As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 15th March, Stephanie recently held a meeting with the Coal Authority at her office in Hoyland.
The Coal Authority is responsible for licensing all coal mining in Britain, and also addresses legacy issues relating to mining, such as water pollution and subsidence.
The meeting was attended by James Lowth, the Coal Authority’s Director of Operations.
During the meeting, James outlined the work the Coal Authority does, and Stephanie pressed them on the work they’re doing to address the challenges faced by Barnsley East.
Commenting, Stephanie said:
“As a proud mining area, the closure of the pits has had a profound impact on the economic, social and cultural life of our community here in Barnsley.
“As well as fighting injustices like the unfair surplus sharing arrangements in the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme, I’m committed to helping my constituents to deal with other issues stemming from our mining heritage, such as water pollution and subsidence.
“That’s why I felt it was important to meet with the Coal Authority, and to speak to them about the work they’re doing here in Barnsley East.”