CamGlen Bike Town initiative works with a range of organisations and local people to improve the infrastructure for cycling, to provide a range of training and support for people to cycle, and also provide a place for people to have their bike fixed and maintained at a reasonable cost. It is part of the Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust family of projects improving the health and wellbeing of people in Rutherglen & Cambuslang.
Grow 73 is an environmental charity aiming to help people of all ages and abilities to grow their own produce, learn how to lead more sustainable lives and support local biodiversity. Through shared gardening activities, environmental improvements and events we aim to improve the health and well-being of our community and make Rutherglen the place to be!
Our group of volunteers meet every Monday morning from 10am until 11.30am/12pm approx. Please come along and join in – no gardening experience or equipment required (just bring gardening gloves)! Like their facebook page to be kept up to date with their Monday gardening sessions.
Friends of Overtoun Park is a voluntary community group. They aim to improve the facilities in the park and to encourage more people to visit the park by hosting events and family fun days. Activities include walks for children, park clear ups and a Jog Scotland running group.
Project 31 is an innovative, dynamic organisation working with children, families and young volunteers in Cambuslang and Rutherglen. We deliver a range of arts, sports, play, leisure and outdoor learning activities and love working in the fresh air! Our sessions include Wee Walk, Out and About, Pop Up Play, Holiday Programmes, Forest School for Kids and Forest School for Families. All our activities are free of charge and take place in local parks, woods and green spaces.
Welcome to Friends of Cambuslang Park. Our purpose, as set out in our constitution, is:-
a) To support the development of Cambuslang Park and to promote the benefits of the park as a valuable community asset.
b) To research and promote the history of the park and the history and heritage of the local area and community.
As we say on our bookmark, "Working together to improve and encourage the use of Cambuslang Park" As you can see from our website, we have an annual programme of events, mostly held in the park. The Friends work in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council. The Council owns and maintains the park, which includes sports pitches.
R:evolve Recycle is the latest project to be brought to you by LEAP. Servicing Cambuslang and Rutherglen, this innovative intergenerational project aims to cut C02e and waste by offering a range of services and activities which prolong the life of clothes and textiles. We offer creative and exciting volunteering opportunities by sharing the 'make do and mend' and textile skills of older people with families and children in the local community.
Clear out your cupboards and swap your old unwanted, ill fitting clothes for something more relevant at our swap shop or join a range of educational crafty workshops.
Healthy & Happy are pleased to share their Our Place website. This website highlights the tremendous amount of activity going on in the locality and details how people can get involved.
The Map is now live and can be accessed by clicking on the address below. Please let us know if you would like any further information included and we hope you enjoy browsing.
Since 1992, LEAP (Lightburn Elderly Association Project) has run a successful programme of activities and classes for over 50s in Cambuslang and Rutherglen, and we are currently developing these in other parts of South Lanarkshire.
One of our most popular current activities is our walking group. The group meets fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon at the Halfway library and travels by coach to a range of destinations. Recent trips have included New Lanark, Port Glasgow, Strathclyde Country Park, and a walk from Strathaven to Sandford. Each walk has both a short route of about a mile which takes around thirty minutes to complete, and a longer route of up to four miles lasting an hour and a half for those who want to get a bit more exercise. All routes are also planned so that participants have time to visit the nearest local tea room for a cuppa and a blether!
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and attendees must ensure that they register with LEAP office in advance of attending.
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 Cambuslang and Rutherglen, you can find the timetable at the link below. There's no need to book.
South Lanarkshire Countryside Ranger team and their partners have regular events you can get involved with. Find out more here.
VASLan's Locator tool has information about many community groups and activities, including green health plus a What's On calendar. Find it here.
Volunteering: more information about local volunteering opportunities including outdoor ones can be found here.
Getting out & about in South Lanarkshire - information about everything from allotments to wildflowers 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 here.