Fallin Community Enterprises
Fallin Community Enterprises is a non profit organisation and a charity, established in July 2005. The company has evolved from the Fallin Futures Community group and aims to drive forward the social, economic and environmental regeneration of the village.
In line with these objectives the organisation established a bicycle recycling service known as Recyke-a-bike in June 2006 which is helping to reduce the impact of waste on the environment as well as providing employment and training opportunities within the Fallin area. The project reconditions donated and waste bicycles and then sells them on to members of the community at a low cost as well as providing a bicycle maintenance and repair service.
• PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Develop a local, community based reuse project thereby reducing the impact of waste on the environment.
• EMPLOYMENT / TRAINING
Provide employment and training opportunities within Fallin and other regeneration areas.
• HEALTH & FITNESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Promote cycling as a worthwhile and healthy activity.
Some fact and figures
- Fallin Community Enterprises, Board – the majority of the representatives on the Board are Fallin based. Stirling Bike Club and Stirling Council are also represented on our board and provide valuable support to the project.
- Employees – 4 f/t employees and 1 p/t employee (3 of whom are Fallin based).
- Stirling Council, Clackmannan Council & Falkirk Council Waste Departments – collection of bicycles for recycling at their Civic Amenity sites.
- Community Planning Partnership – who helped fund the Workshop Supervisor over 3 years.
- Coalfields Regeneration Trust - who helped fund the Mechanic & Apprentice Mechanic roles.
- Compass for Life – run one successful training programme for young unemployed people for a 6 week period in bicycle maintenance & repair, with further programmes expected in the future.
- Employability Stirling – enabling vulnerable adults with learning difficulties to volunteer and learn new skills.
- New Deal – currently have 2 local volunteers for a 12 week period, with potential for more in future.
- Open Door (mental health organisation) – had one person in 2006 working on a volunteer basis.
- Stirling Council, Criminal Justice Department – one volunteer has helped us distribute leaflets and strip down bikes.
- Glenochil Prison – programme starting in 2007 whereby 20 bikes will be delivered to the prison each fortnight for repair, all of which we will sell on.
- Stirling Council Community Development Fund – grant to help fund the van.
- Active Stirling – ongoing discussions are being held regarding a health, fitness & education programme.
- Polmaise Community Council and Fallin Futures - both of whom have sent in letters of support to the project.
For further info', contact;
Here's how to get in touch with us:
Mail: Unit 3 Polmaise Park, Fallin, Stirling, FK7 7JH
Tel: 01786 818059
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