Mine would be great financial gain for locals

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Mine is great financial gain for locals

On one of my regular visits to Whitby last weekend I picked up the Whitby Gazette.

A letter from William Atkinson caught my eye regarding the possibility of mining for potash in the locality.

I have loved Whitby and the North Yorks Moors since camping near Staithes in my childhood scouting days.

I am now in my 70s and fortunate to have purchased a small flat at Ruswarp which I visit whenever possible.

If there is a possibility of bringing some financial gain to the locality and providing some employment to the area for the sake of what will probably be a very minor intrusion I cannot believe there is any hesitation.

If there was a referendum and I qualified to vote, it would certainly have my support.

Perhaps some of the financial gain could be used to provide a park and ride scheme - if ever a town needed it Whitby certainly does.

How the local residents have put up with the parking is unbelievable.

JD Burke

Warmfield Lane, 
Warmfield, Wakefield