The Bradley project will deliver significant benefits to the local area and community
Supporting the local economy: Bradley will deliver substantial investment into local businesses, and help maintain the existing supply chain we have with businesses across the North East.
Bradley Surface Coal Mine Community Fund: Around £52,000 is now available for local groups, organisations and projects to apply to for financial support. Please visit http://www.cdcf.org.uk/library/documents/Banks_Bradley_Community_Fund_-_Guidelines_2019.pdf for more information.
Restoration: Nature reserve, parkland and return to agricultural use
Community Engagement: A Bradley liaison committee is established to discuss all aspects of the project. Local residents, Councillors, community groups and organisations are all represented. Please contact us for more information
Case study 1: Investing in our people
In 2017 we gained the Investors In People Silver Award for our commitment to developing our employees so they continuously improve their skills and gain experience. Since March 2017, 80 plant operators have been undertaking their NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations. We have also developed an extensive induction, training and licensing scheme that is far more challenging and robust than other third party industry schemes with endorsements from both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
Four apprentices from our plant team are currently completing their NVQ Level 3 in Plant Maintenance sharing their time learning between Shotton Surface Mine and Northumberland College.
Case Study 2: Connect 2 Banks Mining
The Connect 2 Banks Mining charter sets out how Banks Mining will support the local economies that host our mining projects. This will be achieved by:
Community Newsletter: Please see the Bradley Community Newsletter, June 2018, for further information too