Leek CSOB Football Club approached Falco to see if they could assist in the donation of two new shelters to be used as sports dugouts at their new home at the John Pointon Sports and Recreation facility at Pointon Park, Cheddleton.
Last week saw the UK wide cycle hire scheme ‘Bike & Go’s’ first anniversary celebration. Held at Blundellsands & Crosby Railway Station in Sefton, Merseyside where the latest scheme launch went live, the event commenced with coffee and a home made cycling themed cake which featured a Bike and Go bike! Kaj Mook, Bike & Go Director, made an excellent speech regarding the scheme and uptake of cycle hire in general across the UK. Afterwards on a very sunny day, the guests were invited on a Bike & Go bike ride around the local area with a look at the Antony Gormley statues on Crosby beach.
Two members of the Falco team are celebrating over 20 years service within the cycle parking and street furniture industry! Managing Director, Jeremy Green, presented the long service awards and champagne at a presentation morning last Friday.
Falco has manufactured, supplied and installed a futuristic space shuttle style bench with solar powered LEDs to commemorate the first Dutch astronaut - Wubbo Johannes Ockels. Wubbo was born in Almelo, Netherlands, in March 1946 and participated in a flight on a space shuttle (STS-61-A) in 1985, making him the first Dutch citizen in space!
Last month Falco attended the Bike Week 2014 conference at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Hyde Park Gate in London. Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event for the second year running and provides a catalyst for encouraging people to use pedal power.
A Pocket Park (sometimes referred to as ‘Parklets’ or ‘Mini Park’) is an European concept aimed at bringing park-like features to urban areas such as towns and cities. These are usually small and bespoke and designed to fit in unexpected areas such as car parking spaces. A Pocket Park is effectively a scaled down version of a park, incorporating a number of key features such as cycle parking, seating, planters, trees and flowers. Although Pocket Parks are usually no larger than a few car parking spaces, they can however be designed to meet any bespoke shape or size and can accommodate a wide range of park or garden features. Pocket Parks are becoming increasingly popular in higher density areas where the lack of greenery and outdoor seating areas are virtually none existent.
Follow Falco’s Pinterest page and see some of the innovative and inspiring products that we are designing, manufacturing and installing right now! Our page is full of unique and creative ideas that you can use to accentuate your street furniture, cycle parking or canopy design scheme.
Falco has donated a number of tools and equipment for the ‘Together for Zambia’ project, which focuses on young people living in Zambia who want to learn a trade in fabrication. Around half of Zambians are unemployed with more than 85% considered to be living below the poverty line.