Month: June 2017

FUNDING AWARDED FOR ACTIVE TRAVEL AND LOW-CARBON VEHICLE HUBS IN FALKIRK

Falkirk Council has been awarded funding to develop an active travel hub in the town centre and a low-carbon vehicle hub at the town’s football stadium. The Healthier Greener Falkirk project is one of five successful bids across Scotland that…

CONSULTATION ON BEST WAY TO SUPPORT CHILD WITNESSES

Views are being sought on the best way to spare child witnesses from having to give evidence during criminal trials. Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson is encouraging people to share their opinions on how a model for pre-recording evidence could…

MSP WELCOMES REASSURING NEWS ON BUILDING AND FIRE SAFETY

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has praised the good progress that’s being made by a ministerial working group to review building and fire safety regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Checks so far by local authorities, including…

£2.85MILLION INVESTMENT TO CUT WAITING TIMES FOR CANCER PATIENTS

NHS Forth Valley will receive a share of £2.85million funding to help improve cancer services so that patients are seen more quickly. The cash will be directed to health boards across Scotland to reduce waiting times, with a particular focus…