Residents in Quorn will be able to tell the operator of one of Europe's largest quarries about their concerns about its expansion today.
Granite has been taken from the ground at the Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire for more than 150 years The firm which runs it says new stone is running low. Plans could secure the site for another 40 years, but residents say they are not being consulted about the changes.
The planning application is still being considered by Leicestershire County Council which says it is likely to consider it later in the year.
The Gala Weekend Programme at the Great Central Railway preserved line in Quorn was severely disrupted when a locomotive pulling some Travelleing Post Office carriages derailed.
Picture: Jozef Lopuszynski
Eric Wodke from Quorn says he hopes the chancellor will bring VAT back down to 17.5% and fule prices will be capped or reduced.
The chancellor George Osborne has started announcing details of this year's budget.