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Mining sites offer community funds

Ulgham Residents Association with a bench to serve the village (May 2013) Seated Left to Right: Helen Dunn (Ulgham Village Association), Peter Wood (UK Coal), Hilda Allen (Ulgham  Village Association) Standing: Trevor Meek (UK Coal), George Brown (Ulgham Village Association)

Ulgham Residents Association with a bench to serve the village (May 2013) Seated Left to Right: Helen Dunn (Ulgham Village Association), Peter Wood (UK Coal), Hilda Allen (Ulgham Village Association) Standing: Trevor Meek (UK Coal), George Brown (Ulgham Village Association)

ALMOST £80,000 has been handed to Northumberland community projects from two mining sites.

UK Coal distributed the cash last year from its community trust funds associated with the Potland Burn and Butterwell surface mines.

Among the recipients was Ulgham Village Sports Club, which was awarded £5,500 to replace a grass car park with a hard-wearing surface, Ulgham Village Association, which was given £300 for a bus stop bench, and Morpeth and District Red Squirrels, which received £500 for its conservation work.

Potland Burn Site Manager Peter Millar said: “We believe these grants make a huge difference.”

 

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