Falkirk Council is a unitary authority, covering 112 square miles. It has a population of just under 150,000 and extends from Banknock in the west to Blackness in the east and from South Alloa in the North as far as Limerigg in the south. There are thirty-two members elected to Falkirk Council, covering 9 wards.
The area contains varied countryside, including areas of considerable landscape quality. It also contains the port of Grangemouth and depends for its prosperity on a broad industrial base which includes sizeable industrial areas in Falkirk and Grangemouth.
Falkirk Council’s aim is to improve the quality of life for local people by working with all communities, sectors and groups to deliver high quality services which are accessible, accountable, responsive and provide value for money.
My Future’s in Falkirk is an innovative 10 year regeneration initiative, which is a partnership of Falkirk Council, Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley and BP. It is transforming Falkirk and the surrounding area into a thriving, diverse modern economy that attracts businesses and visitors into the area and provides jobs for local people.
Projects within My Future’s in Falkirk fall into four key themes; developing new technologies, creating capacity for business growth, exploiting physical and digital connections to the world and living, working and visiting Falkirk
Falkirk in Europe
Falkirk Council actively engages in Europe in a number of ways. Twinning agreements are in place with Odenwald, Germany and Creteil, France, which encourage activities such as exchanges and sharing of best practice. Through ARION and Comenius, links are also in place with Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania and Poland. The Council has an acknowledged track record of successfully running European Funded projects, which adds value to local projects for example the My Future’s in Falkirk initiative is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
For further information please see Falkirk Council – European funding.