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To: Leicestershire County Council
Introduce a mining exhibition at Snibston Colliery
Create an exhibition to celebrate the history of the site and maintain the site in good working order so that the mining industry can have a place to be remembered.
To develop a Community Hub, where people from all walks of life can come together and talk about mining and communities, we will be able to develop courses, lectures and discussions where the communities can learn new skills. These will be run by a variety of people who would like to share their knowledge, skills and interests in various areas of work and life, helping to develop long lasting skills in a variety of areas for our communities to thrive.
Why is this important?
It is important to keep the mining heritage alive around Leicestershire. The miners and their families are passionate about having their heritage continued.The council should make sure there is an exhibition of all the mining works and tours of the mining shaft.
The history that surrounds Snibston Colliery is truly remarkable as George Stephenson and his son Robert Stephenson were very much part of the setting up and sinking of a shaft at Snibston in Coalville, therefore it is important that we keep this legacy going.
In 2015 it was very sad when the Snibston Discovery Park was demolished, a lot of people fought to keep this alive. It was an amazing exhibition with hands on products for children to see and had an auditorium for films etc. The place now looks very derelict with only the Century Theatre.
How it will be delivered
I would like to take the petition to Leicestershire County Council and be able to discuss this with them.