Scotland politics

Falkirk Council

  • The population of the council area stood at 152,480 in 2009 and the authority employs about 7,400 full and part-time workers.
  • The council's budget stands at about £340m.
  • Falkirk Councilboasts that it has a level D Council tax of £1,070 for 2012/13 which remains the second lowest in mainland Scotland.
  • Four years ago thegreen light was givenfor work to be started on a £5.2m flood prevention scheme for Bo'ness protecting up to 300 homes and commercial properties at risk.
  • Attractions in and around Falkirk include the Falkirk Wheel, Callendar House and Park and remnants of the Antonine Wall.
  • There are nine multi-member wards on Falkirk Council, electing 32 councillors.
  • The local authority's administrative base is in the central lowlands town of Falkirk.

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