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You’re Invited – Public Open Days, June 2017

WCM will be hosting three public open days in our offices at Haig Museum:

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 10am-4pm

All members of the public are invited to come along to view the final design plans for the mine and related buildings.

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Comments from previous events

  • Sharing views and discussing options

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We have been really pleased with the number of people who have attended our information events.

These events are organised so we can update local people on our progress and, crucially, to provide opportunities for interested parties to give feedback and comments.

The feedback for the Project has been very positive to date, with the majority of respondents (97% of those attending the October 2016 events) saying they have no concerns about the possibility of the new mine being constructed. Most people (97%) also thought that the Project would offer exciting prospects for the local community and agreed that it would bring both jobs and growth to the local area. 94% of the respondents agreed that the works to date have had minimal impacts on their lives and that they did feel that steps were being taken to minimise any negative impacts on them. 95% were also satisfied that they knew what was going to happen next with the Project.

Some comments received via feedback forms from the October 2016 public events:

Exciting plans for local area

Everything was answered by the staff I spoke to. Exciting times ahead for West Cumbria

Concerned about impact on A595 by extra traffic

Very informative and interesting. Very impressed. Optimistic about the future for the people and the area

I would like to see the construction and digging/boring out of the drift. I am very much interested in mining and think it’s fantastic we can now continue coal mining in Whitehaven.

A hope that future/modern developments will perpetuate heritage of mining in West Cumbria, eg Haig Museum and WCM visitor centre

 

We’d love to hear from you

Please get in touch with any questions or comments relating to the progress of the mine.

You can also email us to say you’d like to sign up to receive our newsletter which will give you the updates straight to your inbox.

Click here to contact us

We won’t share your data with anyone else – see our privacy policy for more details.

Latest News & Events

You’re Invited – Public Open Days, June 2017

WCM will be hosting three public open days in our offices at Haig Museum:

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 10am-4pm

All members of the public are invited to come along to view the final design plans for the mine and related buildings.