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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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What it means for West Cumbria

  • Generating local growth and investment

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Opening a mine brings great opportunities for a local community.  These opportunities include direct employment, benefits for local suppliers, skills training for young people and even improved infrastructure such as transportation.

A study in America* showed that a coal mine with 300 employees indirectly creates at least twice as many jobs in the region as employees have more disposable income than previously, which impacts on local spending with retail, leisure, construction etc. As with any change to a local area, there may be decisions that might not suit every individual, but it is our intention to develop a mine which brings significant benefits that the whole community can enjoy for many years to come.

View the menu to the left to find out specific information on what the mine will bring in terms of jobs and employment as well as how we will be managing the environmental impact, delivering on our health and safety responsibilities and how to become a supplier.

 

* The Economic Contributions of US Mining 2011 – Published 2013 National Mining Association

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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.