Getting Alongside Communities – Carbrain, North Lanarkshire

A bit about Carbrain, North Lanarkshire

Carbrain is a neighbourhood in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire in Scotland. Cumbernauld is one of Scotland’s best-known New Towns and was created in the 1950s as a population overspill for Glasgow.

Construction of Cumbernauld began in 1963 with most areas of Carbrain being considered as highly desirable and were inhabited by the early 1970s. Cumbernauld’s town centre was regenerated in the 1990s and includes what is now accepted as Britain’s first shopping centre and the world’s first multi-level covered town centre.

This has since been expanded with the addition of the Antonine Shopping Centre, providing a large variety of shops. Access to the town centre from Carbrain is via footpaths and underpasses as it was designed around pedestrians and as such has paths intertwining amongst its many streets. Practically, this makes it possible to get from one part of Carbrain to another using only footpaths so that pedestrians never have to walk alongside or cross a busy road.

What’s been happening?

We have been in Carbrain since September 2018 and have been busy listening and getting to know the community first and foremost as well as networking with partners and service providers in the local area.

How can you get involved?

You can find contact details for the Carbrain Community Co-ordinator on this page. Please get in touch, as we’re keen to get to know the wider community. You might like to tell us about changes you’d like to bring about, or if you represent a group or organisation, how we could work together

We asked Shazia what one of her favourite things about Carbrain is so far, and she said…

I have met people in Carbrain who are passionate about making a positive difference in their local community and have so many good ideas going forward. I am excited about working them and connecting with others more widely to help them change these great ideas into actions.

You can find out a bit more about Shazia here


Community Co-ordinator Contact Details:
Shazia Riaz
07597 660 295

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