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Falkirk Herald Edits Opposition Motion To Make It Fit

Falkirk Council’s former Independent Councillor, Billy Buchanan has been conspicuous by his absence this past ten years but with his return to the opposition benches he is now back amongst the whacky motions. For the recent meeting of the Falkirk … Continue reading

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Recognition For Falkirk SNP Group Leader

The impact Falkirk North and SNP Leader of Falkirk Council  has made in a very short period of time was recognised by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, (COSLA) SNP Group at the first meeting of the new session on … Continue reading

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Labour Put Tories In Key Boards Covering, Amongst Others The Environment, Fire & Police In Place of SNP

Falkirk Council’s Labour Group led by Dennis Goldie, moved to send two Tory Councillors to represent the council on COSLA’’s influential Environment and Economy Board and Board for Community Wellbeing that includes services such as Fire and Police. These posts … Continue reading

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LABOUR REBUFF SNP OLIVE BRANCH

Falkirk Council’s SNP Group Leader, Cllr Cecil Meiklejohn has reacted with disappointment at the rebuff from the council’s Labour Group to a power sharing option proposed by the Nationalists. The SNP chief had sought talks with the council’s Labour leaders … Continue reading

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SNP Team For Falkirk Council Elections Named

Women are to the fore in the SNP team for the May 4 poll for Falkirk Council with 8 female candidates from a total of 15 for the 9 wards to be contested under the Single Transferable Votes (STV) system … Continue reading

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Labour And Tories in Council Budget Shambles

At Falkirk Council’s Budget Meeting outgoing leader, Craig Martin, could not resist adopting the speech he had regurgitated the previous six years. It starts with a six month campaign to build up the bleakest position imaginable on the horizon with … Continue reading

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BO’NESS SNP CALL ON FALKIRK COUNCIL TO REVERSE DECISION

The Bo’ness Branch of the Scottish National Party (SNP) have called on the Labour-led administration at Falkirk Council to reverse their decision to close the local One Stop Shop. With news that the closure is likely to take effect before … Continue reading

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SNP Delight At Labour & Tory U—Turn On Garden Aid

As predicted the Labour / Tory Coalition running Falkirk Council has performed a significant and highly embarrassing u-turn and reinstated the Garden Aid Scheme for elderly and disabled applicants’ only weeks after withdrawing the budget for the service. This comes … Continue reading

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Matheson & MacDonald Welcome Senior Labour Councillor’s Intervention In Election Campaign

SNP candidates for the Falkirk West and Falkirk East Constituencies, Michael Matheson and Angus McDonald, have welcomed the intervention into the election campaign by senior Labour Councillor, Dennis Goldie. Speaking in a debate within Falkirk Council Mr Goldie, appeared to … Continue reading

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Labour & Tories To Perform Humiliating U-Turn On Garden Aid

It appears that only eight weeks after voting to end the Garden Aid Service to elderly and disabled applicants the Labour / Tory coalition running Falkirk Council are about to perform a spectacular u-turn and reintroduce a version of the … Continue reading

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