Local Communities

Partnership With The Community

Working in harmony with the local community is a high priority for Celtic Energy. Developing channels of open and honest communication and allowing local residents to gain a full understanding of our operations is essential for good community relations.

To promote good relations, each site has a community liaison committee which comprises local councillors and residents. Their role is to act as a point of contact between the community and the company. Meeting on a regular basis, the committee is kept fully up to date on the site’s progress, and each member has the opportunity to air their views.

The site community liaison committee is also responsible for administering a significant community donations budget throughout the life of the site. This is in addition to the community benefit package provided by the Company.

Schools, charities, sporting groups and local organisations throughout South Wales have benefited from donations from Celtic Energy. The Company is committed to supporting local good causes for the long term benefit of both the young and old alike.

Celtic Energy sites are visited regularly by local school children of all ages. The Company offers assistance with school projects by providing schools with on site and classroom support. Needless to say, the children love to see the big machines.

With the majority of the Company’s employees living within the local communities, they, as residents, play an active role in community life. Be it at rugby matches, school plays, fun days or concerts, Celtic Energy has a presence throughout the community.

With an open door policy, visitors are welcome to visit any of Celtic Energy’s operating sites and see for themselves the work that is undertaken on site and the work that goes on in the community. Occasionally, the sites hold open days to encourage local residents and visitors to South Wales to view and discuss the operations of a surface coal mine. This is of course, particularly important for the education of children who are also encouraged to accompany their parents.

Just call your local Mine Manager or the Head Office at Caerphilly to arrange a visit.

However, should you have any concerns with regard to our operations in your area please do not hesitate to telephone 0845 678 943 or e-mail: enquiries@coal.com