The HELIX‘A new opportunity to unify communities across common ground to make connections and create a new green heart that provides a new identity for people and place, whilst celebrating the history, culture and unique identity of each of the neighbouring communities’
The vision• A place of delight with diverse habitats and rich in wildlife• A major visitor destination where people enjoy coming• A range of enterprises using use local materials
The Vision• Individuals and groups are confident and active in identifying the needs and aspirations of local people• Local communities and businesses are proud of the HELIX and that it embodies the ‘My Future’s in Falkirk’ message• A vehicle for training and employment
Greenspace• Quality Greenspace • Greenspace linking communities • Greenspace for health • Greenspace for wildlife / biodiversity • Greenspace for activity • Greenspace for events
Iconic• Kelpies – Feature Sculpture • Largest equine sculpture in the world • A new image for Falkirk • A sister project to the Falkirk Wheel • A new destination for visitors • A special place for residents
Inspired communities• Routes to Creativity will connect with people to…..• Generate creative and business opportunities• Use creative expression, participation and learning• Fun, enjoyment and happiness• Care and understanding of heritage
Healthier Communities• Routes to Health ………and citizens who are• more active, with more opportunities for healthier lifestyles• Learning about the environment and• Supported to take on a stewardship role
Stronger Communities• Routes to Influence will have a key role for young people in connecting generations and creating future opportunities• Increased community confidence, access and a voice for all• Empowered, cohesive and proud communities• Support HELIX Futures
The HELIX offers• New levels of involvement and influence• New directions to connect with creative excellence• New forms of land management, stewardship and empowerment• New purpose for volunteering and mentoring• New ways to develop healthier• lifestyles
Our Project• Our local group will work alongside artists, landscape architects and engineers to create two Sentinels for the Helix.• They will also take part in other creative programmes which will enhance their understanding, and ownership, of both the Sentinels and the wider Helix landscape.
• The public art programme will start with the creation of a Sentinel in the north part of the site.• The community group will be supported to select an artist who will work with them to create a Sentinel using landform to raise the flat landscape so that they can view the wider area.• The group will make sure that the local heritage of the area is incorporated into the landform sentinel and will work with the artists to develop their ideas.