Gowkthrapple Organisation for Leisure and Development (GOLD) organise and coordinate a variety of leisure and development activities and services for the Gowkthrapple community, working to try and improve the quality of life for local residents as well as improving the local environment. We sometimes do this on our own but also often work in partnership with key organisations such as Police Scotland, NHS, North Lanarkshire Council and Garrion People's Housing Co-operative, Overtown Parish Church and the local schools.
Established in 2000, Getting Better Together is a community based health initiative that aims to promote the education, health and well-being of the local residents in North Lanarkshire through a range of activities. Our activities focus on community members taking an active part in improving their health and well-being. We have a community garden and a bike project where you can get involved as a volunteer.
Made4u in ML2 works with young people, individuals and families to help them to make their own positive lifestyle choices.
Wishawhill Wood Pumptrack is a new facility in the community developed by Socialtrack for people to practice their cycling, scooter and skateboard skills.
Greenhead Moss is a community nature park and is an easily accessible greenspace. It is a popular spot for bird watchers and dog walkers and there is a weekly conservation group.
Walking is a great form of exercise as it has so many health benefits. One way to increase the amount of walking you do is to join a local health walk group. Get Walking Lanarkshire run various health walks across the Wishaw locality, you can find the timetable at the link below. There's no need to book.
Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire's Locator tool has information about many community groups and activities, including green health. Find it here.
Volunteering: more information about local volunteering opportunities including outdoor ones can be found here.
Parks & recreation - getting out and about into your local parks can have a positive impact on your health and well being. Find out about your local park or nature reserve here.
North Lanarkshire Country Parks sometimes hold events that you can get involved with. Check out their facebook page for more information here.