Opencast meeting

VILLAGERS can have their say on opencast plans at a meeting next week.

Banks Mining set up the Ferneybeds Community Design Panel earlier this year to give residents a chance to help shape its proposals for an opencast site on the edge of Widdrington Station.

The next session will take place at the Area Training and Activity Centre (ATAC) in Mile Road on Monday, from 6.30pm.

All are welcome and anyone wishing to join the panel can contact Banks on 0191 378 6100.