Seven Lochs Wetland Park is a large scale heritage and nature park spanning the Glasgow City / North Lanarkshire council boundary between Easterhouse, Coatbridge and Stepps. The Seven Lochs Conservation Volunteers meet every Friday to do practical habitat management work and wildlife surveys with the Seven Lochs Wetland Park area.Tasks will include hedge planting, building dams, wildlife surveys and digging ponds. All of the tasks improve green places for people and wildlife and are suitable for people of all levels of ability.
Coatbridge Community Orchard is located in the West End Park with more than 50 apple, pear, cherry and plum trees. The orchard is open regularly if you fancy a stroll and we have regular volunteer events and the occasional training session. Find us on facebook to see what is happening.
Parent Action for Safe Play (PASP) is an award-winning community organisation based in Coatbridge dedicated to developing and improving play, youth and sport services for local children and young people. We are run by the local community for the local community. At our Community Garden we can help you grow food from seed to harvest. We offer workshops and events to help you in the process as well as giving the free use of raised beds, a polytunnel, potting shed and tools.
The club was formed in the summer of 1985 by a few local people who were interested in hill-walking. At that time the walks were fairly informally organised and people travelled to the walks in cars. Nowadays we are organised into a proper club with a full elected committee. Our members consist of people from all walks of life ranging in age from 10 - 80. We run a 50 seater coach to all of our walks (which are always covered beforehand by the leaders), we have walks programmes which cover Scotland and northern England and cater for all levels of fitness. Monklands Ramblers also has an active social scene with dances, quiz nights and ten-pin bowling outings organised by the committee.
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 Coathill Hospital on a Thursday afternoon from 1.15pm - 3.15pm. Meet at the hospital entrance, Hospital St, Coatbridge, ML5 4DN
Please contact CCI to book a place on 01555 664 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Coatbridge 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.