next year. The investment, which was agreed as part of a larger three year £81 million budget, will upgrade existing homes and add new

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Link chair Roy Stirrat (left) with Cllr Gerry Goldie at the Hazel Road development Two new affordable housing developments in Falkirk have been officially opened by Falkirk Council’s convener for housing, Councillor Gerry Goldie.

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Around 700 jobs could be at risk at Falkirk Council after the local authority looks to save £45 million over the next three years. The cuts may lead to 200 jobs being lost in this financial year, 300 the following year and another 200 in 2018/19 from a workforce of over 7239.

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Almost £1 million will be spent on upgrading works to 83 council houses across Falkirk. The work is expected to get underway over the summer and will involve replacing rendering and roofing at 36 properties in Bo’ness, 27 in Polmont and 20 Maddiston.

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John Finnie Independent MSP John Finnie has written to the chief executives of the six Highlands and Islands local authorities, urging them to follow the lead of Falkirk Council and invest a portion of their pension fund in building social and affordable housing.

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Almost 100 new homes are to be built in the Falkirk area in a move that will also provide an income for the local authority's pension fund. Members of Falkirk Council’s executive committee agreed to bring forward an Affordable Housing Grant to help fund new developments.

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