Daniel Sobanski has published an article about Nenthead and West Allendale in the magazine Industriekultur 1.17. Copy of front cover is here. You can see the magazine in the Society archive.
14 03 2017 – INFORMATION SOURCES
You can keep up to date with the proposals for the Nent and West Allen rivers by going to the Gov Uk website at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/metal-mine-water-treatment
We will publish a selection of documents on our website, including copies of paper documents distributed at Consultation Events. These paper documents are usually available from the Gov UK website.
This document works through the criteria for choosing treatment sites – Site Evaluation Criteria.
17 03 2017 FEEDBACK INVITED
The EA are asking for feedback about their proposals for Nenthead and Nentsberry. The information and feedback forms are here – Nenthead and Nentsberry proposals
We recommend that you read the documents and complete the feedback forms.
17 03 2017 – REBUILDING THE MINE WATER SAMPLING WEIRS
The Coal Authority contractors are renewing the water measuring devices in Caplecleugh Low, Rampgill and Nentsberry Haggs Levels. This work will start on 27th March and should be completed by 31st March.
Please note that the works include concrete weirs – we are asked to avoid the mines during the construction works, and to keep a look out for any damage to the weirs.
The newly constructed weirs should facilitate more consistent measuring of the water flows and collection of water samples.
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CLEANING UP THE RIVER NENT
The Environment Agency are developing schemes to clean up the River Nent by reducing the amount of zinc in the river . The mine water discharges contribute to the zinc content of the river. The impact of these schemes on the mines is not yet fully understood. Will the historical features be damaged?, will access be reduced or curtailed? where will the treatment plants be sited? – these questions are not completely answered.
Find out more and contribute to the discussion at the next Public participation events on two days in March. On both days there will be an “Open House” from 1400 to 1700 hrs – with a chance to speak to the EA and Coal Authority teams, and public workshops from 1800 to 2000hrs.
13 March Nenthead Village Hall – for the Rampgill and Caplecleugh proposals.
14 March Nenthall Hotel – for the Nentsberry Haggs proposals.
see more at Environment Agency consultation
All Wednesdays are members volunteer work days on site at Nenthead. Very occasionally we may cancel a Wednesday work day if the snow is too deep – check before you travel by phoning 07702538709 and speak to our Volunteer Coordinator, Joyce Jackson.
We aim to organise projects during the year. This will mean that we may organise Volunteer work days in addition to Wednesdays and Sundays. Watch this website for more details. This page will also be updated.
We are planning to be on site, weather permitting, on Wednesday 16th November, starting at around 0945hrs. Check before you travel by phoning Joyce our Volunteer Coordinator on 07702538709 – Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.
Tasks are likely to include repairs to doors and door frames, archiving, packing up our displays for the winter, cleaning the drainage gutter in Carrs Mine, and soon…..
Snow lying at Nenthead and all approach roads have snow. Maybe see you next week.
Weather forecast looks OK for this day, but please check by phone before you travel. Best to phone on Tuesday evening 01388 527532.
Work programme is likely to be:
Clearing drainage gutter in Carrs Mine
Maintaining doors and door frames
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 28th May 2016 commencing at 1100hrs at Nenthead Village Hall, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria.
AGM papers will be sent out before the meeting. The Treasurer’s Report is attached here TREASURER’S REPORT 2015-16
Minutes of the 2015 AGM are here: AGM 2015 minutes
Progress report based on members syndicate work is here: Syndicate exercise Final updated – AGM 2015
Members Events for 2016 are listed on the file shown below. This has been updated on 18th May 2016.
The Governing document, or Constitution, is available from here as a pdf. If you are unable to read pdf files, please ask for a paper copy.