Banks Mining held a series of community workshop meetings , which will allowed them to incorporate the communities ideas into the plans for the Highthorn project.

Independent Facilitator – Mary Coyle MBE DL

To enable open and productive discussion, the workshops will be chaired by an independent facilitator Mary Coyle. Mary has spent most of her career in the voluntary sector, including a crime prevention charity and a leadership development organisation that enables leaders from all sectors to become active citizens in society.

Using her facilitation skills she has developed a portfolio of no-executive positions and other trustee and board positions in various organisation, largely due to her advanced communication and enablement skills, which will greatly assist in the running of the workshops.

Workshop details

Workshop 1 – 19th January 2015 from 6.30pm-8.30pm  at Widdrington Community Centre

Workshop 1 – Agenda

Workshop 1 – Notes

Workshop 1 – Questions and Comments

Workshop 1 – Answers to Questions and Comments

Workshop 2 – 9th February 2015 from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Widdrington Community Centre

Workshop 2 – Agenda

Workshop 2 – Notes

Site Details Presentation

Need for Coal Presentation

Planning Process Presentation

Workshop 3 – 8th April 2015 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Lynemouth Welfare Miners Institute

Workshop 3 – Agenda

Workshop 3 – Notes

Environmental and Transport Presentation

COMEAP 1999 – Statement on open cast coal mining ops – medical effects of air pollutants

Workshop 4 – 3rd June 2015 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Lynemouth Welfare Miners Institute

Workshop 4 – Agenda

Workshop 4 Notes

Wildlife Presentation

Landscape & Visual Presentation

Benefits Presentation

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