Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Walk of proposed opencast site

The good folks from the NO OPENCAST TODAY OR TOMORROW campaign have invited us along to walk the site that U:K coal are planning to destroy with a surface mining 'development'. This walk will outline the site that U:K coal plan to mine and we should hopefully see some of the wildlife that is under threat. Lunch will be provided in the community centre after the walk.
When: Sunday 18th Jan
Where: 9.45am Dipton community centre http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl Why: why not?
The n.o.t.t campaign has fought a long battle with U:K coal to stop the open casting of the Derwent valley. The political climate is currently in favour of coal extraction at any cost community, ecology,climate.The application is due to be heard around April by Durham/Derwentside county council. Please help stop the needless destruction of the Pont valley sign the on-line petition at www.pontvalley.net or even better write to county hall but best of all get out on the walk this coming Sunday. Please forward this mail to publicise this

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Big thanks to everyone for a very interesting walk in the frost and the sun showing the huge amount of mining archaeology that UK Coal want to open cast.
If it was a stately home they wouldn't try to destroy it but because it is part of our working class history it has no value to them!
Thank you also for the lovely soup and cake from the community centre and the walk leaflets.