Larkhall Community Growers is a non profit making social enterprise whose main aim is to make a positive contribution to our community in the hope of enhancing the quality of life for local people. We operate the Hareleeshill Community Gardens, a lovely space to relax, socialise and get your hands dirty! Volunteers are at the garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am until 3.00pm. Contact us for further information about how to get involved.
We aim to protect and enhance the beauty of Bothwell Road park and help improve the existing facilities and resources. We hold regular clean up sessions and other events in the park and are always looking for volunteers to join in.
Helping Hands for Butterflies is a project from wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation. The project will support and train hundreds of new volunteers, who will be given the skills they need to identify and monitor the butterflies in their areas, and then go on to take practical action to enhance those populations.
There will be conservation events to create new wildflower meadows and maintain existing habitats and strongholds for butterflies, including two meadows in Hamilton and Blantyre.
If you're interested in getting involved in this project, please contact Anthony McCluskey at Butterfly Conservation on 01786 459811 or email: email@example.com
We are a volunteer group working to promote and develop this urban greenspace in Hamilton Town Centre for benefit of all. We ussually have a Spring/Summer and an Autumn event to which all are welcome. Previous examples include litter picks, wildflower seed sowing, spring bulb planting and bat walk. In addition local schools and nurseries regularly use glen for activities.
Clydesdale Community Initiative are running gardening groups in local hospital gardens where the focus is on growing vegetables for the hospital to use and to help support local food banks. As a volunteer you can be expected to be part of a friendly hard working team, discovering new skills and interests, and making a positive contribution to your community. This is an opportunity to meet new people and have fun, whilst giving you experience in ‘hands on work’ in a real working environment. The group meets at Kirklands Hospital on a Tuesday from 1.15pm - 3.15pm.
Please contact CCI to book a place on 01555 664 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a friendly and sociable group aiming to encourage an appreciation of all branches of natural history and related interests in geology. archaeology and history. We hold a programme of monthly winter meetings on Friday evenings at 7.30pm (October to April) with illustrated talks by invited speakers. We also run occasional short (1 hour) outdoor events near Hamilton, designed to let you practice and learn about the nature on your doorstep, with a cup of tea afterwards.
Blantyre is Bonnie – simple! Let's celebrate it and all it's awesomeness! And let's take action to make the bits better that could be more awesome!
We aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the 55+ community in the Larkhall and surrounding areas. The group mainly operates in and around Larkhall, Stonehouse, Ashgill and Netherburn.
We strive to provide services, activities and volunteering opportunities for members of the community. We have a walking group on a Tuesday and gardening group on a Wednesday, plus a wide range of other activities.
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 Hamilton locality, 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.