PEOPLE are being given an opportunity to find out more about the progress of a new multi-billion pound fertiliser mining project.

Sirius Minerals, which is currently developing a polyhalite mine near Whitby linked to a processing facility in Teesside by a 23-mile transportation tunnel under the North York Moors, is holding further information events at locations close to its construction sites.

The next drop-in, which will take place at Hawsker Village Hall tonight, follow successful events in Sneaton, near Whitby, Moorsholm in east Cleveland and at Lingdale Village Hall .

Another drop-in for those living near the Wilton site on Teesside will be held at the Corus Sports and Social Centre (British Steel Club) in Dormanstown on Tuesday 30 July.

Each session will run between 4pm – 7pm and will give local people the chance to find out about the project’s construction progress and learn which works will be taking place over the next year.

There will be a wide range of information available and members of the Sirius team, and its contractors, will be on hand to answer questions.

The project is set to create 1,700 jobs in construction and 1,000 skilled, long term jobs when it becomes operational, and will also provide training to support local people into roles in preparation for mining operations.