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Stoneywood Community Projects

Stoneywood Community Projects is a social enterprise offering services to organisations, charities and individuals in the Falkirk District who need property maintenance work carried out. They undertake all types of work including painting, landscaping, grass/hedge cutting or general garden tidy ups. All they ask in return is a donation towards the work group.

The projects originate from a small group of 3 clients who were individually supported by Stoneywood Care Services. This group were originally set up to maintain the grounds around the residential buildings where they lived. This work offered the opportunity to learn new skills in horticulture and landscaping as well as giving them a more structured weekly timetable of activites.

Such was the success of this group, we discussed with the group whether they would like to do more work in the local community. Initial contact was made with the Community Green Initiative group who are a local environmental organisation tackling re-generation projects on wasteland around the Denny area. The success of the group quickly led to more clients being referred and more offers of projects from external agencies coming in as well as individuals contacting us through word of mouth to undertake various maintenance projects ranging from painting and decorating, landscaping, garden tidy ups and wasteland regeneration projects.

  • PAINTING – Internal and external painting of houses as well as industrial buildings have all been undertaken and completed.
  • DECORATING – Wallpapering in the home from small bedrooms to halls and dining rooms.
  • LANDSCAPING – From laying slabs, fence building, drainage, edging, laying new lawns, creating new gardens, constructing raised beds and laying artificial lawns.
  • HORTICULTURE – Planting out gardens and borders, garden regeneration, general tidy ups, grass cutting and strimming.
  • CARPET CLEANING – We have recently purchased an industrial carpet cleaner suitable for domestic and office cleaning. We can also clean fabric sofas and chairs.
  • JOINERY – We undertake all types of work around the home hanging new doors, skirting, shelves etc.
  • PRESSURE WASHING – We offer a full service including brickwork, monoblocking, car and caravan cleaning. We also jet wash house brickwork and roughcasting.


Further reading

This project is part of Green & Blue Futures Helix Social Enterprise Zone, managed by the Helix Social Enterprise Zone Partnership.