Friends of Monklands Canal
An environment group set up to give the community of Coatbridge a safe environment to spend time outside, in the open air, in the surroundings and with the wildlife that has no costs attached. The main objective of the group is to clean up and help maintain an area of national beauty in Coatbridge, namely the Canal waterways, forest areas, walkways and cycle paths, and, in doing so, help the wellbeing and mental health of its members in the local community.
All the group’s work is identified and community lead. It has a Facebook group with over 2,100 community members who the group regularly consults and who are very vocal on their priorities for the Monkland Canal. The group has collected over 2,500 bags of mostly historic rubbish, that were untouched for years.