North Lanarkshire has many strengths, including:
A prime location for local businesses and people, with affordable land and housing
Excellent employability support
Access to valued green, leisure and visitor resources (including Strathclyde Country Park, Drumpellier Country Park, Palacerigg Country Park, Kilsyth Hills and the Forth and Clyde Cana)
Many excellent public services
A rich and diverse Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) providing cost-effective support and services
Supportive and caring communities with a strong volunteering culture
North Lanarkshire’s people live in eight towns as
well as many villages and smaller settlements.
These are clustered into the following nine
Long-term pressure on public sector budgets, the COVID-19 pandemic and current high levels of inflation are making it more difficult to reduce deprivation and improve health in North Lanarkshire. However, there is a strong commitment across the public, CVS, and business
sectors to work together to improve quality of life, wellbeing, equality and environmental sustainability
North Lanarkshire’s Communities
North Lanarkshire’s people live in eight towns, many villages and smaller settlements, clustered into the following nine localities:
- Northern Corridor
Each of these localities are supported by:
- A Community Board, supporting residents, CVS organisations (including Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire) and staff from public bodies to make decisions about the local area.
- A Local Outcome Improvement Plan
- A local profile providing key information about each area
- Local Facebook and Twitter accounts
North Lanarkshire Organisations
North Lanarkshire’s people and communities are supported by a large number of CVS, public sector, and business organisations.
The Plan for North Lanarkshire
The Plan for North Lanarkshire is the strategic plan for the area, setting out shared priorities and porposed actions around five ambitions:
Improve economic opportunities and outcomes
Support all children and young people to realise their full potential
Improve the health and wellbeing of our communities
Enhance participation, capacity and empowerment across our communities
Improve North Lanarkshire’s resource base
Delivery of the Plan for North Lanarkshire is supported by all the sectors and organisations listed in the section above, which work together through the North Lanarkshire (Community Planning) Partnership and other partnerships.