Former campaign’s helping hand for group

Save Druridge campaign treasurer Sarah Blythe, second left, and other members of the group thank Libby Paxton , third right, for the donation.
Save Druridge campaign treasurer Sarah Blythe, second left, and other members of the group thank Libby Paxton , third right, for the donation.
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Two groups of environmental protestors were united to help residents’ efforts in their battle against an opencast mining bid near Druridge Bay.

About £350 was handed over from the original Druridge Bay Campaign, which was set up to help prevent the building of a nuclear power station at Druridge Bay in the 1980s.

Libby Paxton from Morpeth, who was a member of the former group of protestors, arranged the hand-over of funds to the Save Druridge campaign at the Drift Inn near Cresswell.

She said: “The remaining members of Druridge Bay Campaign are pleased to support the new campaign group, which is prepared to raise awareness of the latest threats to Druridge Bay from opencast mining.”

The money will help to produce materials that will highlight concerns over Banks Mining’s proposal for an opencast site at Highthorn.