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Community projects

Community is important to us.

Local people in the Falkirk area are making the most of The Helix resources, by getting involved in local community projects. Likewise, The Helix relies on volunteer groups all around Falkirk and the surrounding areas to promote our culture. Take a look at what our community projects have achieved so far.

The Helix Beekeepers are a group of committed volunteers, with the goal of boosting the populations of honeybees across The Helix Communities. They also offer advice on helping other bee species. Ben, Sustainability Officer

Beekeeping

The Helix Beekeepers are an association of trained volunteers promoting beekeeping in the Falkirk area. Their goal is to boost populations across Falkirk, through training of new beekeepers, education of local groups and schools and generally being helpful to all bees, such is the importance of bees to the environment.

Lower Braes Woodland Project

The Lower Braes Woodland Project is a new initiative to engage local people with nature. Sites include Westquarter Glen and Falkirk South (part of Urban Warriors Falkirk).

Developed by members of the former Westquarter Wildlife Group, Lower Braes Community Council, the Urban Warriors team of volunteers and more, the Lower Braes Woodland Project is a community group with the intention of working together to develop a space for people in the area to discover and explore nature and get wild in the Falkirk area.

The motto of the Lower Braes Woodland Project is 'People Come Together in Peace and Harmony'. The Glen is a place for everyone, and the Project is looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Litter picks
  • Painting railings and bridges
  • Paths maintenance
  • Leaf sweeps
  • Community planting and much more

If you'd like to learn more about helping out with the LBWP, take a look at the LBWP Facebook page.

Meet The Species

The Helix helped co-ordinate a series of local accredited 'Meet The Species' events in Summer 2012 as part of the London Olympics.

Abbotshaugh Sentinel Community Project

Artist Jephson Robb worked closely with the residents of Langlees and Bainsford to deliver and artwork that will contribute to connecting and healing the community.

Bainsford Reminiscence and Heritage Group

The aim of the Bainsford Reminiscence and Heritage Group (BRaHG) is to preserve the past whilst inspiring future change as part of The Helix. The group serves to chart the history of the Bainsford area.