FVC on the right path for sustainable travel

Smarter Choices

FVC on the right path for sustainable travel

An event to celebrate the success of the Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open fund - Paths for All – will be held at Forth Valley College's Falkirk Campus on Wednesday 5 June from 10.30-12.30.

The event will highlight the first year of the initiative and also to develop further partnership working and ideas with a view to building on that success. Workshops, presentations and idea development sessions will form a major part of the day.

The following projects will be represented on the day:

  • Paths for All
  • Forth Valley College
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • Falkirk Council
  • Forth Environment Link
  • Braveheart
  • Transition Linlithgow
  • Clackmannan Development Trust
  • Lornshill Academy
  • Fallin Community Enterprises/Recykeabike
  • University of Stirling
  • Tryst Community Sports Hub
  • Avonbridge and Standburn Community Council
  • Clackmannshire 3rd Sector Interface

Cycling Scotland and Cycling UK’s local officers who work with community groups will have an interest in tying in with the partnership discussions.

Pauline Donaldson, FVC’s Soft Services and Sustainability Coordinator, said: “We are delighted that Paths for All have asked FVC to host their event and are really looking forward to helping to celebrate the excellent work that has been carried out so far and look forward to working with Paths For All in the future.”

Graham McQueen, Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open-Fund Senior Development Officer, said: “The Smarter Choices Smarter Places fund has been in existence for just over a year and we have allocated £2million to projects that encourage people to travel more sustainably. We are delighted to be celebrating this success at Forth Valley College as there are some fantastic projects in the Forth Valley including FVC’s own Active Travel project. 

“We hope that by bringing all the projects in the area together at the college we can support and develop new ideas and partnerships between organisations in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa, with a view to the future applications that will get the people of the Forth Valley travelling sustainably.

“Transport Scotland have also recently confirmed there will be a further £2million available for 2019-20.”

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