Cumbernauld Environmental Society was originally a sub-group of Cumbernauld Community Forum. With a wide number of Environmental issues in Cumbernauld, the work of the sub-group was beginning to take up a large section of Forum meetings.
Recognising this, both the chairman of the sub-group and the chairman of the Forum agreed that the Environmental sub-group should become a separate entity.
As a result, Cumbernauld Environmental Society held its first public meeting in March 2011. Under the leadership of Chairman Bobby Johnstone, former Landscape Manager of Cumbernauld Development Corporation, the Society continues to work hard on improving the landscape of Cumbernauld, in association with North Lanarkshire Council and other like-minded community groups and continues to have close links with the Cumbernauld Community Forum.
The Society previously co-ordinated Cumbernauld’s entry into the annual ‘Beautiful Scotland’ awards. In 2013 Cumbernauld was successful in the Small City category, bringing silverware to the town for the first time ever.
To find out about some of the projects undertaken by of the Society, have a look at the projects page.