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Labour Councillor’s Complaint Dismissed

The Admin of this site received the following complaint submitted through the host. An investigation has been completed and the conclusions published below. We are publishing this complaint and outcome of the enquiry so that people can draw their own … Continue reading

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TRIPLE WHAMMY FOR LOW PAID WORKERS FROM LOCAL LABOUR CANDIDATE

Falkirk East Labour candidate, Craig Martin has aimed a triple whammy to low paid workers with a raid on their pockets that is unprecedented in recent times. The Doctor of Chemistry who lives in the neighbouring Falkirk West Constituency spoke … Continue reading

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LABOUR COUNCILLORS OPPOSITION TO SNP’s BID TO EXTEND LIVING WAGE

Falkirk Council’s Labour/Tory administration has criticised, the SNP Government’s proposals that would see the Living Wage extended to the Private and Voluntary Sectors, dealing with Community Care. In a debate on whether or not to accept the finance package for … Continue reading

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SCHOOLS BEFORE COUNCIL HQ SAY SNP

The SNP has called on Falkirk Council’s ruling Labour / Conservative Coalition Administration to sort out the authority’s Education crisis caused by the terms of the PFI contract signed in 1998. The deal to fund the construction of four new … Continue reading

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MORATORIUM WILL BE PLACED ON UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION

The Scottish Government has today (8 October 2015) put in place a moratorium on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Scotland. This is separate to the existing moratorium on onshore unconventional oil and gas, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking) – and comes … Continue reading

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SNP Pledge To Fight Falkirk Library Closure And Relocation

Falkirk Council’s SNP Group has pledged to fight any proposal to close and relocate the iconic Falkirk Library in Hope Street. Alarm bells started to ring for the Nationalists when a report put before Falkirk Council indicated that the Falkirk … Continue reading

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When The Status Quo Is No Longer The Status Quo

Falkirk Labour Provost of Falkirk, Pat Reid put a whole new meaning to the term “status quo” when he used his casting vote to push through Labour’s controversial £25m new council headquarters. With the votes tied a 15 – 15  … Continue reading

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Same Old Labour As Lessons Fail To Be Learned

Anyone who thought that the Labour Party locally may have learned some lessons from recent drubbings would have been sorely disappointed by the antics of that party in the first Falkirk Council committee meeting this term. In a bad natured … Continue reading

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FIRST DAY IN THE COUNCIL FOR RECORD BREAKING COUNCILLOR

Hours after the declaration in Denny Primary School that saw SNP candidate, Paul Garner secure a record breaking 69.1% of the overall vote, the popular local activist was hard at work within the council dealing with complaints and enquiries he picked … Continue reading

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SNP SET NEW RECORDS IN DENNY & BANKNOCK BY-ELECTION

In a record breaking year a new record was set by the SNP in the by-election brought about by the election of John McNally to Westminster. Popular local candidate, Paul Garner secured a staggering 69.1% of the votes cast, 2576 … Continue reading

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