Falkirk has embarked on a series of initiatives. In retail, a recent promotional event called ‘Social Saturday’ provided loyal customers and visitors with discounts. The event was successful in increasing sales and footfall and therefore another event is planned for the festive season. A continuing Townscape Heritage Initiative has also led to good things including exhibitions, school projects, artist in residence projects – all of which improve the look and feel of the town, instilling pride.
Working with Developing the Young Workforce and Falkirk High School, there’s also an ongoing project to design and showcase bringing Falkirk’s green spaces into the high street. Town centre WiFi is planned, and Falkirk now also has a great community resource in an Active Travel Hub where the team deliver workshops, maintenance, lead rides and e-bike hire, with pick up and drop offs in and around the town centre.