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Falkirk secures £2m Heritage Lottery townscape funding

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May 16 2012

Falkirk secures £2m Heritage Lottery townscape funding
Falkirk has been awarded £2m by the Heritage Lottery Fund toward regenerating, repairing and giving new uses to buildings in its historic core.

The Townscape Heritage Initiative has Falkirk’s 140ft Town Steeple at its heart with vacant floorspace, formerly the towns prison cells, brought back into use.

In addition Kirk Wynd and Vicar Street will benefit from shop front improvements and the reinstatement of historic architectural details.

Colin McLean of the Heritage Lottery Fund said: “Investment like this goes well beyond the bricks and mortar of any building. THI schemes can really help turn local economies around, not only by improving how they look and feel, but by creating new jobs and training opportunities and encouraging visitors to the town.”

Rhona Geisler, Director of Development Services at Falkirk Council added: “The regeneration of Falkirk town centre is a major task.  It has a rich heritage and the local community has a real stake in its future.  There is a huge amount of work to do.”

2 Comments

Jose
#1 Posted by Jose on 16 May 2012 at 13:01 PM
polishing a rather stinky turd..

Good money after bad etc etc etc
John McKinney
#2 Posted by John McKinney on 17 May 2012 at 16:54 PM
Very good news but the council should build in a budget to ensure that regular maintenance is undertaken post completion of works to ensure the properties do not fall back into disrepair and need funding again in 20/30 years time.

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