Falkirk Council Agenda - 30 September 2013, 16:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 16:00 on 30 September 2013.

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(a)Meeting requisitioned by Councillors Alexander, Bird, Carleschi, Coleman, McCabe, Meiklejohn, Oliver and Turner.

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in any item of business at the meeting, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of the interest.
(a)Support to Families

This Council has expressed a desire to address the challenges of poverty and inequality in our area in order to make our area a more equitable place to live. This Council instructs officers to submit a report on the range of measures which can be taken to support and assist asymmetric family units to the next Council meeting of 11 December. View Papers
(b)Social Enterprise

In parallel with the Council's stated commitment to examining innovative and transformational change, Council instructs officers to bring a report on measures which can be employed in strengthening the local development of the micro-societal compact to the next full Council meeting.
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(c)Economic Development

Recent and continuing economic uncertainty is a challenge to our long term vision for a thriving and prosperous future for our communities. Council instructs officers to bring a report on the underpinning, continuance and capacities of local commercial transactions and undertakings to the 11 December Council meeting. View Papers
(d)Support Strategies for Town Centre Festivities

As local councillor for the Denny/Banknock Ward I have been approached at various times with proposals to encourage footfall in the town centres within my ward.


The Council instruct officers to compile a report identifying all requirements to facilitate a speedy turn-around on licensing applications for promotional events; fun days and fairs within the environs of our town centres. This report should identify and include pre-ordained sites within all district town centres vicinities where promotional/entertainment festivities will be actively encouraged.
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(e)Conflict Resolution and Asset Decline Management

With Alexander Dennis currently on strike; threatened strike action at Ineos; and the potential closure of Ineos making front page news, it is a deeply worrying time for the Falkirk Council area.


Council recognise the precarious nature of 2 of our major employers in the region. Council officers be instructed to update the emergency procedures in place to deal with a substantial employment loss. Officers will also provide a report on Council on the mechanisms in place to manage any major asset decline with recommendations as to how this is: a) prevented b) managed.
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(f)Systems Choke

An attempt has been made to streamline Council's Decision Making Structures with debatable success. It is recognised that Council developments are also in need of drastic overhaul.


Council officers are requested to carry out a forensic investigation into the development process involved in the redevelopment of the old Denny Police Station for social housing. The report should include all documentation generated by the project from its inception including drawings; specifications; letters/e-mails of officers involved in the project; fees approvals; Council minutes and agenda discussions. The report will identify areas of "system choke" where the process has been hindered, and will offer possible solutions.
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