“Mill Hill & Betteshanger CIC” has been established to support the former Betteshanger mining communities in Mill Hill and at the Village of Betteshanger. Betteshanger was the last Colliery to close in Kent and was one of our four Kent Collieries.
Dover District, is an Assisted Area with multiple deprivation, low skills profile, high unemployment (11.2%) child poverty of 20.4% and extremely low levels of self-employment and is amongst the most deprived areas in the UK. Mill Hill is DDC’s largest ward.
The company’s activities will act as guardian to the Kent mining heritage and provide benefit to and empower participating Kent coal mining communities particularly young people – to conserve and explore their shared heritage and cultural connections, and learn new skills as they tell their stories.
It will also benefit communities locally regionally nationally and internationally who are involved with or are interested in coal mining heritage and the preservation of its history, buildings and landscape.