UK Campaigns

solidaritysundayFor an interactive map of all opencast mines and coal-fired power stations in the UK, see the Coal Maps.

Groups fighting against new planning applications in the UK

Save Druridge
Website: www.savedruridge.co.uk
Facebook
Email: savedruridge@btinternet.com

Fighting an application by Banks Mining to extract 3 million tonnes from Highthorn, Northumberland.

Hilltop Action Group
Website: hilltopproject.com
Email: hilltopactiongroup@gmail.com

Hilltop Action Group are fighting against an application to mine at Hilltop, Clay Cross Derbyshire.

Save Dewley Hill
Website: savedewleyhill.wordpress.com/
Email: savedewleyhill@outlook.com
Facebook: Save Dewley Hill from Open Cast Coal

This group is campaigning to stop Banks Mining’s application to extract 800,000 tonnes of coal from Dewley Hill, just West of Newcastle.

United Valleys Action Group
UVAGlogoEmail:
Facebook: United Valleys Action Group

United Valleys Action Group are involved in various campaigns in the South Wales Coal Field. There is an application by Miller Argent for a new mine at Nant Llesg, adjacent to the enormous Ffos-y-fran mine operated by the same company, UVAG campaign to ensure Nant Llesg is never started.

 

National alliances

Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance

Loose Anti-Opencast Network (UK)
Email: infoatlaon@yahoo.com
Website: http://noopencastnetwork.org.uk

United Valleys Action Group (Wales)
Email:
Facebook: United Valleys Action Group

Currently active groups or campaigns opposing UK coal developments:

SCOTLAND

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Douglas and Glespin Community Council
Website: www.douglascommunitycouncil.info
Email: DouglasCCouncil(a)aol.com

Communities Against Airfield Opencast
Website: airfieldopencast.co.uk
Email: airfield.couslandcoal@virgin.net
Phone: 0131 663 2730

Stop Cauldhall Opencast
Website: stopopencast.org.uk
Email: info@stopopencast.org.uk

ENGLAND

No Open Cast Today or Tomorrow (Campaigning against Bradley site)
Website: tinyurl.com/leadgate
Email: fpmnc(a)btinternet.com
Phone: 01207 582385

Pont Valley Network (Campaigning against Bradley site)Great-Oak-walk
Website: pontvalley.net/cms/index.php
Email: fpmnc(a)btinternet.com

Stop Opencasting in Sharleston
Website: www.facebook.com/opencastsharlston
Email: opencastsharlston [at] hotmail.co.uk

Cowley Residents Action Group (successfully stopped a coal reclaimation scheme near Chapeltown, South Yorkshire. Now fighting against a motorway service station application in ancient woodland, see their website.)
Website: http://www.cowleyrag.com/hesley-wood/

Shortwood Farm Opencast Opposition

(Fought an application by UK Coal to mine in Nottinghamshire, the application was approved but has never been worked)
Email: Soco.opencast@gmail.com

Minorca Opencast Protest Group
Website: www.mopg.co.uk | www.leicestershirevillages.com/measham/…
Email: info@mopg.co.uk

Bristol and Bath Rising Tide (the group has taken action against the coal industry)
Website: risingtide.org.uk/bristol
Email: bristol[at]risingtide.org.uk

WALES

Residents Against Ffos-y-Fran
Website: stopffosyfran.co.uk
Email: raff_group[at]stopffosyfran.co.uk

Green Valleys Alliance (In relation to Nant Llesg application)
Website: greenvalleysalliance.co.uk
Email: support@greenvalleysalliance.co.uk