Public Meeting – October

Friday night’s meeting in Clay Cross Social Centre was attended by about 70 local residents concerned about impact of the proposed opencast scheme.

The meeting opened with a presentation outlining the campaign so far.


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A statement from Natascha Engel MP expressing her support was then read out.

The main speaker for the evening was Steve Leary, Co-ordinator of the Loose Anti Open cast Network.
He spoke about:

  • the planning process and the possible consequences of the Halton Lea Gate decision
  • The need for coal – Is coal really a mineral of national importance?

Click here to read the full text of his speech.

Our final speaker was Cllr Duncan Kerr from Bolsover who gave us some usefull thoughts about running a successful campaign.

The meeting concluded with contributions from the floor. These included worrying information about what had happened on the Biwater site and the legacy of broken promises.

A very informative and thought provoking evening.

Use the Have your say page to let everyone know your concerns about these open cast mining proposals.


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