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West Cumbria Mining announces dates for next community update event

West Cumbria Mining will be hosting its next community update event at Haig Museum on the 6th and 7th December 2017.

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What will it mean for the people of West Cumbria

  • West Cumbria Mining aims to be a ‘good neighbour’

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For the people who live in Whitehaven and the surrounding areas there will be excellent opportunities for those who successfully gain employment at the mine.  In addition, local businesses could benefit by becoming suppliers to WCM.

When fully operational, the mine will employ a workforce of over 500 people.  Our aim is at least 80 percent of these roles will be filled by local people. Opportunities range from employment for those with previous mining experience to school leavers looking for a place on our apprenticeship scheme.

Throughout the life of the mine we believe people will benefit from long-term employment and valuable training.

You can find out more about the types of jobs available, above and below ground, here

We are also planning to create a new public open green space, which will include a new footpath to connect High Road to the coastal path.  This will be planted with local trees and shrubs to encourage biodiversity and maintained by WCM to ensure it remains usable and attractive for years to come.

In addition to the existing Copeland Community Fund, we will be creating our own community fund to support local charities and organisations with projects that echo our desire to promote health and well-being, local amenities such as footpaths and cycleways and we are also working on a plan to secure the future of the old Haig Mining Museum building.

The mine will provide an opportunity for visitors to the area, walkers, climbers etc. to see a thriving community and a business supporting local initiatives.

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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.

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

Latest News & Events

West Cumbria Mining

West Cumbria Mining announces dates for next community update event

West Cumbria Mining will be hosting its next community update event at Haig Museum on the 6th and 7th December 2017.