Is Falkirk Council All Set to Transform?
A major shake-up in the structure of Falkirk Council will be introduced over the next two years.
Chief executive Kenneth Lawrie said the changes he was proposing are about making the best use of the council’s resources as it leads the area’s recovery from the pandemic while facing huge financial challenges.
He said: “We must use every opportunity to change and transform what we do and how we do it, both to support our communities and businesses, and also to assist with the financial challenges.”
As part of the changes, Falkirk Community Trust services will be split up and divided among the directorates, although details of how this will work have still to be discussed.
He told councillors that the directorate is leading major projects – worth over £1 billion – across Falkirk, including new road projects; Grangemouth flood prevention scheme; and new Council headquarters and arts centre.
To make this easier, he proposed creating a team called Invest Falkirk, which would oversee all of these projects.
Council leader Cecil Meiklejohn supported the chief executive’s proposals.