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Anti-opencast noise demo, near Doncaster, 9th June 2008

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Anti-opencast noise demo, near Doncaster, 9th June 2008

A new open-cast coal mine site is about to get underway in beautiful Derbyshire. unless we stop it now.

What's going on?

Lodge House site, which is east of the village of the Derbyshire village of Smalley, is one of seven sites that UK Coal is to open-cast. The area is rich with wildlife and backs onto Shipley Country Park. It is about to be devastated, despite objections from local councils, residents and local environmental groups. The Secretary of State granted planning permission in 2007 and work is to commence any day now.

To combat open-cast mining a new action group "Leave it in the Ground" has formed, supported by Earth First! with a noise demo on Monday 9th June. Help us send the message loud and clear to UK Coal to leave it in the ground!

Meet: 12 noon at Doncaster train station.
There will be lifts to UK Coal's HQ - but bring transport if you can.

UK Coal HQ, Harworth Park, Blyth Road, Harworth, Doncaster DN11 8DB
Bring: banners, things to make noise with, food, people, tents, room to give people a lift.

If you can't make the demo then you could contact UK Coal directly to let them know what you think: UK Coal Tel: 01302 751751 Fax: 01302 752420.

For more info phone 07852 460871 or email derby(at)earthfirst.org.uk

For more background info and a leaflet, see http://leaveitintheground.org.uk
For news of the Picnic in the Park mass trespass, see http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/node/20727