To meet the priorities of our Corporate Plan we have high level action plans to address our business as usual activity.

People

Reducing the impact of poverty on children and their families

Council of the Future Capability: One Council

High level actions Timescales
Reduce the stigma of living in poverty. 31 March 2024
Increase household income. 31 March 2024
Prioritise disadvantaged communities when it comes to designing and delivering services. 31 March 2024
Improve access to services for the most vulnerable within our area. 31 March 2024
Secure maximum available funding to improve the energy efficiency of homes within the Council area. 31 March 2024
Reduce holiday hunger and improve access to activities during school holidays. 31 March 2024
Ensure we understand what a basic standard of living is and have actions that support people to achieve this. 31 March 2024
Reduce the cost of the school day. 31 March 2024

Place

Working with communities to deliver better services

Council of the Future Capability: Enabled & Empowered Communities

High level actions Timescales
We will work with individuals to support them to build their core skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence. 31 March 2023
We will work with Community Justice Partners to develop and deliver Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan. 31 March 2023
We will further develop and embed self-evaluation and consultation to drive improvement. 31 March 2023

Growing the economy

Council of the Future Capability: Enabled & Empowered Communities

High level actions Timescales
Promote and deliver the Falkirk-Grangemouth Investment Zone to promote the area’s economy. Ongoing
Deliver the Falkirk Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) projects. Ongoing
Deliver Business Gateway activities to boost business growth. Ongoing
Deliver the Falkirk Economic Strategy and promote the work of the Falkirk Economic Partnership. Ongoing
Deliver the Falkirk Employability Strategy, operate training programmes and respond to changes in Welfare Reform and national skills development. Ongoing

Improving the neighbourhoods we live in

Council of the Future Capability: Enabled & Empowered Communities

High level actions Timescales
In collaboration with partners implement local flood protection schemes. The Grangemouth scheme is a local and national priority. Ongoing
Progress Local Development Plan 2. Ongoing
Maintain and enhance the areas open space and green networks. Ongoing
Maintain standards of environmental health, food inspection, trading activities and safety across communities. Ongoing

Promoting vibrant town centres

Council of the Future Capability: Enabled & Empowered Communities

High level actions Timescales
Review our approach to CCTV, safer streets etc. 31 December 2019
Regularise parking in town centres through the implementation decriminalised parking enforcement. Ongoing
Implement the Council’s Road Safety programme on a rolling basis. Ongoing
Establish and implement Town Centre Action Plans. Ongoing

Partnership

Empowering and enabling people to be self reliant

Council of the Future Capability: Enabled & Empowered Communities

High level actions Timescales
Work with services so that our communities will be supported to understand and celebrate the diversity of those who live, work and visit the area. 31 March 2020
Support the development of a new Local Outcome Improvement Plan for the Community Planning Partnership. 31 December 2020
Introduce a balanced scorecard and dashboard approach to performance management. 31 December 2019
Review of operational activity and budgets with a focus on maximising efficiency of processes and allocation of resources. 31 March 2024

Other savings

Deliver Business Gateway activities

Year 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Savings Total FTE Total
Savings £000 26 0 0 0 0 26 0

Promote the Falkirk-Grangemouth Investment Zone to upgrade the areas

Year 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Savings Total FTE Total
Savings £000 0 0 112 0 0 112 0

Regularise parking in town centres through the implementation decriminalised parking enforcement

Year 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Savings Total FTE Total
Savings £000 0 104 80 0 0 184 0

Deliver the Falkirk Employability Strategy, operate training programmes and respond to changes in Welfare Reform and national skills development

Year 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Savings Total FTE Total
Savings £000 57 110 63 63 84 377 6

Review of operational activity and budgets with a focus on maximising efficiency of processes and allocation of resources

Year 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Savings Total FTE Total
Savings £000 3,954 2,230 716 386 456 7,742 69.68

Total savings

Year 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Savings Total FTE Total
Savings £000 4,037 2,444 971 449 540 8,441 75.68