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Falkirk ( , ) is one of the 32 unitary authority council areas in Scotlandmarker. It borders onto North Lanarkshire to the south west, Stirling to the north west, West Lothianmarker to the south east and, across the Firth of Forthmarker to the north east, Fifemarker and Clackmannanshiremarker. The council area was formed on 1 April, 1996 from the exact boundaries of Falkirk District Council by way of the Local Government etc. Act 1994. Prior to 1975 the majority of the council area was part of the county of Stirlingshiremarker and a small part, namely Bo'nessmarker and Blacknessmarker, was part of the former county of West Lothianmarker.

From 2003–2007 the Council was led by an SNP/Independent coalition, but after the 2007 elections a Labour/Ind coalition of 16 councillors equalled the previous coalition's 16, so a pack of cards was cut. Labour's card was higher than the SNP's, and so control has now swung to the Labour Party. The new Labour leader of the new administration is Councillor Linda Gow.

Area Forums

The council area is further divided into six Area Forums which represent aggregations of both council wards and community council areas. Forums are usually held every eight weeks or so and their membership consists of all councillors representing the area, a representative from each community council, the local unit commander from Central Scotland Police and nominees from other local community groups.

Communities

Bo'ness Area Forum
*Blacknessmarker
*Bo'nessmarker


Braes Area Forum
*Avonbridgemarker
*Brightons
*California
*Laurieston
*Limerigg
*Maddiston
*Polmontmarker
*Redding
*Reddingmuirhead
*Rumford
*Shieldhill
*Slamannanmarker
*Standburn
*Wallacestonemarker
*Westquarter
*Whitecross


Denny, Bonnybridge & Banknock Area Forum
Falkirk towns
*Allandalemarker
*Banknockmarker
*Bonnybridgemarker
*Dennymarker
*Dennyloanhead
*Dunipacemarker
*Haggsmarker
*Longcroft


Falkirk Area Forum
*Bainsfordmarker
*Camelonmarker
*Falkirk marker
*Hallglen/Glen Village
*Tamfourhill
*Woodlandsmarker


Grangemouth Area Forum
*Grangemouthmarker
*Skinflats


Larbert & Stenhousemuir Area Forum
*Airthmarker
*Carron
*Carronshore
*Dunmore
*Larbertmarker
*Letham
*Stenhousemuirmarker


Council political composition

Party Councillors
Labour 14
Scottish National Party 13
Independent 3
Conservative 2


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